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Converting Carport to Garage

Posted by cecilt (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 13, 07 at 22:19

We are considering converting our carport to a garage. The width can not be changed and is 19'8" wide. I can extend the depth of the garage to about 28' feet but 3' at the back of the carport will have steps leading into the house therefore usable car space to park is about 25'. This will cost in the neighboorhood of $20-25k for a conractor to do. I live in an area that a most houses have garages and almost 100% have them in the price range I can sell mine for. I'm not converting to sell but it still is on my mind. We added a big addtion to the house which really brought up the value. Also, due to how the roof line slopes down I can only get a 17' wide by either 7' or 6'9" tall door. Any opinions. I have a nice shed to store my lawnmower, ATV and garden tools but this space will not give me much more than parking spaces. I guess I'm seeing if it's worth this much money to enclose a usable 2 car carport. Thanks

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RE: Converting Carport to Garage

I think increased resell value will all depend on whether it will look attractive when you're done. My folks built a matching detached garage when they turned the attached garage into a den. A brick fireplace now sits where the garage door once stood. [The old garage was a side entrance... with the door NOT facing the street.] It all came nicely together with matching brick and matching roof pitch.

The den is about 22 x 22 and the new garage is 30 wide and 34 deep.

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