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Posted by David on January 16th, 2003 07:58 AM
In reply to Building Cost by WhiskeyJim on January 16th, 2003 07:08 AM [Go to top of thread]

Jim, nice quality new home construction in my region is running about $125/sq.ft. so personally, that would not necessarily surprise me, as often remodel/addition cost is actually higher.

For one large room with no kitchen or bath, it does sound exorbitant at first, but there are a lot of factors to consider; enlargement of HVAC systems, the difficulty of the tie-in, interior and exterior finishes, etc.

You're doing the right thing; check around to compare bids, and then compare contractors. Be sure you choose your contractor not just for price, but also for the quality of work he/she does. Good luck

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