While the garage is traditionally for storing your vehicles, many savvy homeowners are finding ways to use this space for other needs as well. This might include converting the space into a laundry room, adding a multifunctional room above the garage, or simply re-organizing the space for super-functional storage. Here is a look at how much garage additions will cost you.
Adding a laundry room may require an extensive amount of changes, from the installation of electrical wiring to plumbing to a new utility sink. If you need to build a new room from the ground-up, it’s best to first calculate the cost of putting up walls, including drywall and paint. You can get a cost estimate for labor in your area.
The other big-ticket purchases will be new plumbing (if necessary), washer & dryer, sink for rinsing clothes, laundry room flooring, and decorating costs. Add these to the price of labor, and you’ll have a very good estimate of costs.
On average, expect to pay about $150 per square foot for an above-garage addition. This will vary quite a bit depending on the size of your space, the type and quality of the materials used, and the cost of labor in your area. Get a price quote for a more accurate estimate.
Are you looking for a few convenient bins to hold your tools or an entire unit of steel storage cabinets? What you need for your space will up the cost from under $100 to as much as $3,200 for a sophisticated storage room.
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