Cost Guide And Materials
Garage & Sheds Cost
Whether you need a covered place to park your vehicle at night or you simply need some extra storage, adding an outbuilding somewhere on your property can be a great idea. Outbuildings can range in size, price and purpose, but they have countless benefits as long as outdoor space permits. Even if you are a DIY enthusiast, building a structure like a shed or a garage is not generally recommended. Instead, hire a professional builder or contractor to tackle the project, and use this guide as a reference for determining average costs associated with these jobs.
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Costs of Building an Outdoor Shed
If your garage is full to capacity, your home's closets are stuffed, and you still need extra storage space, then adding a shed to the property is a smart idea. If you don't need to run electricity to the shed, and you won't have to add plumbing, the costs can remain relatively low. However, adding in these extras, or getting it up to code for use as a residential space, will bump up the overall expense. Price, of course, will vary depending on the materials used, the state of the terrain when the project begins and the overall size of the shed. However, expect to pay anywhere between the median range of $2,325 and $3,665 to have an outdoor shed built on your property.
Costs of Building an Unattached Garage
Although many garages and carports are built as attachments to the home, it will be much cheaper and easier to build a separate structure. The garage can be a secure and covered space for you to park your vehicles, and it can also serve as storage location for outdoor gear, sports equipment and gardening tools. Generally, garages need to have a poured concrete base, which will increase the total costs but will make the structure more stable and effective in all types of weather. Cost varies depending on the garage or carport size, but the average price for homeowners is roughly $3,331.
Costs of Installing an Automatic Garage Door Opener
If you already have a garage in place, but you are ready to give the space an upgrade, one of the best options is to install an automatic garage door opener. This makes pulling in and out of the garage easier than ever, and the cost is more affordable than you might expect. Homeowners typically pay just $358 for this installation project on an existing garage.
Costs Associated With Outbuilding Permits
One important thing to remember before building any kind of structure is that you may require a zoning or building permit from your county or your homeowner's association. The permit fees are calculated by square footage, but they are often less than $100-per-outbuilding.
Adding a garage or shed to your property has plenty of advantages. Knowing the average costs for these projects can make is easier for you to plan for your own addition.
Last updated on Nov 14, 2013