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 the
ADU Update for 2022 Will 2022 be the year of the ADU in Portland? The Portland ADU Service Development Charge (SDC) fee waiver is set to expire this summer. This wavier can save people who build an ADU up to $17,000 and has been in place for years.
Here at SQFT Studios, we work with homeowners every day, and that means families, their homes, and their traditions. One of our main goals is to help families adapt to the changes and challenges in life and our buildings get to become a part of that story. So from
Everyone loves them, the city just got a little friendlier to them, and we can't resist.We all love lofts, it's universal. They create open areas with high ceilings, dramatic lighting, and ideas of treehouses and posh urban living. There's just something fun about climbing up a ladder to an area
Plan, Design, Build. What it means and how it's different. SQFT Studios is a Design Build firm. In the language of the building industry, that means we are a bit different from the standard practice, and working with us is a different experience for a homeowner. Standard
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
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'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: Generate income, increase your wealth, and be a part of the housing crisis solution...when you build a Home Studio in your backyard. Win, Win, Win! A house is a fantastic asset that can increase your wealth in many ways, but the most overlooked
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 city government.