1477, Home Owner in Sacramento, CA

What is the cost range to add square footage to a 1-story home in 95831 with slab foundation?

Asked by 1477, Sacramento, CA Mon Nov 8, 2010

Maintaining existing roof line, doing finish work ourselves, Eichler

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Kingkong’s answer
our average charge for something like this would be $115 per square foot without bathroom & it's all depend on square feet added to determine all the discount. We offer free in-home consulation.
Kingkong Construction: 800-801-4282
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 11, 2010
Is it an Eichler? or a Streng? Both builders are darlings of architecture afficionados, their products command premium prices in the real estate market. I interpret Elizabeth's comment to be a warning that adding on to a Streng or an Eichler is going to hurt the authenticity of the home for future buyers that adore that mid-century modernist look.
Counter-intuitively, there is even a danger that adding square footage could subtract from the value.

I provide a link below to a web site devoted to these mid century moderns.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 9, 2010
Jim Walker, Real Estate Pro in Carmichael, CA
The best people to ask are appraisers. They have the up to date information. I can refer someone to you if you need it. Also ask someone in the industry and I can refer someone to do that as well. The lowest cost will be if you can do it yourself.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 9, 2010
I would recommend contacting a reputable contractor, and checking with your Better Business Bureau and/or licensing department for finding one, in the absence of referrals from trusted sources. You don't say what kind of square footage you are adding. Sometimes, the cost per square foot depends upon whether you are adding a master suite, bathroom, or space to your kitchen. A great resource to consult for general cost v. value questions is Remodeling Magazine's Cost vs. Value report, found here: http://www.remodeling.hw.net/2009/costvsvalue/national.aspx
To ensure you are not overbuilding for the area, have a Real Estate Professional, who works closely with a remodeling contractor, evaluate your plans. I find that is a problem, as most Real Estate Professionals don't have such a parternship. Find one who does, and see if they will provide a consultation regarding your plans.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 8, 2010
You may be able to find some helpful information at http://www.costhelper.com/cost/home-garden/add-room.html .
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