For better or worse, the world is changing fast. Our lives are getting busier, and our homes are becoming increasingly more important. We’re turning to them for respite, using them as offices, extending our living space to include elderly or young adult family members, and renting out space for extra income. Space is at a
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,
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. But don’t let that stop you. We have a solution that saves you time, money, and headaches. At New Avenue, our qualified and proven local
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 thinking about a new project, you may be wondering how the process works. Here’s a look behind the scenes: Every architecture and construction project goes through the same five phases. Whether you’re talking about a $5,000 bathroom remodel or a $5 billion stadium, the overall plan is the same. That’s right; every construction
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.