Adding on to existing shop

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Old 11-09-19, 06:50 PM
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Adding on to existing shop

Not sure if this is in the right place.

We have a 24x24 shop . I need to extend it by 10' so our boat will fit in the shop.

i got to thinking . What if I added a 2nd story to the new 10x24 section? Make it a home office or hobby room.

Am I crazy to consider something like that?

Is it a major increase to cost over materials cost?
 
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Old 11-09-19, 07:37 PM
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An extra 240 square feet of usable space... 240 sq feet of floor joists, subfloor, 68 lineal feet of 2nd story walls, 300+ sq ft of a roof independent of the existing roof, with its own gutters, downspouts, windows, heating / air conditioning, insulation, finish flooring, staircase and railing (assuming your 10x24 addition is large enough to accomodate the 3' wide staircase that is 10-12' long)... you might need to go 12x24 or 14x24 so that you still have adequate room for the boat.

Yeah its going to cost a lot more. Maybe over twice as much. If you calculate the total floor space, you could probably figure $75 per sq ft on average.

Is it crazy? No, not if that's what you want / need.
 
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Maybe not such a good idea. I thought maybe it would be a fraction since I am already paying for walls, joists, concrete, etc. Of course adding floors, walls, siding, electrica .

Had planned on putting stairs on the outsid .
 
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If you just want a little space above the garage, you could maybe get 12:12 storage trusses for the roof that are 24' long... it would create a small attic space down the middle maybe 10x10 without a lot of added expense. You could still have the stairs outside.
 
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When we do that addition, it probably would be worth it to explore those trusses. We need to add the 10' on the back to fit the boat. I need to think through this addition plus what the future holds. Someday, a larger shop is in order. Haven't decided if it will be next to the current shop or down the property.
 
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