Garages will substantially increase the value of your home. It’s a project that virtually pays for itself. Have a look at the Cost-vs-Value of a Garage Addition project. This project may be similar to what you are considering. We understand that budget is a major factor when considering building and remodeling projects and that is why we do our best to provide our clients with as much information as possible when discussing potential projects. Our clients have found that the information provided by Remodeling Magazine’s Cost-Vs-Value Report is very helpful when considering any major investment in your home. The average cost of this project is $52,758 for our region, which is slightly higher than the National Average of $52,382.
Example Garage Addition
Construct a 26-by-26-foot freestanding two-car garage, including footings and slab-on-grade foundation, 2×4 wood frame with OSB structural sheathing, and gable truss roof at 6/12 pitch. Install 25-year asphalt shingle roofing with galvanized metal flashing; vinyl siding and trim. Install five double-hung 30-by-48-inch vinyl windows; one 3-0/6-8 exterior door with half-glass and lock-set; and two composite 9-by-8-foot overhead doors with motorized openers. Include 100-amp breaker at main house panel and 50 linear feet of trench buried conduit to feed new electrical sub-panel. Provide electrical wiring for openers; three-way switching for fluorescent ceiling fixtures over each bay; three-way switching for two exterior spotlights; outlets to code. Interior wall, floors, and ceilings remain unfinished.
Each project has a brief description and cost history and there are about 30 of the most popular remodeling projects with the average cost in a specific region. Click Here to view some videos for a better understanding of Cost-vs-Value. Additionally, you can find more information about how Remodeling Magazine partners with the National Association of Realtors and Realtor Magazine to determine the value of the 30 projects covered in the report.
Here is a copy of the SEATTLE, WA Cost Vs. Value Report.