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
Designing and building an addition, remodel or custom home is a complicated process that involves one to two years of planning and then 45+ people to do the actual construction. At New Avenue our qualified and proven local professionals can design and build your project. We supplement the talented pros with a project management software that
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
Best Practices in architecture and construction manage a project under five phases that we will review here. All projects, whether a $5,000 bathroom remodel or a $5 billion dollar stadium have these five phases. The phases are defined as: Phase 1 – Program Development: Defining what your goals are, what you want to do, what
If you are planning an addition, remodel, or custom home then save this message. Seriously. Save it and use these three documents. 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 to be answered or changes that an
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.
NBC just investigated a contractor matching service and found that 60% of the contractors providing bids are unlicensed. Many ripped off clients by running away with the deposit money or not completing the work. At New Avenue we are not surprised. We built a project management system the eliminates the risk of these scams happening. Then