If you own a home in or near Berkeley, your best bet at getting the most out of your property is to build an accessory dwelling (sometimes called an in-law apartment or backyard cottage, among other things). Thanks to changes in the law, it’s recently gotten easier for homeowners to build ADUs.
Building an ADU in the Berkeley area may be easier than it was before, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. If you want your ADU to bring you as much value as possible, you need the best ADU builder in Berkeley.
How to find the best ADU company in Berkeley
Look for Technology: Does the company have tech to keep your accessory dwelling project on track?
Free access to online tools that make your project easier? Yes, please. We’re living in the twenty-first century, so there’s no reason not to coordinate everything online. Budgets, contracts, plans, communications…New Avenue gives you the tools to do everything, all from your computer.
- Research costs and plans from actual projects in your area
- Stay in touch with your team
- Keep all your paperwork (contracts, plans, statements, permit applications, etc.) in one place
- Review and pay invoices
New Avenue provides a free platform to use as a digital home base for your project. Find out more here.
Look for Experience: Which ADU builder knows Berkeley the best?
When you’re building a backyard cottage, it’s important to get everything right. Every city has its own requirements, and if your builder gets something wrong, you can end up paying for it.
New Avenue has over 150 projects in the Berkeley area and many more around California. We have the best designers, project managers, and contractors in Berkeley. We know what to ask and how to approach projects with your city offices.
Look for Honesty: Does the company have real budgets and plans for projects like yours? Will they show them to you?
The New Avenue system includes information on projects near you. You can see real budgets and real plans, so you’ll be fully informed going into your ADU project.
Want a taste? Here are some of our favorite ADU projects in Berkeley.
One Berkeley homeowner replaced his garage with a beautiful new rental home. He’s getting rental income from both the main home and the fabulous new accessory dwelling. Click here to see how.
Here’s the story of a Berkeley homeowner who converted a garage to a gorgeous home for a family member. Click here to see costs and pictures.
One homeowner wanted to convert an old shed into a beautiful backyard home. New Avenue’s designer created the plans as well as a budget for design and permitting. When this project is complete, the homeowner will have an amazing new cottage to rent out, plus a new master bath in the main home. See the spectacular drawings and budget for design and permitting.
Look for a Strong Network: Which ADU builder has the best architects, designers, contractors, and project managers?
New Avenue partners with the best designers, architects, project managers, and contractors in Berkeley to give our clients every advantage. Our professionals are fully vetted, and all contracts are handled through New Avenue.
To get the best possible return on your accessory dwelling, use the best ADU company.
All over Berkeley and in all the nearby cities, homeowners are building ADUs. They’re adding accessory dwellings to their homes in Berkeley, Orinda, Albany, and El Cerrito to help ease California’s housing crisis, bring in additional income, or live near loved ones.
If you’re looking to get the most out of your home, you’ll need the best accessory dwelling company in Berkeley. New Avenue has the knowledge, people, and resources you need to conquer your ADU project.
You can talk to a project manager for free. Just tell us when to call. We’ll answer all your questions and help you start building something beautiful.