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2nd floor bedroom extension over kitchen
Amount: $10.00
Posted by: Ctduff in Manchester, CT.Posted: August 14th, 2011 02:08AM
Sq Ft of Addition: 10 x 12Which Floor: 2nd
Number of Rooms: 1
Considering a 2 nd floor addition to extend a bedroom out over afirst floor kitchen. Is 10 gs enough considering all I want is a box with a roof?
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addition
Amount: $40,000.00
Posted by: mr giddings in balt., MD.Posted: July 19th, 2011 10:07PM
Sq Ft of Addition: 150 to 300Which Floor: 1st. level
Number of Rooms: 4
As a contractor, who has been building for over 30 yrs., the gentleman was correct it matters where you live and the old saying " you get what you pay for". When your not a fly by nite, slap it up and over, temp. contractor, it cost money to run your buss. correctly,, i provide a very good warranty and quality building.your safety and quality in building come 1st.Go to my website and see what i have to say about unlice,unskilled,undocumented so called contractors. If your going to do something do it right, contractors are not getting as rich as you think, mike giddings giddings contracting
www.gcbuildandremodel.com
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Home addition
Amount: $36,000.00
Posted by: WeloveJ&amp;BConstruction573-201-5064 in St Robert, MO.Posted: May 15th, 2011 06:05PM
Sq Ft of Addition: 1200Which Floor: 1 and 2
Number of Rooms: 3
We needed a game room and two new bedrooms built onto our house and after calling J&B Construction 573-201-5064, we received exactly what we were looking for, and more. They were there when they said they would be, they worked very hard and fast to get the work done on time, [actually 3.5 weeks ahead of schedule] their work was very high quality and very great price. Perfect all around transaction. J&B Construction 573-201-5064 is the only company we will ever call for our building and repair needs!
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Sqft pricing
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: rarayford@comcast.net in livermore, CA.Posted: March 1st, 2011 06:03AM
Sq Ft of Addition: variesWhich Floor: 1
For the inquiries about pricing per/sqft. Only after the estimating against the plans is complete, you can come up with a price per/sqft. Most contractors reduce the final number to "cost per/sqft". This number can be shared with the customer or not. Many times the customer will arrive at this calculation on their own. A builder would be taking a gamble by giving a sqft price without doing the pencil work. The interior finishes alone could run $50/up per/sqft. So, with this in mind it is better for a consumer to have a budget before starting a project. This will help determine the needs over the wants.
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Add a bath and a bedroom
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Dr D in San Jose, CA.Posted: February 17th, 2011 04:02PM
Sq Ft of Addition: 500Which Floor: 1
How much would it cost per sqft if I need to add roof as well? Having DIY as well as lic contractor's estimates would help. Someone who has already done a similar project may please share the expenditure info.
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Remodeling/ Addition sq/pricing
Amount: $148.00
Posted by: Rick C in San Jose, CA.Posted: February 8th, 2011 05:02PM
No licensed contractor in his right mind will give a price by sq footage. Local pricing will vary from region to region. Save big by doing it yourself. However, don't confuse DIY with hiring a legal licensed contractor who will service and warrant his work. He needs to make money to stay in business. He is not obligated to work for free as every unreasonable person would like. To find out if there is value in the proposal price go to the local assessors website and find out the latest valueation for the property improvments and get the cost per foot for what is already there. Any new footage and footage for remodel are need to be factored in. Remodeled footage price can be as much as the additonal space but must be figured appropriately. If the proposal price is less than footage price of existin you may have a great deal depending on what is done. It would be a good value. It is not free even if it is bonus space. Many who have commented here have no grey matter between the ears. So sad. I had a gentleman call requesting price for 250SF addition. I told him to send me the plans to bid. Possibly, it could be a low as $25000 but costing would reveal true cost. Turns out it was over $37,000 and the details of construction were still not nailed down. The roof was over 650 sf and impacting the cost. The addition would cost approx. $148/ft, The assessed value of the existing house was $250 for a home almost 50 yrs old. I told the man the proposal was a bargain considering what he had already given for an old house and I also said that since he was an engineer he should be able to understand numbers and know the truth of what I said. He still wanted something for nothing. Ridiculous reasoning.
