Thursday, June 13 2019 / Published in Costs, Informational
San Rafael homeowner David wanted to increase the usable area at the front of his home by adding a covered porch. New Avenue designer Cindy worked with David to create a plan for the addition. Cindy advised David on the engineering and permitting requirements. She then worked with him to design a covered porch that
Friday, June 07 2019 / Published in Costs, Informational
When the governing association of a group of condominiums in Oakland wanted to replace their roof and balconies, they asked New Avenue for help with construction administration. The area has seen a lot of this type of construction after being shaken by a serious balcony collapse in Berkeley, which killed six and injured seven others.
Thursday, June 06 2019 / Published in Costs, Remodel
Matt and Nora, homeowners in Portland, wanted to open up the common areas of their home and update their kitchen. They planned to convert their existing sunroom into a new kitchen and mudroom. They also needed a sink and shower added to the downstairs bathroom. Angela, a New Avenue partner architect, created a plan that
Thursday, June 06 2019 / Published in Addition, Costs, Remodel
Dean, a homeowner in Milwaukie, Oregon, was planning for the future. He wanted to age in place in his home and bring his son and grandchildren to live with him. Dean is skilled in construction, so he planned to do much of the demolition and building work (such electrical and plumbing) himself. He came to
Tuesday, June 04 2019 / Published in Addition, Costs, Informational, Remodel
Charlotte and Dennis, the owners of a hundred-year-old farmhouse in West Linn, Oregon, came to New Avenue with the goal of remodeling their home. They wanted to make it into a place where they could live as they grew older. They also wanted to update the home and bring it up to code. A New