Amy and Tom owned a 743-square-foot, two-bedroom, one-bath home that was built in 1943. That’s tiny, and it just didn’t work for the owners and their goals. Those goals were clear. When asked what they wanted, they explained that they wanted a home for “growing old in.” “We want to add a new, larger living
Aargh… Well, it looks like lifting a home, restoring it, making it safer with a seismic retrofit, adding an affordable accessory dwelling in the lower floor, and remediating lead and asbestos isn’t always appreciated. We won’t let it hurt our feelings, though. We’re proud to help people get the most out of the property they
A mountain escape with all the fresh air, cool breezes, and dramatic landscapes you could ask for. A laid-back beach house with plenty of sunshine, sand, and surf. A serene country home surrounded by acres of peace and quiet. Want one? A vacation home is just what it sounds like—a place to escape to. It’s
Designing and building an addition, remodel or custom home is a complicated process that involves one to two years of planning and then 45+ people to do the actual construction. But don’t let that stop you. We have a solution that saves you time, money, and headaches. At New Avenue, our qualified and proven local
If you’re considering a remodel, addition or custom home, cost is probably front and center in your mind. If you’ve received a quote, you’re likely overwhelmed with thoughts and questions. Here’s what you may be thinking in terms of effort and budget. “My friend told me that projects can be built for $200 per square foot.”
If you’re thinking about a new project, you may be wondering how the process works. Here’s a look behind the scenes: Every architecture and construction project goes through the same five phases. Whether you’re talking about a $5,000 bathroom remodel or a $5 billion stadium, the overall plan is the same. That’s right; every construction
If you’re adding on to your home or building an accessory dwelling, read this first. Don’t start work until you have a design agreement, a construction agreement, and a budget. If you’re planning an addition, remodel, or custom home, this is the most important information we can share with you: Three documents could save you
Construction lingo can lead to confusion before your job even begins. This often creates cost overruns and frustration. This article tells you what to look for in a construction bid so you can avoid surprises. Anywhere you see something you don’t understand, you should expect to be surprised by a cost that you didn’t anticipate.