Rehab list and possible DIY jobs? (revised)

Lots of resistance to my last list of repairs with the estimate of $25,000, so I am revising - let me know what you think...
- add 1/2 bath on 1st floor (I am talking 5 x 4. A toilet bowl and a sink with walls around it - that's it.) - replace asphalt driveway (single wide, about 12 x 40) - Wall to wall carpet in living room (10 x 12). - new front and back storm doors
For the above items I am figuring around $10,000.
I will take care of scrape/paint on the exterior trouble spots and trim and waterproofing the basement. The hot tub is off the table for now, as is the idea of extending the garage.
How difficult would the follwing items be for DIY jobs. (I would classify myself as "handy.")
- add ground level 12 x 15 deck, lighted w/ outside elec outlets - replace bathroom floor w/ceramic tile (6x8) - new front and rear storm doors - add garbage disposal - ceramic tile on kitchen floor (16 x 14) - reshingle roof on 1/2 garage. (add 3rd layer). Thoughts?
Bluesman
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No thats not it. You need to dig a trench to connect the sewer line. You need to have a foundation to put the walls on, and pipes inside those walls to connect the waterlines to your sink and toilet.
You need a floor, floor covering, a roof vents through that roof, shingles on that roof, gutters around the roof, and also you need siding of some sort on the outside.
You are going to have demolition to consider also and after that what changes are you going to need to do to blend the addition with the old one.
You are going to install electricity to your bathroom, and this has to be factored in also. You are also going to need to run a heating vent or otherwise warm the room. A fart fan might be required or a window
You are going to have permit expenses, and multiple inspections from the building inspector. You are going to have multiple trips to the hardware store, you will be lucky if it is only one a day. As an example I just put a roof on a very small house. The county charged me $77 for the roof permit, and then they charged me $121 for an electrical permit to disconect the service to the house, replace the conduit and wether head and install a roof jack. This was about $50 in parts and the electric company did the disconecting and reconecting.
Are you going to do all the work yourself? If you decide to hire a back hoe and an opperator to dig did you factor that in? If you sub out the plumbing or electrical your cost just went up. Can't figure out how to frame the new roof to blend with the old roof? You need a carpenter.
I have probably missed a thing or two on my list like toilet paper dispenser or something else but you get the idea. I suspect that if you are going to do an addition you might want to go with a full bath and another room. Once you got the backhoe out there it doesn't take a whole lot more to dig a little more ditch for a bigger foundation.
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What addition are you talking about?
I want to put the 1/2 bath in the kitchen, using two exising walls and the existing floor, tap electicity off the box or off a junction, make holes through to the basement for water and sewer lines, frame the other two walls with a door, amyeb put in a medicine cabinet - end of story.
Back hoe? Roofs? Demolition? What the hell kind of 1/2 baths do you have where you live?
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Sink and faucets and piping, shutoff valves $150 Countertop and cabinet <$100 or DIY for $10-20 Toilet and seat and plumbing supplies to install $250

Have never done this - consider interlocking bricks

12 yards at $15/yard= $180 + $50 underlay + tack strips = approx $250 (rent the carpet stretcher)

$1150 if you DIY.

depends on type of deck wood - easy, concrete - moderate

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same, compost instead?

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same - I would strip off old roof, some local codes will not allow this

know basic electrical and carpentry, have decent tools and patience.

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IMO, there is much more involved. Floor, maybe walls patched after plumbing. That means paper or paint.
What kind of countertop and cabinet are you going to get for $20? Have you priced materials?
Toilet drain fittings will add a lot to your estimate also. If it is cast iron, maybe a lot more.
It should also be vented if there is no window.
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you could easily build with scraps or 'short' pieces on sale. Also, check out used building supply stores

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