New Avenue Homes Knowledge Base

Welcome to the New Avenue Homes Knowledgebase. Our national network of architects and contractors wrote over 300 articles to provide each other, and you, the critical knowledge needed at every step of creating a custom home, addition, or remodel.

This Knowledge Base eliminates stress and unexpected surprises by sharing the best practices for any architecture or construction project.

You can read through this knowledgebase now or look up particular questions later. 300 articles is a lot to read, but don't worry about that. After you set up a project in the New Avenue system we will send you the relevant knowledge base article when you reach a new step in the process.

We hope you enjoy this informative guide to custom home and remodel projects written by some of the best experts in the business and personally overseen by New Avenue founder and CEO Kevin Casey.

How Much Does a Guest House in Mountain View Cost? And How Long Does it Take to Build It?

Budget and floor plans for a guest house in Mountain View, CA

Three Reasons Why You Should Hire an Architect

Many people cut out an architect and trust their own design capabilities or a builder. The hope that you will save time and money is a shortsighted decision that can sound easier, but it will typically make your project more costly and painful in the long run. Cutting corners on design by not hiring an architect is a big mistake.

Contra Costa County and Residential Accessory Dwellings

Accessory Dwellings include in-law apartments, guest houses, casita's, backyard cottages

Spring's Mediterranean Dream Casita in Orinda

Backyard Casita permitted as an accessory dwelling unit or ADU in Orinda, California.