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Old 04-03-2008, 08:02 AM  
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They are not living in the house. They bought it as a rental property, and are letting my sister stay there while they fix it up. I am not currently living with them, but probably would while I build this addition. Money is something we still have to finalize, but they will make it worth my while.

About how much can one expect to spend on materials for a modest one bedroom addition? I realize that this is a near impossible question to answer without knowing the details, but some ballpark figures would be much appreciated.

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Old 04-04-2008, 07:41 AM  
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my guess would be around 15k with a crawl space foundation. if you subcontract any part of it add 5K. PLus add 5k for a bath. Personally i think it would be worth it to hire someone to do the foundation. that way you know its done right. Imagine it you finished yourself and the inspector told you that you have to take it all out because you did it wrong. PLus you will probably need to rent a back hoe and being a novice it will probably take you a week of digging at $250 @ day. ouch
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