Pwey, Home Buyer in New Jersey

How much would it cost approx. to build a loft space out of attic space in an 800 square foot cottage?

Asked by Pwey, New Jersey Sat Nov 13, 2010

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I would again like to caution about structural considerations. You will need a plan for the building department and although a contractor could likely create such a plan, an inspection by a licensed architect is prudent before taking on this project.
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$35 approx. ppsf for the renovations. if you plan on changing the plumbing / electric, it might cost some more.
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In addition to the information below, you will want to check any zoning restrictions for the area. The HOA regulations as well if there is one.
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Consider contacting a few local licensed contractors and ask for estimates, then choose the one that best suits your needs--also check to see if any building permits are required...
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As a former builder for many years, I know there is no way to answer this question without seeing the home. I don't know how old the home is, whether the structure of the attic will support weight on the ceiling joists. Will the collar ties offer enough height to finish a ceiling up there?

Get a qualified contractor to come out and give you a free assessment of whether it can be done and then, a free estimate of cost to finish it off to your specifications.

(I like Angie's List to help me select a contractor since they give customer ratings of their performance) Or get a referral from someone who had work done. I received additions and new home constructions from referrals from satisfied customers.
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