A Berkeley homeowner came to New Avenue hoping to convert his accessory structure into an accessory dwelling. If he could add a kitchen and bathroom, he could rent the unit out. What’s the difference between an accessory structure and an accessory dwelling? As a place where people can live, an accessory dwelling includes a kitchen
A homeowner in Berkeley hired New Avenue to replace her old detached garage with an ADU. She plans to share the accessory dwelling with family and, later, rent it out. There are so many possibilities with an ADU like this one. This design has a kitchen (highlighted in blue), a living area/office (peach), a bedroom (yellow), a bathroom (purple), a laundry room (green), and plenty of storage. There’s even a fireplace.
Often, a family that is adding an ADU to their property will also want additional work. That might be a kitchen update, a new storage building, or a whole-house remodel to fit their lifestyle. One family came to New Avenue wanting a 650-square-foot accessory dwelling, a kitchen remodel, and a 250-square-foot storage building. New Avenue
Accessory dwellings, ADUs, in-law apartments, backyard cottages, granny flats…They go by about a million different names (some of which aren’t exactly ideal). Whatever you want to call it, it’s a major project, and that can mean a lot of risk. That’s why using the best ADU company on the San Francisco Peninsula is so important.
Rebecca, a Vallejo homeowner, contacted New Avenue to help her design a studio home for her mother. New Avenue designer Matt Waitkus developed a proposal that included design, the necessary meetings with the city, estimated subcontractor fees, required reports, city fees, and administrative fees. New Avenue provides these detailed design proposals so our clients aren’t
When a family decides to add an accessory dwelling, they often consider converting a storage building or garage on the property. This works so well when the existing building is in good shape. Here’s a gorgeous garage conversion in Berkeley, just across the street from another amazing project. Brit and Ethan decided to convert their
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