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kemerick 10-17-2007 09:38 PM

1000 square foot addition and kitchen remodel..
 
My 1000 square foot addition also includes remodeling my kitchen. My kitchen was 10x10, now it is 16x22. The addition has added a bedroom with a bathroom completely open to it with only a pony wall separating the two. A 7x11 walk-in closet also resides in the new bedroom. The other half of the addition is a living room with two sets of steps leading to it from the new kitchen. It is completely open to the kitchen and only separated by a pony wall.

All of the addition has 9'9" ceilings. We added a fire sprinkler system (forced to do so by local code) and forced air (heat and AC). In a year or two when we have amassed more money we will be adding a 1000 square foot deck out back. I will also be replacing the windows and stucco/siding on the front half of the house. All of that however I will be doing myself.

For the remodel I used Punch! Home Design over the course of about a year to constantly refine placement of things... and to learn the program. I used it to do our plot plan and then Lars Construction took on the job of getting me up to drywall. We went though 10+ contractors giving us a wide range of bids. Lars turned out to be a great choice as issues have been resolved quickly.

On my website I have links to other projects I have done like rewiring my entire house, building a 50' retaining wall, re-roofing my house and lots of other small stuff.

I welcome your thoughts on my remodel or other projects I have done:

http://www.emerickdesigns.com/gallery_house.html

Here is just one of the thousands of images I have on my website:

http://www.emerickdesigns.com/media/...s/dsc05183.jpg


...the white bead board is going to be painted and the posts are going to be stained. The hole in the island if for the beverage cooler, the doors still need to be installed over the microwave, the floor needs to be gouted and a few other small things... as far as the kitchen goes. Many late nights, so work serves as a place to relax!

AndyH 05-07-2008 11:23 AM

once again isnt this a project showcase for DoItYourselfers? You can tell your contractor that he did a great job.

kemerick 05-07-2008 02:57 PM

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Originally Posted by AndyH (Post 121542)
once again isnt this a project showcase for DoItYourselfers? You can tell your contractor that he did a great job.

Once again?

As I stated, I did everything on top of the drywall. The contractor did a lot of work getting the addition up to drywall but I think all the work I did accounts for something.

I did all 400 square feet of granite tiles, 400 square feet of porcelain tiles, replaced the kitchen subfloor in preperation for the tiles, all the kitchen, office and bathroom cabinetry, and built the island and the countertops for the kitchen, office and bathroom. A huge task for one person in like two weekends was all 800 square foot of glue down hardwood flooring. I also painted everything inside and out, including the detached garage and also poured a new pad to move my jacuzzi pad 25 feet away as it was in the way.

There are too many things to list; it took me 7 months of evenings and long weekends almost completely by myself. The only finish part of the remodel I did not do was hanging the glass for the shower surround.

You’re absolutely right; my contractor did a great job... on getting me up to drywall so I could do 99.9% of the finish.

dons 06-18-2008 01:47 PM

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Originally Posted by AndyH (Post 121542)
once again isnt this a project showcase for DoItYourselfers? You can tell your contractor that he did a great job.


What a d*&k I am sure that there are plenty of people on here that really appreciate seeing what you can do in cooperation with a good contractor! DANG!!!!!!!:furious:

By the way Kyle a beautiful job. I just finished a complete basement and know how difficult it is trying to juggle working full time and then coming home and sweating in the basement till 2 or 3 in the morning. Great job!

kemerick 06-18-2008 02:48 PM

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Originally Posted by dons (Post 131531)
What a d*&k

...agreed, I think he may have missed the part where I said "Lars Construction took on the job of getting me up to drywall". However that may not obvious enough for some out there.

And to boot I guess my signature is not obvious for some out there.

nikanone 08-06-2008 05:28 AM

All right, next door (semi-detached) has had an extension for a number of years now and was wondering how much it cost to get one would build on our house. It'd probably be about 3.5 x 4m on the ground floor. It would be used as a downstairs bedroom so it won't need any plumbing or anything. I'm just looking for a rough estimate here, I realize there's no way I could get an exact answer with such rough details but if somebody could give me an estimate that'd be great.

kemerick 08-06-2008 11:33 AM

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Originally Posted by nikanone (Post 146341)
All right, next door (semi-detached) has had an extension for a number of years now and was wondering how much it cost to get one would build on our house. It'd probably be about 3.5 x 4m on the ground floor. It would be used as a downstairs bedroom so it won't need any plumbing or anything. I'm just looking for a rough estimate here, I realize there's no way I could get an exact answer with such rough details but if somebody could give me an estimate that'd be great.

Based upon location would be your biggest cost factor. Here in Southern California I assume that would cost no more than $20k.


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