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Question DetailsAsked on 11/20/2015

What is the average cost of a 16 by 24 foot garage attached on one side with a single garage door and one exterior

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Average is hard to say, because depends on your topography, building codes, insulation and interior finish, etc - but very rough ballpark cost for garage only without overlying living space, on the ballpark of $40-60/SF depending on your local building costs, NOT including fancy flooring or interior finishes or any built-in storage or such - just a plain jane garage with a row of electrical outlets and a couple of ceiling light fixtures, and simple tack-on heating from your central heating system (assuming it has capacity) or a simple stand-alone ceiling-mounted heating unit - NOT a brand new HVAC system upgrade.

Obviously, get local bids to see what the going rate for your specific area is, because sometimes you can get a bare-bones exposed studwall garage (firewall only on house side) as low as $30/SF in cheap building area, and can run more like $60-80/SF in some high cost urban areas, especially if cramped construction area.

You will undoubtedly need an architect's design to be able to get a permit anyway, which can also act as the bulk of your scope of work for bidding and construction also, and the architect can give you a rough construction cost estimate once the design is roughed out also. As well as possibly recommending builders.

Your Search the List category for a contractor would be Builders - Garages/Barns/Sheds, or a General Contractor.

One thing you said, though your question cut off partway through - you said single garage door and one exterior door - why no connection right to the house ? Also, unless your budget is pretty tight, a slightly wider garage with double garage door might add significantly more to resale value than a wider than usual single-car garage - you could talk to your architect or realtor about that issue, but most people like a 2-car garage door so they can put 2 cars in if they want, even if normally it will only hold one.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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