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Considering bidding for this as our first home [closed]

Really like the study space but also need to eventually add a 2nd bathroom. Where would you add? Missus wants to turn 1/4 or half of the garage into study, and turn study to bathroom and leave 1 car ...
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Elevated 200 sq ft addition needs skirting [closed]

I'm a decent laborer, and a contractor and I built a 200 sq ft addition to my home. A deck used to be there and we re-used its foundation. (if that raises eyebrows, we sistered all joists, added ...
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Can 2nd floor addition handle drywall and other finishes?

I bought a home about a year ago which was originally a simple one-floor 2 bed/1 bath setup. At some point many years ago a prior owner built out the second floor to add two more rooms and a full ...
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How to isolate foundation of addition from existing house?

Our house is quite small, 750sf, built in the 1920s, has a crawlspace and a rather questionable stone masonry foundation. We are hoping to add another bedroom, 14'x12' with a turndown edge slab, as ...
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Question about existing addition with pool table settling

My husband and I bought our house in April. Lovely home built in 2000, and an addition with 2 bedrooms and a bathroom were built over the garage area maybe around 2008. Hardwood floors When we moved ...
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Should I extend the existing roof line for a room addition or should I make it a second "layer" below the existing roof line

UPDATE AT THE END OF THE QUESTION WITH RESULTS I will be expanding a master bedroom to add a ensuite bathroom. I will be using the existing window area to make it the entry door to the bathroom, see ...
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Adding an interior wall to make additional bedroom

I’m wanting to add an interior (non load bearing) wall to close off an open space in my house. I would also be adding a door, and a closet and door on the other side. This is a second floor area and ...
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Why is our addition so much colder than the original house?

We added about 480 square feet on to our home. The addition is added where the back patio doors were originally installed in our kitchen on the back of the house. So the addition is made up of three ...
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Can a pitched roof be built over a rubber roof memberane on a 16x60 single wide mobile home?

I am looking to add some extra storage space,and add on a room to my mobile home. We had the rubber roof membrane replaced in 2020 and own the mobile home. I already have park approval to add a room ...
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Framing Question - Connection of end of rafters and joists to a beam replacing a load bearing wall

Context: Working on an addition. I am replacing a load bearing wall with a 5.25" x 14" x 18.5 ft PSL beam. The beam will carry the load of the roof with point loads at the end of rafters ...
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Shingles Setup for California Addition - Valley between New and Existing

Building an addition and adding a perpendicular roofline to an existing roof with a California framing. The new gable roof will be perpendicular to the existing gable roof. I would like to keep as ...
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Carport Expansion Walls Rotted From Water Damage

We just bought a fixer upper and it seems like some pretty significant issues were missed in the inspection. The inspection mentioned settling in the corner of the living room and rodent activity. ...
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Do I need another sump pump for an addition with a basement? [closed]

We are doing an addition in a 50yr old house in New England, in an existing house with basement and sump pump. The new addition includes a new basement adjacent to the existing one towards the lower ...
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Designing to Add Roof over Deck in future

I have built up this sketch on the simpson strongtie deck designer. I would like to build this deck now, but have the option in the future to cover the main deck area and create a gabled roof/...
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How should this addition's concrete foundation be reinforced, if at all?

I'm asking about what looks like a DIY concrete foundation under an extension. There's a few issues with the foundation, but given how long it's lasted, I'm not sure it needs to be made sturdier. ...
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Addition cement slab

Should an addition of cement slab be attached to house foundation?? I do not know any information about this pretty new at all this planning on getting a 18x30
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Do I need to bolt bottom plate to shop concrete foundation?

I have a shop with concrete foundation. I am planning to build a little office where one wall is against and secured into current shop wall. In that case, do I still need to bolt the other 3 wall ...
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Adding a sub panel in my high tunnel greenhouse

ADDING A SUB-PANEL IN MY HIGH TUNNEL GREENHOUSE I need to add electricity to my new greenhouse that will be powering my exhaust fan and shutters, the automated roll-up sides, a couple of small water ...
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Is there gutter around this sunroom?

