I am looking to build an extension on my home, aprox. 1500-2000 square feet. I am getting rough #'s from gc's for aprox what it will cost per square foot, but they dont know exactly until I have architect drawings. I dont know how big/small to tell my architect to make as I dont know what it will cost. Where should I be starting from??? The architect or the GC?? (it goes round & round like the chicken & the egg...) That is my main question.
I have a budget and I'm trying to stay within it, I know everyone goes over so I was thinking of just going with the smaller addition.
Next comment was that I was considering GC'ing this myself so I can save some money (i think alot). I do have several contacts with framers, electricians etc. and I'm getting some prices but I dont really have a complete listing of what I will need. I really am curious as to how much I could save whether its worth it or not.
Also, shouldn't GC's break down the estimates for me, is that a valid request?
Thanks so much for your help, I have more questions too,I'm so into this website I'm addicted to it, besides, I really need help!!!!!LOL