For those who truly understand the countless benefits, a home remodel or an ADU is a must-have. New Avenue designer Cindy has a knack for bringing her clients’ dreams to life, creating homes that fit their owners perfectly.
Here are some of her latest projects.
This one-bedroom house in San Pablo is getting a much-needed update
This is a single-family, one-bedroom home that was stripped down to the studs in order to re-work the interiors. Cindy’s design rearranges the kitchen to allow for more counter space and a pantry. Cindy opened up the kitchen and added a dining island (highlighted in yellow below). This change improves the feel, flow, and utility of the space. She also added a door to the bathroom (highlighted in pink) so guests wouldn’t have to go through the bedroom. A stackable washer/dryer was added without sacrificing much space in the bedroom. The rear of the home was underutilized, so Cindy added a small office area (highlighted in blue) to take advantage of the great sunlight.
This basement ADU in Oakland was built without permits. Cindy’s working to make it safe and legal.
This two-bedroom, two-bath basement ADU was built without permits. Cindy is currently working with the homeowners to retroactively permit it. She says, “We don’t know yet the extent of structural rehab, if any, is needed. It’s always tricky with unpermitted and undocumented work.”
Cindy will use her knowledge of local rules, state law, and good design to ensure this ADU gets all the necessary permits.
These Glendale homeowners converted their garage into a super-usable ADU.
This 423-square-foot studio style is a garage conversion. No additional square footage was allowed because of the garage’s location between the main home and the street, so the homeowners couldn’t make the building any bigger. Cindy’s challenge was to pack a lot of ADU into a small space, and she definitely succeeded. There’s a separate sleeping area that fits a queen bed, a full bathroom, and ample storage.
This Richmond ADU has everything you need, including a spacious loft.
The owners of this 231-square-foot ADU wanted a petite ADU with all the amenities. Cindy designed a nice bathroom (highlighted in yellow below) that’s only four feet wide but includes a 30″ x 48″ shower, which is plenty of room! Careful conservation of space allows for a beautiful kitchen and living room, which look out onto a lovely garden. An 88-square-foot loft provides excellent storage space over the kitchen and bath. The loft (highlighted in blue) is accessed by a ladder, but Cindy’s design allows for the addition of stairs at a later date.
This spectacular Berkeley ADU is designed for the hills.
This 622-square-foot ADU is in a hillside zone, so Cindy had to design for a slope. Cindy says, “The good thing about that is that the 14-foot max for ADUs in Berkeley is measured at any plane cut through the building. Therefore, as the slope increases, so can the roof height.”
Cindy carefully designed this ADU to match the personality and needs of the homeowners. They love hosting, and the kitchen is well-equipped for entertaining. The great room is roomy and has an entire wall of shelves for the family’s book collection. There’s also a loft for storage or for use as a bonus area. The cozy office nook (highlighted in blue) has a lower ceiling to give it a private feel.
New Avenue is proud to have Cindy as part of our design team. To talk with Cindy or another New Avenue designer about your remodel or new construction project, schedule a call. We’ll answer your questions and help you get more from your property.