This sunroom is interesting because: The long edge attached to the house is lower below the gutter. Then it has multiple edges with a pointed top (cathedral?). How does the water run off? ...
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Can I attach corrugated steel to cinder block for added privacy?

After looking for ways to help improve privacy between me and my nextdoor neighbors I thought about buying 8ft long panels of corrugated steel and fastening them to our six foot cinder block wall. I ...
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Is it correct for air to flow into home from under an addition?

I have seen multiple houses sitting on concrete basements or slabs where additions were added on to the house in the 1970s-80s and air flows directly from under the addition to inside the house. The ...
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DIY Solarium / Four Seasons Room - Project Planning Advice

I am located in Columbus, Ohio. I currently rent, but I am planning on buying a house in the next two years, and I want to get started on planning for this project. My wife is a houseplant enthusiast, ...
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Does my panel have capacity for a dedicated window air conditioner circuit?

I have a window a/c unit cooling our upstairs room, an attic that was just finished when we bought the house. A lot of the electrical was redone when the house was remodeled but I don’t think they ...
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Attaching a 2 x 4 to a door frame

I am trying to find a way to add a pullup bar to my home gym. Ordinarily the pullup bar contraption goes over and through the door frame, but the door frames we have go all the way up to the ceiling ...
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Can my house support a bathroom addition?

When I bought the house, it was a 4 bedroom, 1 bath rancher with basement laundry. We have since "converted" the smallest of the 4 bedrooms to an upstairs laundry, and took the closet out to ...
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Fix attached laundry room roof framing

I have a laundry room attached to the back of the house (was done by previous owner). Recently I found a leak (due to some nail wrongly on the shingle exposed). But then when I "uncover" below the ...
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Expand entrance area [closed]

My entrance is below photo and it is very tight/small space inside. I would love to expand it "out" to make inside area larger. My questions are: Do I frame all the way to the top (hitting the roof) ...
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Architect drawing home addition by hand

I am planning to expand master bedroom and hired an architect to draw the plan. What I learnt is that he drew diagram by hand and not using CAD. He is an old guy. But I am wondering if I should be ...
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What are possible environmental concerns that delay home construction/additions and why do they do so? [closed]

I know that identifying wetlands or steep slopes on your property is important before you design and begin to build, but what other issues have people run into when trying to either start or finish an ...
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So Cal garage conversion: Proper way to level floor [closed]

I own a tract house built in southern California built in 1995. There was a builder option to have a 3 car garage (standard 2 car with tandem garage) or a super family room where the extension ...
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Can I stack headers in a load bearing wall?

I am working on a home addition and I plan to change an existing window into a doorway. The window currently has a 2x8 header and a small cripple wall below the header to frame the window. I need to ...
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Large rock obstructing addition

I potentially have the problem of building an addition to a house where the bedrock comes up alongside the house. So, basically there is a large rock formation obstructing the construction of the ...
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Bathroom addition with separate vent stack and new line

I am relocating washer and dryer in a garage that was remodeled by the original owners to have two bedrooms and a craft room. This remodel is very dated and disjointed and we are wanting to add a ...
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Leveling a sinking 1st floor addition that is about 4' off the ground [closed]

First time home buyer looking for good advice about possibly raising a sunken 2 room addition ourselves. Wood frame, the sill is in good shape no rotting. No warping or "cupping" of the rooms. The ...
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Can I expect I will be able to build an addition with no problem if lot is large enough? [closed]

I am currently house hunting in Massachusetts. One problem that I have is that some of the properties have houses that are either too small or else are not configured with a kind of space I need to ...
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Can I use 2"x6" as roof rafters for porch addition over concrete patio?

If I tie into a 6/12 pitch roof with 2x6's. Will I be able to span a concrete slab of 11' 6"? I will be setting 4x4 post every 6' with 2 2x6's with 1/2" osb sandwiched between them as the form to set ...
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Is building your own house/addition documented step-by-step anywhere? [closed]

I have a lot of experience with remodeling and hiring subs. I have observed the build process multiple times, so I know what is involved in it. I am wanting to do an addition to my house, and so far ...
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