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Question DetailsAsked on 10/5/2014

How much should it cost to build a two-car detached garage in Texas?

Purchasing a home that does not have a garage. Would like to build a garage on my adjacent lot and need to know the amount to budget for a approximately 20' x 22' garage with side door and two garage doors.

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Go to the Home > Project Cost or Home > Builders - Garages and Sheds link in Browse Projects at lower left and you will find some prior similar questions with applicable responses - a selectfew of which are also linked right below this answer. Of course, to get a better budgetary cost handle for your specific area, and since you will almost certainly need a design from a structural engineer to get a building permit anyway, a preliminary cost estimate from him would be a better place to get a budgetary cot estimate, because anything you see here is ballpark and not specific to your site or local costs.

I would question two things:

1) probably not a problem in most parts of Texas, but some locales do not allow garages on residential lots without homes, because tehy fear (justifialby in many cases) that it will end up being a junkheap or be used for commercial purposes like a maintenance shop - so check with your planning and zoning people.

2) by building it on the adjacent lot you are pretty much tying those two lots together if you ever sell as a house without a garage loses both value and curb appeal, so you are pretty much eliminating the economic possibility of selling the developed lot at some point in the future, but keeping the vacant land for speculation. Also, if you did sell the house without the garage, then you would have to cut the power and any other utilities like phone or gas/water/sewer running out there.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD

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