When you’re choosing a window, door, or skylight, there are many things you should consider (you know, besides how nice or expensive it is). Often you’ll find a label that looks something like this: This label is given by the NFRC, the National Fenestration Rating Council, a non-profit that rates the performance of these
Last month we conducted a small home renovation survey. The results are in! We want to thank everyone who took the survey for their time. This information helps us help you when it comes to get started and talk about your project. Thinking about a project Have you started or considered starting a home construction
We had a brief chat about permitting with Heidi Richardson, a designer based in the San Francisco Bay Area and a New Avenue Design Professional. The goal was to get some insight into her experience with permitting and working with cities. 1. What permits are required? There are two kinds: zoning permits and building permits.
We got a few professional photos for Chez Mona’s backyard. This is a 610-square foot, 2 bed, 1 bath home in Berkeley, CA. Mona teamed up with her daughter Lisa, son in law Aaron and two grandkids to create this backyard casita near the famous Berkeley Gourmet Ghetto. Nicknamed Chez Mona due to it’s proximity to Chez
Join us for an open house of a music studio coming to completion in Berkeley this coming Sunday from 2 to 4 PM. About a month and a half ago this spacious 438-square-foot project was in mid-construction, and now it’s nearly finished! There are double walls and special soundproofing to make for the perfect place
Brandon and Anne are doing a big remodel to their home in San Mateo, CA. The family of four is remodeling the master bedroom and adding a 1-bed, 1-bath accessory building to their backyard. In the short term the accessory building will serve as a playroom, music room, office, a place to have a beer,
The New Avenue team wants to wish you and your family a great holiday season and is offering a year-end deal to help you get your accessory dwelling or major renovation kickstarted into 2015! Sign up for Phase I – Program Development and Research by December 15, we’ll give you $500 off! Know someone looking
Just north of the University of California, Berkeley, campus is a hilly neighborhood where Betsy and her son are breaking ground for an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) project this November 2014. The short-term plan is for family use. In the long term there are a number of options that are all to be determined.
Unsure about financing for your accessory dwelling project? New Avenue has worked with over 100 clients and almost all of them finance their addition, remodel or accessory dwelling with traditional bank financing. We interviewed both clients and loan officers at various banks to see what people do for financing. Here are shared some insights into