Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Addition Shell


Now that we've gotten just about all of the demo out of the way, next up is our addition.  The addition was planned to run along the backside of the master bedroom, bathroom and former utility room/back door.  We planned to use it as a large master closet, an office, and a washroom/pantry/utility room with a covered porch on the end that leads out to the back yard. 



We needed to get the addition done before anything else because we planned on moving the water heater out into the new utility room and therefore we can't run plumbing until that is in. 

Here you can see them prepping the back of the mobile home to start building the addition.  They built it on the same level as the rest of the home.

 


The dimensions of the addition are 24/12 interior space and a 10x12 covered porch to the back yard.  This extra space is badly needed. The home before didn't have a true pantry, I just used a couple of cabinets for food storage.   
 
We intended on using shingles for the roof but the pitch wasn't great enough for shingles so we went with metal instead.  Eventually it would be nice to replace the whole roof with new metal.    
  

 
 

 
We're so excited to get the extra space!  We'll be building interior walls and customizing the pantry with a washer/dryer platform, a platform for the water heater, and shelving.   I also can't wait to do some customization in the closet as well.   We'll be re-tasking some of the good windows from the main house to the addition as long as they aren't leaking. The next step is to frame the walls on the inside of the addition, and continue frame and subfloor repairs in the rest of the house.  This mobile home remodel is starting to come along!  
  

9 comments:

  1. Looking to do something similar with a double wide. Can't wait to see the finished product!

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    1. Right on! We are super excited to get this project done as well! It's taking a while since we're just able to work on it as we get free time. We're almost to the point where we can finish insulation and put drywall up. There's a light at the end of the tunnel! Best of luck on your project!

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  2. Looking to do something similar with a double wide. Can't wait to see the finished product!

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    1. Thanks! We're hoping to get back on this project soon and I'll keep blogging about it. If you've started your project come back and let us know how it's going!

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    2. Did u use blue prints or list of materials. I'm moving into a w bedroom and want to do the same thing for a 3rd bedroom

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    3. No we sure didn't. I wish at the time we had kept track and made up a materials list for this post, so that you could get an idea of what it would cost to do an addition this size.
      The only change I would make is to not make the addition level with the floor of the house, I would put a step down into it to get some more headroom. I think the way it is, it just feels a little claustrophobic. But, at least this way it won't feel like an addition. That's all about personal preference though :)

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  3. Won't pass in New York, its on piers

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  4. Yes but we ain't in New York thank God for Texas

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