Porch/Lanai Addition - Could this cost be right?
I have another question for the wonderful people here. I posted this on the porch & deck forum but only got a very smart aleck response.
Our house (in Florida) doesn't currently have a lanai. So we want to add that before or concurrently with our pool build.
Here is what we're hoping for: 15' x 40', trussed roof, columns for support, arches between the columns, wiring for lights, ceiling fans, outlets and cable. The cost of screening and decking is already built into pool quotes so that wouldn't be included.
The first estimate we received was $30K. This knocked our socks off! I'm looking for input on whether or not this seems realistic. If that's really the cost, we need to seriously re-think our plan.
I've attached a picture to give you an idea of what we're looking for, though the picture is far more elaborate. We aren't looking for the built in fireplace, bar etc. Because our depth is only 15', we wouldn't even need the columns on the sides, just 3-4 columns across the front. My understanding is that they are some type of hollow material with styrofoam bases.
As always, thank you very much!