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Old 06-27-2008, 09:11 AM   #1
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I am looking to add an addition to my house. It is rather simple. It will be a single story. It will be the 12' deep, by 36' long. Basically, I am pushing the back of the house out 12 feet on the first story. What are your thoughts on a cost? It will just be a huge, open great room (eventually I will move my kitchen there, but not now). Back of the house will be all casement window's and a french door.

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The 1st floor ceilings are 9' In this addition, should I just carry that 9' ceiling all the way through, or maybe "vault" it off the back of the house?

I really hope that makes sense!

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Woops, that is "Cost for Addition". It is warm here, so no coat needed!!!

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Some more information about the existing house would help. How do you intend to run the roof on this addition?
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Old 06-27-2008, 11:10 AM   #4
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I would tie it into the back of the house, then come off/out 12 feet or so with a pitch. My though was to make the ceiling in the addition part higher then the original house, just not sure how that will look. Currentely, the entire back of the house is one large room, just making it bigger.
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Woops, that is "Cost for Addition". It is warm here, so no coat needed!!!
Fixed the title for you....
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DYI project ????? Dont think so.
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Old 06-30-2008, 02:09 PM   #7
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There are so many variables, but it could range from $70 to $200 per square foot (high side for expensive towns, contractors)

The costs will break down into:
--architectural fees (don't skimp here -- your building department will need a drawing and a good architect will ensure the addition blends in)
--labor costs (25-30 percent of today, usually)
--materials (25-30 percent)
--products, fixtures (20-25 percent, but might be lower in your case). What are the costs to extend heating and a/c into the space? Number of windows to add? Changes to the roof?

And -- if you want to move your kitchen there later -- prepare for it now by figuring out where water and gas lines would go, perhaps stubbing them out in the walls if possible. Think long term so you are not redoing things later.

Also, here's a link that gives general project costs -- obviously it's just a guide.

http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/268.shtml
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Hey there,

I don't know if this will help you out with your questions about remodeling, but here is a link to a list of general contractors and their profiles.

http://www.myprimebuyersguide.com/ca...ntractors.html

Good luck with your general contracting and remodeling questions!

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