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 New Avenue to get in touch with an architect who could turn his vision into a concrete plan.
New Avenue partner architect Angela created that plan.
Dean wanted a new 24′ x 24′ detached garage to use as a work space and for his hobbies. He also wanted an accessible master suite added to the main home so he could continue to live there as he aged.
Many age-in-place plans include provisions for adult children to join their parents on the property, to the benefit of everyone involved. Dean’s remodel includes a full bedroom and bath upstairs. The remodeled basement features a family room, another bedroom, and a full bath. These additional spaces will allow a multigenerational living situation. In the meantime, Dean can rent out the space in the basement to bring in rental income.
The interior remodel will also open up the common areas, making them more accessible and more in line with today’s lifestyle.
The budget for design and permitting came to $32,800. You can see the full budget below.