Cost and Ideas
Adding an extra floor to your house can be a great way to increase living space without breaking the bank. Redline Builders will discuss some of the ways that you can add an extra floor to your house on a budget. We will also provide cost estimates for each method. So whether you are looking to add a new bedroom, a home office, or just more living space, we have you covered!
The first thing to consider when adding an extra floor to your house is the method of construction. There are three main ways to add an extra floor:
-Build up: This method involves building new walls on top of existing walls. This is typically the most expensive option, as it requires more material and labor.
-Build out: This method involves extending the existing walls of the house outward. This can be a good option if you have a lot of space on your property.
-Convert an existing space: This method involves converting an existing room, such as a garage or attic, into living space. This is typically the least expensive option, as you are already have most of the necessary materials and labor in place.
Once you have decided on the method of construction, the next step is to determine the cost. The cost of adding an extra floor will vary depending on the size and complexity of the project. However, as a general rule of thumb, you can expect to pay between $100 and $200 per square foot. So, for example, if you are looking to add a new bedroom that is 12 feet by 12 feet, you can expect to pay between $12,000 and $24,000.