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7 Essential Design Ideas for Accessibility

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant design or the less strict “adaptable design” or “Universal Design”  are all ways to make your home more accommodating to persons with disabilities. Many of these design ideas are...

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San Carlos Second Dwelling Unit

In the draft Housing Element, the City of San Carlos will promote the development of second dwelling units (SDU) to increase housing opportunities. Some of the incentives for secondary dwelling units include encouraging local...

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Your Home and Water

Leaks, spills, puddles, and high humidity can be your home’s worst nightmare. Water damage can become expensive and laborious to fix and mold can take root. This is a quick checklist for preventing the...

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Reading Roundup

This is a roundup of articles and blog posts related to accessory dwellings that we’ve enjoyed this week.   An Open and Airy Backyard Cottage From Seattle Magazine Developers have been drooling over Kate...

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3 Reasons to Hire an Architect?

I’ll be honest. I’m frugal.  Or, as I like to spin it, I’m very “value conscious”.  In our office at New Avenue, we don’t have garbage cans at our desks because it saves time...