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Answer for Hester
Amount: $110.00
Posted by: texstarservices.com in houston, TX.Posted: January 17th, 2011 10:01AM
Sq Ft of Addition: 150Which Floor: ground
Number of Rooms: 1
Most of your older homes have very small master baths. you can recoup most if not all of your cost on resale when it comes to kitchen and bath. However you will be going from a 4 bedroom to a three if you use that space.but you wont have to expand by adding on. If you would like I could have a look at it. texstarservices.com
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cost of room addition in houston
Amount: $110.00
Posted by: texstarservices.com in houston, TX.Posted: January 17th, 2011 10:01AM
Sq Ft of Addition: most sizesWhich Floor: first and second
Number of Rooms: any
most room additions in houston will start about $110sf. they will go up depending on what goes into the room such as custom wood work and such. You can allways find someone for less but you will get what you pay for. I have been doing this for over twenty years now and I am very knowledgeable about services and all the cost.
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Answer for Newbie
Amount: $90.00
Posted by: Rarayford@comcast.net in Livermore, CA.Posted: January 8th, 2011 07:01AM
Sq Ft of Addition: Which Floor: 2nd
Newbie, I am a Lic. Contractor that's been doing additions and remodels from San Francisco to L.A prices varies. You can expect to send a base price of $90.00-$120.00sf for your addition. This cost will increase based on your finish/upgraded materials. Do your homework, all Building Contractors are not the same.
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master bath addition, or convert small 4th bedroom adjacent to master bd
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Hester in League City, TX.Posted: December 26th, 2010 07:12PM
Sq Ft of Addition: 150 sq ftWhich Floor: ground
Number of Rooms: 1
We bought a house that was built in 1979, and we love all of it except the tiny!! masterbath which has that motel look with the vanity open to the bedroom. The house is 2800 sq feet, and it has 4 bedrooms. We are wondering about initial cost of (as well as resale recoup) either converting the 4th small bedroom adjacent to master bedroom to a larger spa bath with additional closet space, or adding an addition to the back side of the master extending the existing bath out. Our lot is over half an acre, so yard space is not an issue. We do not use the bedroom except for storage. Anyone have any advice?
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add on
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: sarabethtaylor@yahoo.com in cape girardeau, MO.Posted: December 21st, 2010 04:12PM
Sq Ft of Addition: 400Which Floor: main
Number of Rooms: 2
i would like to know about how much it would cost to add a master bedroom 300 square feet and a 70 sq foot bath and 30 sq ft closet. this would include 3 windows.
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Question for NEWBIE!
Amount: $100,000.00
Posted by: Carrie Thanksforyourhelp in Benicia, CA.Posted: September 5th, 2010 01:09PM
Sq Ft of Addition: 800Which Floor: 2nd
Number of Rooms: 3
The amount I have put in is a wild guess!
Okay I am in Benicia. We would like to add a 2nd floor to an existing modest 900 square foot house. The house is currently 3 bedroom 1 bath with wonderful views. We want to add a master bedroom suite on top floor with jacuzzi bath taking advantage of the corner views plus an additional small guest bedroom and shower/bath. We want to do it right,(permitting etc) but don't have a giant budget. what would the diff be if we just did a big old box upstairs with modest bath (maybe 300 sq feet?) vs adding the 2 bedroom 2 baths as described? Thanks! We are newbies and have no clue.
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Tennessee Addition Costs
Amount: $55,000.00
Posted by: Harrison Jim in Harrison, TN.Posted: July 27th, 2010 06:07PM
Sq Ft of Addition: 1700Which Floor: New space
Number of Rooms: 6
Added a 20X20 Master Bedroom, 18X12 Master Bath w/ 29' walk in closets on both sides, a private 4X4 Master bath toilet (enclosed), one 10" double bowl and 5' single bowl vanity, 5X5 Sliding glass door steam shower with four body sprays and pan head, and a jaccuzi tub. Added a 7X11 laundry room, 8X11 pantry, 11X13 Study, 15X16 Family room with private 4X4 Toilet, 13X18 bonus room and a two 3/4 car garage, part of which is a 20X6 lawn/tool storage room. All work with the exception of grading, foundation, load bearing framing/exterior sheathing, concrete, and drywall finishing accomplished by homeowner. Current prices in our neighborhood are at $100 dollars/ft. Realistic pricing as this is now the biggest in the neighborhood is $75.00/ft. Value improvement is approximately 152K which is about what it would have cost to have a General Contractor do it. So in Tennessee, plan on spending between $75 to $95 dollars per ft. if using a contractor. As always, the more that you can do yourself, the more you save/make!
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