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Sunday, January 13 2019 / Published in Accessory Dwelling, Costs, Informational
Russell, the owner of a home in San Jose, wanted to make the most of his underused property by adding an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) to the back yard. He plans to rent his ADU out. In addition, it will be available for a family member if the need arises. The ADU would have to
Saturday, January 12 2019 / Published in Accessory Dwelling, Costs, Remodel
Jeff and his family own a two-story home in San Bruno with plenty of space in the backyard. They decided to build an accessory dwelling on the hill behind their home, leaving space in the yard to play. They also wanted to leave room to expand their main home in the future. Adding an accessory
Saturday, January 12 2019 / Published in Costs, Remodel
Occasionally, a client will come to New Avenue having been burned by an architect or contractor. We’re sorry this happens to so many people, and we’re happy to help save a project. A homeowner in San Pablo approached us for help in remodeling a one-bedroom home he had purchased a few months before. Unfortunately, the
Friday, January 11 2019 / Published in Accessory Dwelling, Addition, Costs
Navin and Monica wanted to expand their one-story home in Fremont, making it a two-story home to take full advantage of the spectacular views in their neighborhood. They wanted to maximize their living space while leaving the option to rent out the new space in the future. A New Avenue partner architect designed a second-floor
Friday, January 11 2019 / Published in Accessory Dwelling, Costs, Remodel
Sharmila and Tejal came to New Avenue for help in converting their detached garage to an accessory dwelling unit with a loft bedroom, kitchen, full bath, and living area. They wanted to keep the building at its current square footage and height. A New Avenue partner architect visited the site and discussed Sharmila and Tejal’s
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