If your home does not have one, you might want to consider adding a garage to your home. Not only does a garage provide you with a dedicated space to protect your vehicles and store various items such as lawn care equipment, tools and holiday decorations but a garage also increases the value of your home.
If you’re thinking about building an attached garage onto your home there’s a few things you will want to take into consideration and prepare yourself for. Before you even begin to think about design or the cost of adding a garage to a home consult with your local government. In most cases, you should have no problem adding on a garage. However, there are some cities that will prohibit it. Make sure that you can obtain the required permits before proceeding.
Determine the Cost of Adding an Attached Garage
Before determining the cost of adding a garage, you need to consider your specific needs. This will have a huge impact on the price of your new addition. The single most important factor will be the size. The larger the garage, the higher the cost.
The style of your home will also have an effect on the cost. It is often cheaper to add a garage to a 2 story home because this normally does not require any modifications to the roof. Your single story home could possibly require modifications to the roof for the new garage addition.
The number of cars you will store in the garage does not matter as much as how many garage doors you will require. Many 1 car owners love the benefit of a second garage door for easy access to larger items such as lawn care equipment.
The building materials that go into adding a garage to your home will also play a factor in the cost. If you live in a brick home and want that style carried over to the garage, this will cost more in building materials. There’s no rule that says you can’t mix styles though. Talk to your garage building contractor about different ways you can blend the look of your new garage with your existing home.
You will also want to consider other options for your new addition. Windows, side doors, electrical, plumbing and detailed finishing can be great options to increase the value of your garage.
Raynor Garage Doors of Kansas City can help you select the best door for your needs and your budget. Give us a call today at (913) 766-2366.