As your new accessory dwelling or home addition are being built, you can expect visits from city inspectors. They may ask to see the calculations used to size the interior gas and water lines. Your plumber and contractor will decide what types of pipes and wiring you need based on projected demand (that is, how
Tuesday, January 15 2019 / Published in Informational
We talk a lot about the value a new project can bring to a homeowner. It can be valuable for your quality of life, increase resale value, or create a new rentable space that generates income. The intrinsic value that comes with creating space for yourself or for family is usually the biggest factor. But
Tuesday, January 15 2019 / Published in Informational
If you don’t plan ahead, the city could make you change your design. You’ve spent months (or maybe even years) dreaming about your new accessory dwelling unit. You know exactly what you want and where you want it. And you know just what you’re going to do with it. You’ve got the plans, drawn up
Sunday, January 13 2019 / Published in Informational
Wanting a place that would provide extra income and could one day become a residence for her mother and/or herself, Patricia contacted New Avenue about adding a one-bedroom accessory dwelling to her property in Berkeley. There were a few things that were very important to Patricia. She wanted to preserve the trees on the property.
Sunday, January 13 2019 / Published in Accessory Dwelling, Costs
Making a wise move for her family’s financial future, AnMarie decided to add an accessory dwelling to her property. She plans to rent it out, which will be no problem given the high demand for housing in Oakland. She’s also thinking ahead, knowing she can one day offer it as a guest house to family