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 ADU
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
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.
Portland, Oregon is in the middle of a housing crisis. Mayor Charlie Hales has declared a State of Emergency due the extremely high number of homeless people within our city. This is partially attributed to the high cost of rent and low availability. The city has been pushing for additional
The Future is Small (but in a big way) On November 6, 2015 I attended the Build Small Live Large Summit 2015 where SQFT Studios was an exhibitor. I had the pleasure of hearing many great talks, including the Keynote by Dee Williams of PAD and