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Old 07-13-2018, 01:22 PM   #1
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I have been considering ways to get some more space. Small lot with great location but limited in what I can do due to setbacks and maxed out impervious surface. I am considering going up and adding a second floor of 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Maybe 1000 sq ft to a 1600 sq ft footprint. I believe the foundation will support this without to much added work. Does anyone have experience with this? Any rough estimates as to what it would cost assuming nice simple cabin like finishes.
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Make sure to check septic capacity of the lot early in the process--if you are deemed to be adding bedrooms, you will need additional septic, and septic capacity is based in part on specific characteristics of the land
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Good advice but will not be adding bedrooms as I will be losing bedrooms on first floor as I expand kitchen and will lose another for the stairs to second floor. Is a 4 BR with proper septic now and will be after
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