Real Estate Agent & Broker Talks About Their Backyard ADU

Learn how accessory dwelling units, or ADUs, are an asset to any property. Salt Lake City real estate agent and broker, Kimm Lofthouse recently purchased one, and shares how the fast financing and installation, as well as the comfortable, smart design, have been a more than worthwhile investment.

Video Transcript

Hi, I’m Kimm Lofthouse. I’m a real estate agent broker in downtown SLC and my brokerage is My Lofthouse.

I'm excited to talk to you about this year-long project that I’ve been working on: I decided to do an accessory dwelling unit in the back of my property. There are many benefits to having a little guest house in your backyard: you can move family members in, you can have people come visit, [set it up as an] Airbnb, or use it as an investment property. Everybody is definitely looking to add some additional income into their mortgage.

Interior of small home with wood cabinetry and black countertop

small round table and bench and small kitchen with sink and stove

What I like about my 1-bedroom unit is it’s only 432 square feet, but it feels a lot bigger. Modal did a really smart design with a ton of storage — like all the benches have storage. It has tall ceilings, lots of light, and it’s clean and contemporary. They did a really good job with all the upgrades and finishes, from the tile to the marmoleum. It’s really pretty, and I’m excited for you to see it. 

Slide out drawer under bench seat and small bathroom with round mirror over sink, toilet, and a large shower

I financed my Modal with the help of Melissa Erickson at Guild Mortgage, she’s awesome and it was a quick, easy experience. So if you are interested in an accessory dwelling unit, please contact me. I’d love to help you and I can walk you through mine to see if this is something you’d be interested in.