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Old 10-05-2006, 04:29 PM   #1
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Hello from Iraq!

I am here in Iraq earning the money for an addition onto my house. The back of my home is 41 feet long, and I want to extend it 10-15 feet, depending on how good a price I can get on the addition. One part of the addition is extending a 25 foot long room. The other part of the addition is building a bathroom/possible hottub room.

This is in Central Florida, where the labor is supposed to be cheap. Does anyone have any idea of the $$/sq ft range we are looking at here? The addition onto the 25 foot room is for a billiard room, and requires nothing more than electricity and a light or two. I am considering just having plumbing run to the smaller part and just putting a hottub in there, to avoid paying a huge $/sq ft rate for building a full bath.

Essentially, I guess I am asking for a range on 410-615 sq ft of addition. Nothing fancy, just foundation, walls, and electricity. I'll get HVAC taken care of later.

Thanks for any info,

Russ

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Old 10-06-2006, 12:45 PM   #2
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I added a room to my house a few years ago. Outside was 20X24, bedroom, bath, laundry room, and closet. The cost was about $30,000.
I dont know if this will help you, hopefully it will. My house is pier and beam so YMMV.

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Is there some reason why you wouldn't have a few local contractors look it over and give you estimates? Such a query on the 'net will only give you a batch of wild guesses.
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Is there some reason why you wouldn't have a few local contractors look it over and give you estimates? Such a query on the 'net will only give you a batch of wild guesses.
I did try to get them to look it over. I sent a rough drawing to three different local contractors. None of them bothered to respond. My guess for the reason is because a lot of contractors have a lot of work due to hurricane repairs.

Maybe they will deign to respond to my request when winter rolls around and there is not as much work.

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