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fletcher

how much to build a garage?

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I am considering a 24 x 24 garage with loft/living space above with cement flooring at cabin on Lake Miltona.

Any ideas on cost? could you hook up to water/septic for additional living area.

Like more space and storage for 2 boats in winter and 2 atvs in summer.

Thanks

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Fletcher.....this is one of those deals of.....You can spend as much as ya want. I'd look at the packages the big box stores offer then, at least double it, if ya wanna go as far with this project as you mentioned.

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Not sure of cost, but I would recommend a 28' deep garage. I have that at home and cabin, and wish I would have gone 32' wink

It will be a nice garage with the room over it though!

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My wifes step dad built one a couple years ago. He did the contracting and got fair deals on all the labor. His garage is about 800sq ft with a 10/12 with living space above. He claims he put about $40K into it.

A stick frame constructed garage is nice but it's a lot cheaper to go with a pole building. The new house is on 3.7 acres and will allow a 2K sq ft pole building which I plan to build in the next year or two.

Some materials are very low while other materials are very high. For example blacktop and shingles are very high right now. Raw lumber such at 2x4's, 2x6's and OSB are cheap. Right now most subs are slow so you would be able to find good workers for cheap.

I'd say go as big as you can build because you can never have too much space.

Good luck!

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I would say easily 40K+ for all that.

When we built our house, we put up a 30 x 33' shop with 2x6 walls, vinyl siding, shingled rooof and poured floor with 9 generic lights and outlets. This ran 25K and I had to do the insulating and sheet rocking after the fact back in 05'.

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My 28 x 40 pole barn,steel siding & roof with cement floors, two garage doors, 1 double walk-in door, 1 single door and 4 slider windows cost about 20K

I thought this would have been big enough but.... I wish I would have gone 30 x 80

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