How Much Does A Garage Conversion Cost?

Is your garage sitting out there practically unused because you don’t even bother to park your car in there anymore? Why not make the most out of the space by converting it into an ADU! The only issue is, how much does a garage conversion cost?

Factors Affecting Cost

Before we dive into how much your garage conversion is going to cost you, let’s talk about the factors that are affecting that cost.

No matter how you plan to use your ADU, you will need to install a bathroom and kitchen. This can get costly quickly, especially if you just wanted to convert your garage into an office space. A conversion also requires new utility connections such as plumbing and electricity. This can be quite expensive if you need to run a sewage line under your driveway or through thick rock.

Also, since garage conversions are smaller, their cost per foot is not offset by large living spaces, making their cost per square foot often higher than larger homes.

Finally, if your garage foundation or main structure is not up to code, it can be quite costly to fix it. You should consider the shape your garage is in before deciding to convert it.

Cost of A 2-Car Garage Conversion

Although there are many factors that can affect costs besides what we listed above, such as design tastes and current economical factors, the associated costs with converting a 2-car garage are:

  • Design, planning, and permit expedite: $6,000-$7,000
  • City fees will average* at: $5,000-$6,000
  • Construction labor and material will average* at $150 per square foot, so based on 2 car garages sizes range the construction cost range is $45,000-$71,250

Therefore, the total average cost would be around $56,000-$84,250. Again though, you could fall above or below this range based on your city fees and design tastes. If you want expensive flooring in your conversion or marble slabs, expect to pay more for your conversion than someone who opted for more affordable materials.

Abdul Razzaq

Abdul Razzaq is a freelance writer, digital marketer, tech enthusiast and, educationist from Pakistan. He runs Geekydecade (a Business Marketing Blog) to spread business and marketing awareness among the masses.

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