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Avg price per sq ft for an addition, contractor references.

Asked by Val, 22202 Mon Nov 9, 2009

I am contemplating putting a 380 sq ft straightforward box addition off of the back of the house for a kitchen and master bath extension. I am wondering if anyone knows an average price per sq ft quoted by contractors today in NoVa for putting together a shell involving handling permits, laying foundation, exterior (siding roof), rough plumbing and electrical, unprimed drywall and installed subfloor.

If anyone has worked with a home addition contractor they would recommend, I'd be greatful for references too.

Thanks!
Val

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Val,
I can absoletely recommend Dodson Home Improvement, Roger Dodson (703) 927-1514.
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Good Morning Val,
The quotes can vary as Colin mentions, below. You should check with the County, if you havent' aleady, to find out if you can even put an addition that size, on the house you have in mind. They have stricter rules now about such things based upon lot size.

My recommendation is that you write a Statement of Work (SOW) that details what you want done and THEN have 3 contractors come and talk with you and then prepare proposals/quotes for you based upon your SOW. That way you get no misunderstandings about the work (surprises later) and everyone works from the same baseline descriptions (Apples to Apples so to speak). The price /sq ft depends on what materials you are using for the finish work. There will be a low, mid, high price depending on what you use; esp. for kitchens and baths because of electrical, plumbing and probably a "heavy up" on your electrical panel. There are a lot of factors to consider and you should follow my recommended process:

Initiate - Plan - Execute - Close


Many people want to start Executing before they get all their ducks in a row, select products, and really think through things. That causes problems, work stops, and other problems.. Save yourself headaches and do it right the first time.

I can recommend several contractors to you all of which I've worked with for several years.

Check out http://www.designs4less.biz for mor information
Web Reference: http://www.designs4less.biz
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Val, even with a straightforward box, quotes can vary depending on what you might want to accomplish regarding energy efficiency, what is chosen for the spacing of the framing, etc, etc...

The two contractors I recommend are:
New Leaf Construction: - Daniel - http://www.newleafconstruction.com - 703.489.9978
Davis Construction: - Aaron - 703.867.3268
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