New Avenue recently finished a class San Francisco project – one of an estimated 30,000 additions or remodels in the city that are ready for an in-law apartment or accessory dwelling. An estimated 30,000 projects like this have an unpermitted kitchen making them illegal in-laws. This is a fully permitted project designed by one of
Our clients and their twin boys had outgrown their condo in San Francisco and need space and a lawn to play. So they did what many young couples do…. they bought a fixer and spent two years remodeling it. And the results are amazing! In this story, our clients bought a 4,800 square foot 3 bedroom, 4
Many people interested in designing and building a custom project start with the question: “How much will it cost to build?” When people hear the answer, their next question is, “Why? I thought it would be less expensive.” Then come the following thoughts: 1. “My friend told me that projects can be built for $200 per square
We have found that a meeting in your home with an architect is the perfect way to begin almost all project. Architects see things in minutes that many of us will never see. They bring design talent, matched with countless hours in a studio during college and thousands of hours more studying other homes in
If you are planning an addition, remodel, or custom home then save this message and reference these three documents. They should save you countless hours and thousands of dollars. This is the most important article we can share with you. Communication is always stressful and challenging. Every remodel or new construction project has questions that need
Construction lingo can lead to confusion before your job even begins. This often creates cost overruns and frustration. This article tells you what to look for in a construction bid so you can avoid surprises. Anywhere you see something you don’t understand you should expect to be surprised by a cost that you didn’t anticipate.
We reviewed all of our completed projects and found the following timeframe for construction: The maximum construction time was 13 months The fastest build was four months (this was during the 2010 recession and everyone was ready to work at a moment’s notice) The average time to build a project is 8 months. This includes projects that
The New Avenue online project management system reviews hundreds of projects at any given time. We track all of the change orders submitted by contractors in these projects. This post highlights the 18 most common change orders. These are changes that may be called “surprises” on your project and often times they shouldn’t be surprises at all.
There are three key problems facing every owner who is remodeling an old home or building a new one: Knowledge, People, and Clarity. It is really time consuming to navigate all three challenges. New Avenue has a unique way to automatically solve all three problems so you can have a delightful experience as we work with