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03:12PM | 10/23/01
Member Since: 10/22/01
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Hi

We live in Newfoundland and are planning the renovation of our 30 year
old house. This house is just a bungalow right now, square box, nothing
fancy at all, not even a bay window. It is 2100 square feet, 1050 up and
1050 down. The house measures 42 X 23.
We are planning an addition to the rear, going back 12 feet (addition
will be 42 X 12). This addition will add 12 feet to kitchen, dining
room, master bedroom and another bedroom (these are rooms on the upper
level on back of the house). Downstairs will also be 12 feet added, but
we plan to just leave that part unfinished, for the time being.
Presently downstairs is fully developed, rec room, laundry, 2nd bath,
storage room, and office area. This addition is pretty straightforward.
The roof line will be different, but thats all.

Now the dilemma......we also want to add a two car garage to the front,
left side corner (looking out from inside the house). We originally
planned to make this garage a two-story, so to speak, because our son's
bedroom is upstairs on that corner, and this way his room could be
enlarged by running his existing room into the loft area of the garage.
(footnote: with two kids, if one child's room gets enlarged, the other
one has to also!!!).
Now we're thinking this would prove to be very expensive, the garage
part w/loft. As it would have to be not only attached, but really
integrated into the house. Insulation would be needed, and the ceiling
of garage/floor of bedroom, would have to be reinforced. Now, because we
already have a 16 X 32 detached garage, we only want this "attached" two
car garage just to park the cars out of the weather, nothing else, so it
can almost just be a shell, and we could save some expense by not having
to insulate, reinforce, etc. Is that right?
So now we are thinking about building on to the left side of the house,
out 9 feet sideways. That addition would be 9 X 23, but joining onto the
12 foot addition already planned for the back, it will be 9 X 35, (the whole house would then measure 51 X 35), still
with me?? That way our son's bedroom grows by 9 feet and also our master
bedroom, which will already grow by 12 feet from the rear addition, will
take on another 9 feet, because the master is on the back left of the
house.

Are we right in thinking that this would be less costly to build onto
the side as opposed to the garage w/loft?

Also, in addition to the above mentioned modifications, the house will
also be getting new siding, windows, doors and a new roof.

Any idea of a ball-park estimate??


And please any suggestions, would be heavenly.

Thanks
SV

P.S. We plan on living in the house for a very long time, so we figure
its better to renovate than sell. We have a great peice of land, great
area, and great neighbors.


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