Kenyamae, Home Seller in Los Angeles, CA

What is the range of cost per sq ft for room additions in Inglewood (Los Angeles county). Want large open room, about 15x15 ft, added onto upstairs

Asked by Kenyamae, Los Angeles, CA Sun Dec 20, 2009

Roof is currently pitched, and would have to be flattened to accommodate new room.
I need financing. Open room design would minimize work related to walls, no closet needed, lots of windows. Prefer energy efficient design.

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It's really hard to really tell the price. you want a room addition? you want a patio enclosure?

Here is a number of someone we've used before: 310-619-5557(I've got his number from a coldwell banker's real estate agent in Los Angeles)
His name is Yanni and he is from a construction company that have been in business for 30 years, they will give you a better idea where you're standing.

Good luck.
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PS Kenyamae

You might want to read my blog post for further information:

http://www.thebremnergroup.com/expert-attic-economic-indicators/

Deborah Bremner
REALTOR
Certified Short Sale Professional
Coldwell Banker Brentwood West
11999 San Vicente Blvd. Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Direct (818) 564-6591 http://www.TheBremnerGroup.com
TheBremnerGroup@gmail.com
Blogging at: http://TheBremnerGroup.com/blog
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Dec 20, 2009
Hi Kenyamae;

Converting unused attic space into a bedroom is an excellent way to gain valuable living area without having to build an addition. An attic bedroom is also a good investment. According to Remodeling Magazine’s annual Cost vs. Value survey, an attic conversion returns more than 83% of the original cost of construction.

To protect the value of your investment, you’ll want to make sure your remodeled attic is a pleasant, quiet retreat with adequate storage, sound insulation, and safety equipment. Be sure to get permits on all work, and follow all building codes.

Remodeling Magazine uses as a basis for their cost the following scope of work: Convert unfinished attic space to a 15-by-15-foot bedroom and a 5-by-7-foot bathroom with shower. Include a 15-foot shed dormer, four new windows, and closet space under the eaves. Insulate and finish ceiling and walls. Carpet floor. Extend existing HVAC to new space; provide electrical wiring and lighting to code. Retain existing stairs, but add rail and baluster around stairwell.

If you don't add a bath, the cost will go down; if you raise the roof, your cost will be higher.

Now for their estimates: The average cost per square foot to add an attic to an existing space is $225 per square foot. Look at the scope of work above to see how yours matches up.

Most important, return on investment: an attic remodel returns approximately 88% of investment at resale. Averages in the Los angeles area: $60,135 spent, $52,749 cost recouped at sale, for an 87.7% ROI. That's even higher than the national average of 81%.

Good luck on your remodel. Let me know if, or how, I can be of further assistance.

Deborah Bremner
REALTOR
Certified Short Sale Professional
Coldwell Banker Brentwood West
11999 San Vicente Blvd. Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Direct (818) 564-6591
http://www.TheBremnerGroup.com
TheBremnerGroup@gmail.com
Blogging at: http://TheBremnerGroup.com/blog
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