attached garage addition

attached garage addition

Attached Garage Addition

Putting on an attached garage is more common and tends to be more affordable. Attached garages are building off of an existing structure, and can utilize that as a wall, which cuts down on the average cost to build. It is also less expensive if the driveway is already in place. For a detached garage, the construction costs go up because it’s building from scratch. However, these tend to offer more options, like a bigger work space. Here are some other factors to consider when choosing an attached or detached garage.
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Attached Garage Addition

Room Addition – Attached Garage Permit Process Submit a Residential Building Permit Application. Submit a sealed site plan showing the addition location, dimensions, and setbacks from rear and side property lines. Submit a plan drawing, showing the addition, room sizes and uses, doors and windows, and room uses of the adjoining/existing building or house. Submit a section detail, showing the foundation-floor-wall-roof construction with dimensions. Submit a Homeowner Installation Notarized Statement. This process applies if the homeowner is doing the work. Plan Review Timeline The City will review and return comments within three business days, beginning the first business day after your application is submitted. Incomplete or incorrect information may delay the plan review and permitting timeline. Fees The Residential Plan Review and Permit Fee is paid when the residential building permit is issued. Checks are payable to the City of Olathe. Call 913-971-7900 for additional information. Free viewers are required for some of the attached documents.They can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below. Acrobat Reader Flash Player QuickTime Windows Media Player Microsoft Silverlight Word Viewer Excel Viewer PowerPoint Viewer
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Attached Garage Addition

One big decision is whether to attach the garage to your house or build it as a separate structure. An attached garage usually costs less, and it wins on convenience. You stay dry, save footsteps, and it’s easier to use part of the space as a pantry, mudroom, laundry area, or other extension of your house. If you’re concerned about security, an attached garage lets you tap an opener and drive right in without setting foot outside.
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Attached Garage Addition

Adding a garage to a home can require an extensive amount of work, and for this project we will assess the cost of building an attached garage of 676 square feet (26’x26′) to a pre-existing home (this is going to easily accommodate two vehicles, provide storage and even have room for a small work area). There will be only minimal “finishing” work done to the interior of the space in order to keep constructions costs in check. Garage addition projects are never considered “DIY” projects, and several contractors will be necessary for the job (concrete, carpentry, electrical, etc.).
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Attached Garage Addition

An attached garage can be very useful. It offers you a way to protect your vehicles and any yard equipment. It can also raise the resale value of your home by a considerable margin. There are, however, some important things to consider when looking at the option and potential costs of adding an attached garage.
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Attached Garage Addition

A garage should look like an accessory to a house, not dwarf it or turn it into what some people call a “snout house,” where all you see on the front is the garage door. It’s a lot easier to get the scale right if you build a detached garage. But if you have to tack a big garage onto a modest-size house, there are ways to minimize the visual impact. For instance, setting the front farther back from the street than the main entrance to the house makes the garage seem less dominant.
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Attached Garage Addition

In addition to the garage itself, you need to think about the garage door. You want to make sure it protects your cars, and that it matches the construction of your garage. There are various materials you can choose from. Some popular garage door materials are:
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Attached Garage Addition

Attached garages are considered the less expensive option of the two. It’s easier to build three walls rather than whole new structure. You can have either an open plan (no walls, just a roof), or you can enclose the whole space with walls. They can also be a good place to store fridges, freezers and other secondary supplies. The best benefit of this garage is keeping out of inclement weather. By having an entryway from your home to the garage, you avoid snow, rain or other bad weather as you get into your car.
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Detached garages are more expensive than attached, but they can be beneficial for the cost. If you don’t have room next to an entryway, you can build a detached garage behind the house or in a space that can fit one. These are also safer because you won’t get any carbon monoxide coming in to your house. You can also make the detached garage a secondary living space, if you add a loft space above it. While it costs more to start from scratch, you can see a lot of long-term benefits and ROI.
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When thinking about garage construction costs, just remember that it’s all in details. Once the size is decided, from there the average cost to build a garage lies in the smaller upgrades and whether or not you want to utilize the space above. Some people opt to add custom organization, or hooks from the ceiling to increase storage space; others opt to add a guest bedroom or apartment. But your basic garage construction costs can be manageable if you stick to the basics.
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There are many other potential additions that can be made to an attached garage. Some of these include windows, electrical, plumbing, insulation and work areas. When figuring on a cost, get estimates for each option from multiple contractors. f
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The materials you choose will have a huge impact on garage construction costs. Upgrading the flooring to stain free or another higher-end floor, or adding a window, better roofing, designer doors, or a separate entrance can all add to the average cost to build. Here are the major parts of the garage to keep in mind and the materials you can choose from.
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As aforementioned, Sometimes homeowners opt to add an extra level to their garage, like an attic or suite above. These can even be used as an apartment. You could also add a loft space for storage. You might be able to even add a basement space, but you’ll need to keep the foundation and structural stability of the garage in mind.
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The humble garage in Palo Alto, Calif., where Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard helped launch the electronics industry, is just 12 feet wide and 18 feet long. It was fine for a 1917 Ford Model T. But cars today are much bigger, so garages are, too. For a single car, figure on at least 14 feet by 20 feet. You can build a two-car garage as small as 20 feet by 24 feet, but you’ll be happier with an extra 6 or 8 feet in length and width.
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Two-car driveways should be at least 20 feet wide, and up to 24 feet if the sides aren’t clear. If you plan to park in front of the garage, allow at least 20 feet between the sidewalk and the garage door. (Your city might let you reduce this distance if you use an automatic door opener.) Even if you aren’t required to include a turnaround area, working one into your plan may be a good idea, particularly if you have a long driveway or live on a busy street.  At minimum, you need an area 10 feet wide by about 12 feet deep to back the car into for a turnaround.
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Build a list of all of the materials you will be using. This should include materials such as wood, bricks, plywood, roofing wood, tar paper, shingles, windows, electrical wiring, plumbing and any other materials you will need for your garage. Once you have this list determine how many of each you will need by taking the total size of the garage and dividing it by the dimensions of each material. In the case of 2 by 8s for framing you must remember that these need to be spaced at 16 inches off center. Finally, contact local hardware and supply companies and get prices on these different materials and add it up.
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Akin to other home improvement projects, size matters. The more square footage, the more materials and labor that go into the project. The size of your garage will depend on how many cars you want to fit, as well as if you want extra storage space or floor space for bicycles or other equipment. The most common sizes (in feet) include:
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When determining which is the best fit for you, think about how many cars you have. The more cars you need to store, the bigger the garage will need to be.
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If you intend to add storage, you should factor in about 4’ extra for items like bikes, tools, boxes and the like. For bigger storage items — workbench, work area, freezer, fridges — you should add about 8’ extra to the size. If you want to add mowers, 4-wheelers or an RV, you will need a garage that 32’ or longer.

Published on May 10, 2017 | Under Garage | By michael ellis
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