||Thread Tools||Search this Thread||Display Modes|
|06-16-2010, 11:02 AM||#1|
Join Date: May 2008
Timing for rebuilding of side entry: Help!
I purchased a 1918 farmhouse in the Boston suburbs last fall, and am planning my renovation projects. The house is structurally sound, but needs a fair amount of work, including updating of systems, kitchen & bath renovation, re-roofing one side of the roof, and minor structural work (sistering joists, replacing a few missing framing members, etc). In addition, the side entry will eventually need replacing, as it was shoddily constructed (confirmed by my structural engineer) with substandard footings & framing support. He said I could potentially 'shore it up' but that doesn't seem like the best thing to do. (And this house is probably the 'keeper', 'til I'm old & gray)
Having this side entry structurally sound is particularly important as I would eventually like to expand the side entry by approx 3 feet order to add a first floor half bath. My question is, when is the most cost effective (and safe) time to do this rebuild/renovation?
Currently, I have most of the demo done, including having the basement, kitchen & bath (but not the side entry) down to the studs. I could potentially do the demo now, which would benefit the kitchen renovation (as an existing kitchen window will become a doorway to the new side entry). However, in doing the demo now, I would lose the huge side porch, which I love. Given all the other, higher priority items, I would not be able to rebuild the entry for several years.
So, the questions are:
a-Is it worth it, to do the demo now?
b-Will I incur any significant costs by delaying the demo/rebuild? (Note: The side entry roofline is not tied into the main structure, nor will it have a basement underneath)
c-While I am updating the plumbing (including the waste stack), is there anything I should do NOW that would faciliate adding a half bath in the future?
d-For future budgeting purposes, what can I expect for demo & rough buildout of the side entry (including footings & roof, but not any electrical or plumbing work)? Doesn't need to be exact, just trying to understand order of magnitude....
PS-First pic is current layout, Second is proposed renovation
|Thread Tools||Search this Thread|
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Whirlpool Side By Side Not Making Ice Anymore!!||handy man88||Appliances||57||07-14-2011 07:33 AM|
|Ceiling mounted clothes rod (one side wall mount, one side ceiling mount)||DCA||General DIY Discussions||9||08-17-2009 11:13 AM|
|Laying a fridge on it's side||mopowers||Appliances||2||07-20-2009 04:50 PM|
|Cathedral ceiling without sofit vent on one side||ChrisO||Roofing/Siding||3||01-31-2007 11:51 AM|
|Entry Door Dilema!||dferber||Carpentry||12||10-17-2006 07:19 AM|