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
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.”
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 countless hours and thousands of dollars. You need a design agreement, a construction agreement, and
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.
Projects are easier to manage, more efficient, and more affordable when the team has a clear understanding of the work to be done. We cannot emphasize this enough: Use a design agreement, a construction agreement and a budget. It saves you time and headaches. It saves your architect and contractor time, and you save money.