Ideas, costs, tips and plans - the information you need for a successful Garage Remodeling project
Homeowners have many important questions about their Garage Remodeling Project. How much will it cost? How long will it take? What problem areas do I need to watch out for? Can I recover my Garage Remodeling investment when I sell? Can I do some of the work myself? What can I do to make sure that the work is done right?
Costs, materials and best practices for the example Garage Remodeling project will help you answer these questions. Use this information to develop a budget, bid requirements, hiring contracts and a project plan.
The approximate costs and value of a typical Garage Remodeling project are summarized below. Use higher estimates for larger metropolitan areas and the lower estimates where home prices are below the national average. Adjust costs for substitutions or refinements in the last section. For size differences of up to 25%, scale total costs in direct proportion to the size of your project. Use the adjusted costs as a basis for setting a material budget and for comparing contractor bids (if you choose to have a professional perform the work).
|Project description||Remodel existing garage into living space. Insulate, sheetrock and finish walls. Add ceiling. Add flooring, electric circuits and lighting. Use basic grade of materials and installation quality.|
|Project size||380 square feet|
|Material and labor cost||$3,474 - $4,053|
|Material cost||$1,935 - $2,258|
|Do-it-yourself assessment||The typical Garage Remodeling project can be completed by a moderately skilled do-it-yourselfer; as with any project, high quality Garage Remodeling requires attention to detail and careful planning.|
|First year Return on Investment - ROI||Returns will be impacted by the range of home prices in your neighborhood, the overall condition of your home and sensible design choices. A high quality Garage Remodeling project can return as much as 67% - 78% of its initial cost|
|First year Return on Investment - ROI||Results vary widely and are affected by the range of home prices in your neighborhood, the overall condition of your home and prudent design choices. A typical Garage Remodeling project completed with good or better quality will return less than 60% of its initial cost.|
|Green rating||Garage Remodeling projects can incorporate renewable or sustainable resources and environmentally friendly materials.|
The following list includes major work tasks commonly performed during Garage Remodeling. Use this list to understand the timing and sequence of different steps in the Garage Remodeling project. Click any Task name for a complete written specifications, FAQs and quality checklist for the task - this essential information will help you control Garage Remodeling project cost and quality.
Do you expect to spend more than $250 on your Garage Remodeling project? If so, it is important create and manage a detailed plan for all project activities.
|Task||Service Provider||Time||Difficulty||Basic Cost Range|
|Specify Materials||Interior Designer||2 to 15 d||$258 - $431|
|Specify Finishes||Interior Designer||1 to 2 d||$774 - $1,293|
|Remove Construction Debris||Garbage and Rubbish Hauler||1 d||$15.65 - $26.13 per cubic yard|
|Frame Interior Wall||Carpenter||1 to 2 d||$5.46 - $9.64 per square foot|
|Install Ceiling Tiles||Finish Carpenter||1 to 2 d||$4.84 - $8.50 per square foot|
|Install Appliance Circuit||Electrician||1 to 2 d||$574 - $975|
|Install Batt Wall Insulation||Insulation Contractor||1 d||$1.40 - $2.46 per square foot|
|Install Batt Ceiling Insulation||Insulation Contractor||1 d||$2.04 - $3.62 per square foot|
|Install Sheetrock||Drywall and Plaster Contractor||1 to 2 d||$1.26 - $2.18 per square foot|
|Skim Coat||Drywall Contractor||1 to 2 d||$0.92 - $1.59 per square foot|
|Seal Door||Finish Carpenter||1 d||$68 - $116|
|Seal Windows||Finish Carpenter||1 d||$48 - $83|
|Install Prehung Door||Finish Carpenter||1 d||$332 - $578 per door|
|Install Base Molding||Finish Carpenter||1 to 2 d||$6.18 - $10.74 per linear foot|
|Install Door Casing||Finish Carpenter||1 to 2 d||$5.34 - $9.18 per linear foot|
|Paint Rooms||Painting Contractor||1 to 3 d||$5.74 - $9.79 per square foot|
|Install Vinyl Tile Flooring||Flooring Contractor||1 d||$8.42 - $15.01 per square foot|
|Install Ceiling Lighting||Electrician||1 d||$230 - $397|
|Install Electric Baseboard Heater||Electrician||1 d||$287 - $496|
Review these tips, design suggestions, options and lessons learned before finalizing your Garage Remodeling project plan.
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