A cantilever is a micro-addition bump-out that juts out from your house without the benefit of a foundation. It’s a cheap way to add as much as two toes of width to your room. A cantilever is achieved by sistering new joists to the old joists. The new joists will jut out from the edge of the house, supplying you with a foundation, of types, to construct your bump out on. At an average of $45 per sq. foot, a small entrance porch addition costs about $2,900 while a porch running the full width of your home ranges from $15,000 to $20,000. Adding a screened-in porch will cost between $18,000 and $24,000.
The final value depends on the size and complexity of the porch. Any porch possibility you decide to go along with will add curb attraction and have a good return of 30%–60% on your investment. You’re primarily building … Read More