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People choose to remodel their home for a variety of reasons. Their motivation may stem from needing to keep family close—building separate but nearby living quarters for an adult child or parent; or a desire to repurpose an existing room—turn an unused bedroom into an office, art studio or guest suite... Read More
To ease the crushing housing shortage in Silicon Valley, laws have changed to encourage homeowners to build accessory dwelling units on their property—to house aging family members, help grown children find a place to live in this challenging rental market or generate extra income using the space over a garage or in the backyard. But some Silicon Valley homeowners are asking, "How will an ADU affect my home's resale value?".. Read More
As a full service kitchen design+build firm servicing Santa Clara County and Silicon Valley, Acton Construction knows the value of smart kitchen design. Still the focal point of any home, modern kitchens have evolved to include advances in technology, clean and simple styles, and essential natural lighting. If you're tired of looking at a kitchen that is past its prime, or working in a kitchen that is dysfunctional, now may be the time to get your creative juices cooking. With advice from our design experts, here are the top seven trends in kitchen design we expect to see in 2018... Read More
Rising home prices and rents are creating an affordable housing crisis in America, particularly in San Jose, California. The solution? Is it tiny, big or both? The answer is both—tiny ADUs offer a big housing solution... Read More
Not surprisingly, since the city of Palo Alto approved the ordinance to allow the construction of granny units on single-family home lots, effective June 8, 2017, applications to build accessory dwelling units (ADUs) have poured in... Read More