Does this sound right? (lanai quote)

windlassieApril 13, 2010

Our house (in Florida) currently doesn't have a lanai. We want to build a pool, but want a lanai that it will join onto. It would be 15' x 40', trussed roof, vinyl beadboard ceiling. There would be 3-4 hollow columns with styrofoam bases and arches between. And it would be wired with electrical outlets for tv, lights, ceiling fans and also for cable tv. I guess they would pour a cement slab. The cost of deck materials and screening is built into the pool builder's quote.

The quote just for the lanai is $30K. This is about double what we expected it to be, but then we didn't really have a basis for our expectation.

Any insight from those more knowledgeable would be appreciated.

Thank you!

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john_hyatt

I have been to the lanai roof top lounge in Austin

I know about the hawaiian Island

But what exactley are you planing to build. J.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2010 at 5:49PM
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windlassie

la-na-iâ â [lah-nah-ee, luh-nahy]
noun,plural -na-is. Hawaiian.
a veranda, esp. a fully furnished one used as a living room.

Origin:
1865-70;

    Bookmark   April 13, 2010 at 9:23PM
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windlassie

It's been awhile since I've posted pictures here - I hope this works.

This is similar to, though far more elaborate than, what we want to do. The pavers would not be included in the $30K, nor the built in bar, fireplace, etc.

We wouldn't have the columns on the sides, just the 3-4 across the front.

http://s153.photobucket.com/albums/s204/Windlassie/?action=view&current=lanai.jpg

    Bookmark   April 13, 2010 at 10:07PM
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Marc

Your link did not work. :(

    Bookmark   April 19, 2010 at 7:53PM
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john_hyatt

I have to side with the Contractor. 30 grand sounds about right not including the extras. Pay the Man he needs it to build something like that. J.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2010 at 8:09PM
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mustangs81

I think it is reasonable. I have a screened in lanai under the same roof as the house. It' 62' X 18' and I just had an estimate to have it glassed in - floor to ceiling. The estimate was $14,000.

This picture doesn't give you a good view of the lanai but it's all I have right now.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2010 at 11:45AM
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