In this Berkeley remodel, we converted an underused living area to create more usable space for the family. We added storage, a deck, and an upstairs master suite with a window seat and plenty of closet space. Swipe to see the downstairs and upstairs floor plans for the remodeled portion of the home.
Multigenerational families are realizing that they can (and should) live together The AARP reports that almost 90% of seniors would rather stay at home than move to an elder care facility. This shouldn’t be surprising to any of us. As humans, we value independence, familiar surroundings, and the comfort of being near loved ones. And
With the new accessory-dwelling friendly legislation in California, many building owners are looking to legalize their unpermitted accessory dwellings and apartments. It’s a smart move. It helps to ensure the safety of tenants, improves the resale value for the future, and keeps everything on the up-and-up with the city. Here’s one such remodel for a
Matt and Nora, homeowners in Portland, wanted to open up the common areas of their home and update their kitchen. They planned to convert their existing sunroom into a new kitchen and mudroom. They also needed a sink and shower added to the downstairs bathroom. Angela, a New Avenue partner architect, created a plan that
Dean, a homeowner in Milwaukie, Oregon, was planning for the future. He wanted to age in place in his home and bring his son and grandchildren to live with him. Dean is skilled in construction, so he planned to do much of the demolition and building work (such electrical and plumbing) himself. He came to
This San Francisco family wanted to update their 100-year-old home. Like so many homeowners, they had a lot of goals in mind. Many of the people who call New Avenue own outdated homes that just don’t suit their modern lifestyles. They wish they could invite their friends over for supper or a glass of wine,