With six people in the family we needed extra space. Once we made the decision to add on we started making phone calls. The original estimates were 35K - 40K, that was out of our budget. We then started getting material estimates with us doing as much of the work as possible. Our estimate was now about 15K which we could handle.It took us about 5 month to complete, my wife and I did all the work with a few execptions. If you had not seen the house before you would never know that we added the addition.