Thought it made sense, until I started reading!
Hi all - I used to be a regular on the kitchen forum, but that kitchen Reno finished almost five years ago.
Now, I'm on another adventure. I am in contract on the cutest house, on five acres in the country. There is a small 1961 farmhouse on it. It's about 1450 sq ft. It has been updated, new roof, windows and bathrooms. It has another tiny bed / bath, separate structure.
It's almost perfect, but a little small. We are a family of four, our boys 12 & 17. the older guy is on his way out...he won't need as much space as he used to...
The roof extends about 12 ft on one end to create a covered patio, this extension also has the Same vaulted Doug fir ceiling..
My thoughts are to build an addition using the roofline/ceiling, and then add an addition (master bedroom) to that. Taking the house from a long rectangle and making an L.
I have been reading old threads all day, and hear the predominant sentiment of, just tear down and build new. Its not in the budget to build a whole new house. Is this really going to be so expensive that building new would be better? I really like this little one. I don't need it super much bigger, but it would be just lovely if it were just a bit bigger....
I'm linking to some pictures so you can see what I'm talking about.
This is the exterior wall we would knock down, notice the ceiling
This is the covered porch
Btw, bigger homes with similar land are about 200-300 k more than we are buying this. I was hoping to stay to about 100-125. We would also knock Down a few interior walls, and re-do the kitchen. Since I've done a kitchen, I can design and source that piece pretty easily. This has good bones, and shouldn't be too bad.
Thanks for your help.
Here is a link that might be useful: