Garage Cost – Garage Building Cost Estimating

Now that you have your Epoxy Garage okc plans picked out and you know pretty much what you want, you’re probably going to want to know if you can afford to build that new garage. That’s a dilemma many people contemplating garage building have got. The question about what your garage cost will be isn’t always an easy one to answer and can vary dramatically depending on your situation.

In addition to that, garage building material prices can fluctuate quite a bit depending on seasonal influences and other variables. There’s quite a difference between building a basic one car garage with no living space and building a 3 car garage with a studio apartment. In the first case there aren’t any fixtures or utility hookups required and in the latter case there are some expensive fixtures plus finishing materials needed, such as light fixtures, trim, carpeting, etc. Trying to create a one size fits all garage building cost estimator is not an easy thing to do to ensure an accurate value of garage cost for every situation.

Garage builders charge differently in nearly every area of the country. Our research did not turn up any reliable values in the U.S. Government statistics for the cost of building a garage, but there is good data on the cost of building a new home in various regions of the country. Comparing the home building cost data gives us some relative values that can be used for comparisons. This data is from the U.S. Census Bureau for home building cost through 2008. The average cost per square foot to build a new home in 2008:

So right off the bat it is pretty obvious that the region you live in will have a dramatic effect on your garage cost. For example the cost to build a $10,000 garage in the South would cost you $14,800 in the Northeast. And this doesn’t take into account the differences between building a garage in a rural area versus an urban area.In surveying the other articles we could find on garage cost, the consensus seems to be that a garage should cost somewhere between $34 and $48 per square foot to build, but those numbers are pretty old. Another interesting little bit of information from the U.S. Government Census data – in the 45 years from 1965-2009, home building price increases have outpaced the Consumer Price Index in 26 of those years. Over the last 10 years:

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