How to Increase the Size of your Garage

It is always a good idea to make your garage bigger, as there are a lot of benefits you can enjoy from doing this. A bigger garage will be a lot more practical and it will provide much better utility as well, and it will even improve your house’s value. Although, there are some things you will want to keep into account of when it comes down to garage addition.

The first thing that you should do when you are planning on increasing the size of the garage is to come up with a good plan. When you are making a plan and a design you should consider aspects such as proportions, so your bigger garage will look like it belongs to the home.

Garage_door_additionOnce you are finished with the sketches, you will need to begin making detailed plans on what you want for the garage. You can make the plans yourself, or you could hire a professional architect to handle it for you. Typically, if it is complicated it is far better to allow the professionals to handle it because the plans will have to include: the materials, cross-sectional views, and also the dimensions.

Another thing you should consider when you plan on remodeling your garage is to get a price estimate.  If you want to hire a contractor, then it is always important to ensure that they can provide you with an estimate on the price. After all, it will not do you any good to hire someone you cannot afford.

If you are handling the project by yourself, then chances are you will need to hire subcontractors for more specialized work, so it is important to let these people know your building plans as well as your schedule.

After you have the plans and an estimate of the price, you can now begin getting the permits and develop a schedule as well.

When you have the permits and everything is ready then it is now time to start creating your bigger and better garage. Make sure you have allowances in your schedule, because even the best plans do not go according to plan.

If you would like to have more information then visit and take a look at the garage addition bid sheet. This bid sheet will provide you with a questionnaire, which can be useful for getting a quote as you can show it to your contractors. This sheet will also include the cost of doing certain things and how long it will take to construct certain things as well. So if you want a bigger garage, now is the time to do it.

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Robert Gibbon

I'm just a normal guy living in Los Angeles who likes to write about subjects as he's learning them. My current obsession is remodeling my home. We bought a place built in the 1970's, and it needs some love. Walk with me through my journey as I blog about all the fun things a homeowner can do themselves.