Oakland residents Michele and Steve decided to add to their current home. Their plan was to create an addition or accessory dwelling unit that could be lease to short- or long-term renters. In the long term, it would be a space they could move into themselves.
To prevent surprise problems down the road, Michele and Steve decided to hire a New Avenue partner architect to create a feasibility report. The architect researched the relevant codes and permits with the city before beginning the design.
After consulting with our architect, the couple opted to remodel their existing home to meet their needs. They decided to divide the largest room on the ground floor into smaller rooms, creating a new bathroom, new bedroom, new kitchen, and new living room.
The changes to the upper floor included a remodel of the kitchen, a new bay window, and a new deck.
The design and permitting budget for this project was $30,348.64. You can view the full design and permitting budget below.