QUOTE (MegsW @ 29/07/2011, 02:45 PM)
We are considering extending our house with an extra lliving area, bedroom and a shower/toilet/hidden laundry.
I want to find out a rough guide to cost with comparison of building up or out plus making sure it is possible to do with our current home.
However, realistically it will more than likely be a couple of years until we can afford to do it, but I need some sort of price to work out the best way to be able to manage it financially. I feel bad if I get someone out to give us an idea of cost if we aren't ready to go ahead because we are basically wasting someones time.
Should I worry about feeling like this or just go ahead and get a couple of company's out to quote?
Wow that is EXACTLY what we are doing early next year. Extending out to include an extra living area, master bedroom with WIR and ensuite and an internal laundry (laundry currently outside). I got 3 quotes. They all quoted around the $120K mark. We ended up going with the builder we had heard the most and best feedback on and he in turn put us in touch with an excellent draftsman/designer. Plans have just been submitted to council with approx. cost of $110K. This is not including a new kitchen bench and splashback (as the back wall or our house will be knocked out and our current kitchen bench will become a breakfast bar), a reroof of the entire house in colorbond and reclad of the entire house in 300mm Weathertex and a deck out the back. We estimate the job to cost around $130K-$140K for everything. We're in Sydney.