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Chris, Other/Just Looking in Austin, TX

What is the average cost/sf of a single-story home addition in Austin, TX?

Asked by Chris, Austin, TX Tue Oct 26, 2010

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Betina Foreman’s answer
Dear Chris,
The cost will depend on a multitude of things. Initially will you be adding to the foundations "footprint" or will you go vertical on the existing structure? Both options have their pluses and minuses. Are you talking about adding a bedroom or a bathroom? Bathrooms are going to have more costs as you will now need a plumber, and bathroom fixtures and tile will cost more than a basic bedroom. Your choice of finish out will greatly affect your cost.

You should contact at lease three contractors and give them the exact same specs and get bids on the work to really see what this will cost. Remember there will be permits to purchase from the City of Austin. Some contractors will factor this into their bid. Also there may be "change-orders" or over-runs which will typically bring the price up as much as 15-20% over budget. I wish you the best of luck on your remodel.

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safely, $100 per sq. ft.
$75 per sq.ft. is attainable

Over $100 per sq.ft. as needed for above-average design/materials
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Great resource and NY Times best-selling author of the book "Flip" lives in our fair city. Rick Villani, http://( He's done what you are looking for hundreds of times and is a tremendous resource. Terrific human being as well.

Good luck!
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There really are too many factors to give a general answer. Even within subdivisions you will have a wide range of variation. Some due to incorrect pricing but the size and homes amenities will also play a role.
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It varies depending too many factors. I suggest you contact a professional. Included is a link to the Austin - National Assoc of Remodeling Industry.
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Hi Chris,

I highly recommend Chuck Ponce. Please see his contact information below.

Chuck Ponce
Diligent Construction


Kristee Leonard, Broker/Owner, GRI, SFR, BA
The Leaders Realty, LLC
512-695-5144 Cell
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Only a contractor can provide you that estimate EACH home as it's own character. Depends on what is required, your specifications, permits , size of addition, concrete slab , roof etc etc etc etc.

PS I am a general contractor much more than you can imagine is involved for a room addition.

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
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