addition timelines

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    lmg

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    I am adding a utility room to my house now. The next addition I want is a master bedroom/bath/ WIC. Would I waste a lot of money if I do the bedroom now then come back later with the bath and WIC? The house is paid for and I am wanting just to pay for each project as I go.
     
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    JoeD

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    It will most likely cost more overall to do it that way.
    Everybody(excavator, foundation formers, carpenters, drywallers, roofers, electricians, etc.) will have to come back twice.
     
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    The money you don't spend now can be invested or used elsewhere. Depending on the costs & benefits & risks of each choice it might make sense to wait.

    I guess a related concept is 'opportunity cost.'
     
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    I would plan on doing all the rough work at one time. Foundation work, framing, roof, siding, plumbing, heating, wiring and insulation. Now you can do the rest whenever you want.
     

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