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Question DetailsAsked on 11/29/2016

how much does it cost to add another level to a 1000sf home in Tampa Bay area

House built in '46. Is on piers.

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You need an Architect to work up a conceptual design for you - but typically around $150-250/SF (fully finished) would be a normal ballpark - ASSUMING the foundations can handle the load - which considering your hurricane lateral loads might be iffy at best. In your cheaper construction area, around $200/SF might be a decent target - if lucky or going with minimalist interiors, maybe as low as around $100-120/SF roughed in, or $120-140/SF fully finished.

Commonly, you can build an adjacent addition (assuming you have the land available with suitable clearance to property lines) for about the same amount or less, generally is considered more valuable square footage (especially in a retirement area like yours where one-stories are desireable), and avoids the risks (significant in your area with frequent rains and thunderstorms and squalls) of the house getting water damage while the roof is off.

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Builders - Home or General Contractors would be your contractor categories for this type of work.

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