Adding a 2nd Floor Bedroom - $65/sq ft???
I know very little about remodeling / construction so I am looking for insight from someone who knows more than I.
I am thinking about adding a 2nd floor room in my house by finishing attic space within my existing roofline. I will not have to change the roofline or footprint of the house. Additional supports will be needed to compensate for the trusses that will be re-engineered to free up the space.
I've got an estimate from a contractor that has worked with my family before. The total cost, which includes all finish work and a new window and skylight, comes to $65 per square foot. At that price would it make financial sense to do the addition? The main purpose for the addition is to utilize the space and add a 4th room, but I don't want to do it if the cost just doesn't make sense from a value perspective.
If it matters, I live near Seattle, WA and my house is about 1,900 sqft and worth somewhere in the mid to high 400's (who really knows these days). I would be adding a little over 200 sqft.
Last edited by schmitty34; 06-10-2008 at 04:57 PM.