Detatched Garage Advice
My home has a bricked exterior and a 2-car integral garage (side-entry), which is beyond filled. I have considered placing a 16x24 shed in the back yard, but I talked with a couple of contractors who suggested that a detached garage at the end of my driveway (next to the house) would add more long-term value to the property. If I go this route, the garage will need to be bricked to match the house.
I've received two bids for a 24x24 (exterior dimension) building with concrete floor, brick exterior, 8 foot side walls, and a 6/12 gable roof (using trusses to eliminate the beam and post), and two 9x7 garage doors to match the ones on the house. Bids are coming in at $55-$60 per square foot, complete, which also includes a 9x24 concrete apron in front of the garage, but no electric (I'd do the electric myself).
Does this type of structure sound reasonable?