If you do not have enough space in your current home for your family’s needs, it makes sense to build or add on. Home additions come in many shapes and sizes, from a bathroom addition in an existing home to the addition of another story or room to the house.
Like any home project, home additions can be simple or elaborate and made of many different materials. This can create a wide range of associated costs since different materials have varying prices and types of associated labor.
Your home addition may include blueprints, a foundation, and interior and exterior finish work, which all affect the scope and price of the project. Labor costs also vary, with a typical addition requiring a carpenter ($70/hr), electrician ($65 - $85/hr), and plumber ($45 - $100/hr). Many additions also require someone to pour concrete ($2 - $3/sq.ft.) and finishing workers ($5 - $20/sq.ft.).