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Old 01-01-2011, 11:58 AM   #1
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Kitchen Bumpout?

I have a Small Kitchen, and Have been running this Idea of Bumping 1 wall out. Appx 9'x18'. But would have to relocate my Meter base (Electric), and also my Central Air unit, Plus I have to see how deep my Lateral Drain, is May have to change that 2. and I havent even started the Build..But the Finished product will be worth it, More=Cabinets and a more floor space. What is a Ballpark figure square ft finished.

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Old 01-01-2011, 12:29 PM   #2
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Ballpark figure would be $3k to $100k+ depending upon how much you DIY VS hire out
and what materials you use....

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Old 01-01-2011, 01:00 PM   #3
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I will do it all, But the Foundation work will be done by My Brother. Everything else me.
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Old 01-01-2011, 01:22 PM   #4
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So you're going to add a 9x18 foot space?

Moving the meter will cost a few hundred $, but changing all the interior wires could be a drag. You would either need to pull new wires to the first box or put in junction boxes to tie new wires to the old.

You can add the costs up easy enough. Just count how many studs, joists, rafters, and sheets of plywood and drywall. Then add on 200 sf of flooring and whatever cabinets and counter tops you want. Figure out the roofing, the duct work, the electrical and the plumbing, the windows, and whatever else you want in the room.

I think we paid a contractor $14k or so to put on a non-kitchen room, so maybe $7k for your basic materials.
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Old 01-05-2011, 09:00 AM   #5
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I can't give you a ball park figure on this kitchen bump out, but suffice it to say when it involves moving utilities and possibly rewiring your main circuit panel your going to pay a hefty price. You may also need to consider load bearing walls. When we bumped out our kitchen we needed to install a large header to bridge the gap for the large opening into our bumped out kitchen area.
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