When the Evans family decided they needed more space, they contacted New Avenue about adding on to their San Francisco home. They wanted an addition that included a bedroom, a bathroom, and a kitchen.
The floor plans, the complete budget, and a chart showing the payment schedule are below.
San Francisco has been called the most expensive city in the country, and this project was completed for just over $200,000. That’s over 80% less expensive than almost any other new home in San Francisco.
Assembling the right team
In projects like these, it’s critical to get the right permits. An estimated 30,000 additions or remodels in the city have an unpermitted kitchen, making them illegal.
Happy to help the Evans family, we completed a fully permitted project that suits their needs. The design was created by one of New Avenue’s licensed architects, and construction involved a local general contractor whose business is a father/son/daughter team. This contractor team has been working in the neighborhood for over 50 years, so they know the area well.
Although permitting can be riddled with delays, construction is generally quick.
At times, projects in San Francisco can take 2.5 years to design and permit. San Francisco is brutal when it comes to permitting. This project met with several challenges from neighbors, which caused multiple long delays during design and permitting.
However, if you don’t get tangled in red tape, projects in cities like San Francisco can move quickly. Some of these have been our fastest projects ever. Without delays, these projects can break ground in just a few weeks—not a few years—and they can be done in under four months.
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