They are the ones who are experts at measuring how serious a problem is. We are the ones who are experts at preventing absolutely any problems... even in the most bizarre and complicated situations. For us, the kinds of challenges in a typical garage remodeling job that can be hidden from or frustrating to most general contractors are "a piece of cake."
The first step is often fixing a cracked floor or leveling it, and sometimes even staining it to make it look more attractive; the repairs cost $500-$12,500, and stains range from $2 to $10 per square foot. Drywall is typically put up, which costs from $1 to $2 per square foot. Adding boards for a storage space above the garage typically costs about $2 per square foot.
" There are numerous useful reasons for heating the garage" states Mr. Workman," consisting of mechanical upkeep, freeze control, leisure activity, entertainment (table tennis or excercise), family pet convenience, wood working or simply to be able to climb up inside a cozy car on a bitter chilly day. For guys more than ladies, the garage is a refuge-- an area to flee, dabble around and do small repairs.
You may have to drill holes through studs or through the top plate of walls to reroute wires. If so, be sure to center the holes on the stud. If the plastic-sheathed cables are too short to reach the next box when you reroute them, you can add a junction box and splice on a length of cable. The new box must be accessible either in the attic space or through a blank cover on the wall or ceiling.