Contractor Talk - Professional Construction and Remodeling Forum banner
1 - 20 of 25 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I'm looking for ideas on a room addition using this second floor covered balcony; would be used as a small spare guest bedroom. It would be on the side of the balcony with a door into the main area. Remainder of the balcony would stay as is. Any thoughts on feasibility of this? :whistling
 

Attachments

·
Builder
Joined
·
34,887 Posts
Very feasible. The loads arent much different.

Budget.

Architectural committee/HOA/POA approval.

Engineering

Design

Build
 

·
Builder
Joined
·
34,887 Posts
Now to me, $50k seems like a good price that I could make money on.

Funny how we differ.

Andy.
It probably is. But with all the " oh, while yall are here" stuff that is bound to go with it, and I assumed there was a bathroom. Maybe a bad assumption. If it had a custom bathroom that is just over a 100 a ft for a remodel with a bathroom, judging by the sq ft. Can get pretty tight.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,076 Posts
Obviously it's physically feasible. All you can do is estimate it using your normal methods, then decide whether or how to sell it and turn it into a formal bid.

Given what I would expect even as minimum expected finishes for that location, I couldn't touch it for that price. But that's my location, my costs, etc.

Good luck.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,643 Posts
Sabagley said:
What kind of animal does that cage keep in?
that was my first thought (or do they have problems with goats getting on the porch?)

Or is this where they are keeping Governor Blagoavich for getting caught breaking laws in Illinois ?

And if they say 50k to add a room I'd add 15% to it cover all the things like jaws said or grave errors in the project. (my opinion is to aim too high and lose is way less painful then to aim to low and shoot yourself in the foot and win. To be stuck on a job your making money on Is way better then shutting the doors on your business) I seem to get the call from a homeowner that usually has something like "the last time I heard from the contractor working on this his crew all quit and his vehicle had broke down so it would be a while for him to come back to the job and now his cell phone is disconnected and I don't know what to do" in the story.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,379 Posts
You apparently have a budget (based on something) and location. - Do you have drawing the cover the right kind of windows, access and egress and the amount of electrical?

If you have something to go by you can give a firm price for a contract you can live with.
 

·
Registered
Remodel
Joined
·
36,403 Posts
Details on this make a difference. If it takes a new electrical panel to handle the added lights / recepticles, you're going to put out a couple grand just to get it code compliant, unless it already has AFCI breakers. A sub panel would be cheaper, as long as what's there can handle it.

I wouldn't assume the structure would handle the added loads - you'd need a peek to see. Codes may also want to see - maybe the footings as well.

Then there's any interior holes for electric, hvac, etc. that have to be run. No way to tell how much it's going to cost to to get everything patched and matched.

Then, there is always the esthetics...
 
1 - 20 of 25 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top