Before launching a project, the homeowner should draw up a plan that takes into account the various ways the garage could ideally be used. GarageAbility, for instance, will divide a garage into zones for storing garden equipment, sporting goods and tools as well as space for working on hobbies, then help the homeowner determine the storage systems that will work best for their belongings.
The type of power - Select a motor with enough power to increase your door. Have at the very least a motor with 1/2 hp if you have a double door.

A garage can be so much more than a messy catch-all for items that don’t fit inside the home. Through a remodel, it can be made into an organized storage unit or a workshop, or simply made more functional, with room for at least one car. Turning a standard 600-square-foot, two-car garage into a well-organized, tidy space is less expensive than most remodeling projects. Because a garage already has a floor, walls and a roof, the primary tasks are finishing the framed walls and adding organizational systems.


As detailed above, our Dallas home renovation team have extensive experience building garages plus as specialists in the field of emergency restoration services. That gives us a few clear advantages over most contractors that offer garage remodeling in Dallas (and the advantages are big ones): our speed, our ease complying with insurance company guidelines (and city codes), plus our respect for regulations on future resale of real estate.
We are very familiar with the unique issues in Dallas like cracking foundations due to the slow sinking of underground "water tables." When the water underneath the soil is depleted, that can change the elevation of a single corner of the building over the course of decades (or even suddenly after a severe flood in hurricane season). While that last issue is much more severe in coastal areas than in the interior parts of Texas, the point is that we have seen a LOT of strange things in our restoration and reconstruction projects throughout nearby counties (plus we have discussed a massive range of issues in great detail with insurance adjusters, insurance agents, and Dallas city inspectors).
Add between $75 and $500 to your budget for the cost of outlet installation. Most garages have electricity of some sort, even if it's just a bare bulb in the ceiling and a few outlets spaced around the walls. If you're trying to convert your garage into living space, you'll need a nearby licensed electrician to add more wiring and outlets for additional electrical devices.
The cost of installing five windows falls somewhere around $5,000, or about $1,000 per window. If your garage doesn't have any windows, plan to add at least one. This is especially important if you want to list it as a bedroom or rent it out. You'll need an egress window big enough for a person to escape through in case of a fire. Egress windows average about $3,500.
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