When Toni and Jessica needed a comfortable, nearby place for their aging mother, they decided to build one for her in their backyard. It’s a smart decision; they would be able to care for their mom and give her the independence and private space she deserved. Since they were converting their garage, Toni and Jessica
These clients own a lovely home on a corner lot in Berkeley. They chose to replace their detached garage with a 651-square-foot accessory dwelling unit. This is a smart move in Berkeley because of the high demand on housing. They’ll be able to rent out their ADU for extra income or use it for themselves
When the Evans family decided they needed more space, they contacted New Avenue about adding on to their San Francisco home. They wanted an addition that included a bedroom, a bathroom, and a kitchen. List of the Owners’ Goals and Ideas at Start of Project The floor plans, the complete budget, and a chart showing
Our clients and their twin boys had outgrown their condo in San Francisco. This active family needed space and a lawn to play. So they did what many young couples do: They bought a fixer-upper and spent two years remodeling it. And the results are amazing! To start their next chapter, our clients bought a 4,800-square-foot,
If you’re considering a remodel, addition or custom home, cost is probably front and center in your mind. If you’ve received a quote, you’re likely overwhelmed with thoughts and questions. Here’s what you may be thinking in terms of effort and budget. “My friend told me that projects can be built for $200 per square foot.”
If you’re adding on to your home or building an accessory dwelling, read this first. Don’t start work until you have a design agreement, a construction agreement, and a budget. If you’re planning an addition, remodel, or custom home, this is the most important information we can share with you: Three documents could save you
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.
Every homeowner who contacts us wants to maximize the value of their property. They know that an accessory dwelling unit can provide tons of usability and even extra income. Understandably, they want that value as soon as possible. So they ask, “How long will it take?” While the actual time will always depend on the
The New Avenue online project management system is reviewing hundreds of projects at any given time. We track all of the change orders submitted by contractors in these projects. This post highlights the 20 most common change orders. These are changes that may be called “surprises” on your project. Often, they shouldn’t be surprises at all.