Bring your family home for the holidays – in their own guest suite!

The Holidays are a wonderful time to be together with family, friends, and loved ones. Sometimes there isn't enough room to house everyone at home. Instead of fighting traffic, risking icy roads, or drinking that egg nog straight, consider adding more space to your place. A Guest Suite or

Lofts – yet another code update! Phew

Lofts - the ever changing code Everyone wants a loft, here's how to get one   Codes come, codes go... and in the case of lofts, they seem to come and go so quickly! The primary force for rapid code development is

Surveying: Property Lines and Boundaries

Surveying: Property Lines Why having a Survey is important Every homeowner knows they own a piece of land. Nearly everyone assumes that the boundaries are clear and that their fences, buildings, and other landscape elements denote property lines. It

Hiring a Contractor – A Short Guide

Hiring a Contractor What to expect, and what to watch out for Full disclosure: SQFT Studios is a residential general contractor. Below are best practices when hiring any contractor, including us! The type of projects we work on are often

Small Structures – Big Fun! Playhouse Competition 2016

Playhouse Design Competition Small Spaces - Big Fun, and All For Charity! Here at SQFT Studios we are always looking for cool interesting design. As specialists in small structures we see an amazing amount of inspirational work

Portland Residential Infill Project

Portland's Residential Infill Project An Update to Portland's Single-Dwelling Zoning Rules Portland has long been at the forefront of urban design and city planning. With the massive influx of new residents expected over the next 20 years (about 120,000 new households),

Join the Backyard Rental Revolution

Join the Backyard Rental Revolution: Generate income, increase your wealth, and be a part of solving the housing crisis - all by building a Home Studio in your backyard. Win, Win, Win!   A house is a fantastic asset that can increase your

UPDATED: Building in your backyard: Two Types of Accessory Structures

Building in your backyard: Two Types of Accessory Structures ADUs and Home Studios At SQFT Studios, we are often asked about Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). Our clients have heard about them in the media, from their neighbors, and even from our