When spring arrives, and the urge to declutter, clean and remodel takes form for many people, the desire to improve the yard, house and garage can also begin. It may not be a whim, but before you decide to completely rebuild, redesign or reconstruct your garage, take a moment and consider what the project may entail. From building costs to locating a contractor, there are many questions you should ask yourself before you begin a garage addition remodeling plan. Here are four of the most important of those questions.
- Is there a need for a bigger garage?
Most modern homes have at least a double car garage, although some of those homes would have a difficult time getting two cars into the area at the same time. Are you looking for a workshop area, more space for parking vehicles or a major second car parking addition?
- Do you imagine a major remodel of the area?
There can be a vast difference in time and cost if you are thinking about shelves, cupboards or a couple of walls instead of adding an 8-foot section to the existing building. Before you interview your contractor, list exactly what you need in the new area.
- Can your budget afford the cost of a garage addition remodel?
Remodeling costs are much less than building additions. Before you begin your project, make sure you have the available funds to complete the venture. Not being able to finish the project for lack of funds would be frustrating.
- Do you know a trustworthy contractor for the project?
If you haven’t worked with a contractor on a previous plan, you may have to interview several before you find one that syncs with your ideas and personality style. Be sure to find someone that is willing to answer your questions and is prepared to keep you updated through each stage of the project.
Creating a new area in your garage for a workroom, storage area or car park can enhance the usability of your home. It can also improve the building’s value; however, make sure you know what you are getting into before beginning the garage addition.