I'm starting to think I should have built a swimming pool instead of a shed. We had 6.05 inches of rain last Friday, or whenever the heavy rain came through, and probably that much more since. That's more rain than South Australia gets in a YEAR, in less than a week. I'm losing track what day it is because of rain and supplier delays. Starting to think maybe I just pour and self finish a footing with Sakrete and put gravel in it, then come back later for the floor. I need to get some building started SOON, or lumber will be completely out of reach. Metal building costs are climbing with lumber because of the demand that lumber prices are causing. I put a liberal budget on this to allow for anticipated greed associated with COVID excuses and local building demands, but even my generosity has been far exceeded. The budget is history because of climbing lumber costs. It's gone up nearly $.60/board foot since I did the initial material estimate. And I need a lot of board feet. Not to mention, if I don't get some progress soon, I'm likely to lose my building permit and have to reapply. The job can't stop for 90 days, and that's coming up faster than I like. Somethin's gotta give. Not to mention, I have two doctor appointments the first part of June to determine my disability status, one of which is ordered by Social Security Disability. I need a roof on this shed by June if I get sent back to work, but it ain't looking hopeful. I am going to ask my doc to get another MRI done on the left shoulder. It just doesn't want to quit hurting. Got good range, but it's quite weak and very painful when I lower my arm after raising it. Something's not right in there. Right one is doing great, and nearly twice the size of my left one. Dunno, maybe I got carried away with the PT or something and reinjured the left. Gonna have to call in some favors to get a shed stood up or pay through the nose for it. Gotta have a slab before I can have a shed, though.I guess this rain has had you slowed down.......or stopped?
Well, perhaps my sprawl will be limited by my relatively small lot. I'm pretty stingy too. I don't need a whole lotta equipment, and we try to do purges more regularly as the kids get older and leave home. I do want to down-size one day, but just not sure where yet, and wouldn't hurt my feelings for the property value to double what I paid because of nearby developments. Then I can pay cash for my next place of abode. This shop should add about 20K to the value.I noticed in your original post you are building a 24'x36' shed. That's the size of garage I built, couple years later, soon as it was paid off, I added a 24'x40' addition, less than a year later, I'm contemplating another addition soon as this addition is paid for.
So even once you're finished, you probably won't be finished. Just sayin'.....
Well, in the grand scheme of things around here, $20K is very little value these days. The one next door, with an unfinished basement and horrible back yard (which drains across MY yard) just got listed for $259K. If that house is worth that, mine's worth at LEAST $290K-300K. I've got three more bedrooms downstairs, or one could be used as an office or game-room. A bit small for a bedroom. AND, I've recovered about half of the lot that was completely feral when I moved in. And still going. My goal is to get rid of all the junk brush, get the water/erosion tamed, and make a little walking trail through indigenous plants and flowers (non-poison ivy that is). Azaleas, camelias, St. John's Wort (crack for bumblebees). Leave enough habitat for birds, and draw as many as I can with the right plants. It's a long row to hoe, but having the LX makes a BIG difference in how fast I'm progressing now.I hate to kinda pop your bubble but additional builds/sheds raise the property's appraisal value very little. It does raise the desirability though.
There certainly are. Problem is, there's no real adjustment in price if you want to buy the kit and build it yourself. Best price I've seen yet for that is about $1000 discount. For that price, they can come build the bugger. I've done a lot of shopping for metal structures, and strangely enough, they come right up against the price of doing it with lumber. Imagine that, an industry playing the market. Steel should be relatively cheap right now, but with lumber where it is, there's no reason for the steel market to back off one cent from the max price they can get.I have spent $10,000 keeping and old barn "alive" over the last 9 years. I could probably spend $30,000 more. I used to turn my nose up at metal sided structures. No "magic" in them I felt. Not anymore. Seems to me like the metal sided and roofed agricultural building is a no brainer. There are some pretty tasteful designs being carried out with the material in my opinion.