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Wednesday, January 09 2019 / Published in Addition, Costs, Remodel
Unhappy with his San Francisco home, Marc approached New Avenue for help in planning major renovations. First, he wanted to solve a dry-rot problem in the garage. He also wanted to expand the garage, which was not fully excavated when the house was built. He also wanted to stop a leak in the garage that
Wednesday, January 09 2019 / Published in Costs, Informational, Remodel
Oakland residents Michele and Steve decided to add to their current home. Their plan was to create an addition or accessory dwelling unit that could be lease to short- or long-term renters. In the long term, it would be a space they could move into themselves. To prevent surprise problems down the road, Michele and
Wednesday, January 09 2019 / Published in Costs, Remodel
Concerned for his 127-year-old Victorian home in Oakland, Ravi came to New Avenue for help in preventing leaks and modifying the ground floor to include a garage, bedroom, bathroom, laundry, and common space. He wanted the space to be a place that he could use or a place where a roommate could live. A New
Wednesday, January 09 2019 / Published in Accessory Dwelling, Costs
With a growing family and aging parents, Elaine knew she would soon need more living space on her property. So she started her project by creating a free account with New Avenue and filling out our Goals & Ideas worksheet. Elaine’s vision included a one-bedroom accessory dwelling unit with one or two bathrooms, a bedroom/living
Wednesday, January 09 2019 / Published in Accessory Dwelling, Costs
When Carl decided to build an accessory dwelling unit in their backyard, he contacted New Avenue. His immediate plan is to rent the building out as soon as it is built. Later, if one of his parents or in-laws needs it, he’ll be able to move his aging family member in and enjoy a multigenerational
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