You guys have any resources on Garage renovation? IE, Enlargement?
I have an acceptable sized, two car garage, but it doesn't have a ton of room for tools.
And I have one big darn car I'm working on in there.
Basically, all I have room for is 1 car and tools, and I still have quite a few more tools I plan on getting.
I think the easiest thing would be to bulldoze the whole thing down, and start from scratch.
Its easier for me to learn-understand the building of a new structure from scratch, compared to knowing all the ins and outs of load bearing stuctures, keeping within supportive limits, building code, and how to add-on to create a larger structure, in a sense enlarging it. The other fun part is that the roof is pyramid shaped, so the roof trusses would probably have to be done from scratch. I don't know if I could get it approved but a loft is definately an interest.
I will not be living on the property forever, if I could spend $3-8k-ish on enlarging the garage that might be doable. If I have to doze it, and start fresh, I'm pretty sure I'm looking at a 15-30k project, (15k on materials maybe if I do most of it myself).
I cannot justify a 15k project for only 3-4 more years of residence.
I may end up trying to get a contractor to come by to get started some feasible options for possible planning, and cost estimates of those plans.
However, I would likely benefit from learning as much about structures (and adding to them) as possible, so I can make sure I'm asking all the right questions.
Any good books, or resources on the subject?
Thanks for your insight,
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