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Allstarlen, Home Owner in 94063

how much would it cost to add second story to my 2nd 1 bath. I want to add 2nd and 1 bath

Asked by Allstarlen, 94063 Mon Jun 4, 2012

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Jim Somers’ answer
Hi Allstarlen;
You ask a tough question because you haven't provided me with any specifics. When you say 2nd, are you talking about a 2nd floor, a 2nd bedroom or a 2nd bathroom, or some combination of those? Because of the nature of your question, I am assuming that you do not yet have architectural drawings for the project you envision.
As a rule of thumb, remodels and additions are more expensive on a cost per square foot basis because of the cost of modifying the existing structure to accomodate the addition. For budgetary purposes you can probably use a number somewhere in the neighborhood of $350 per sq. ft. If you want to go to the high end on your finishes, the costs will be greater. And in every remodel budget you have to have a contingency budget because you will encounter unforeseen problems.
Your wisest move would be to retain the services of a CAD expert or an actual architect to create drawings of your expansion/remodel. That gives contractors a concrete tool on which to base a bid. And it greatly simplifies the permit process.
If you would like, I can refer you to people who can provide you with these services, and contractors who can give you bids.
Jim Somers
Alain Pinel Realtors
DRE # 01319204
(650) 787-3545
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 5, 2012
Call Dan Meyers at Meyers Construction, a licensed contractor, at 650-368-0776 and he can give you an estimate. Please let him know that I referred you to him.

Thanks, Dodie Williams
Zip Realty
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