A homeowner in Alameda approached New Avenue for help in remodeling her existing accessory dwelling unit. The unit was a converted garage and included two bedrooms, a kitchen, and one bathroom.
A New Avenue partner architect worked with the city to obtain the necessary permits. The architect created plans to remodel the accessory dwelling, adding a half bath and remodeling the existing kitchen and full bathroom. The structure was also brought up to code.
The remodel included upgrades such as a sound-insulated wall between the living room and bedroom and new windows to improve the lighting and promote energy efficiency.
The design and permitting costs for this project came to $20,249.84. You can view the complete design budget below.