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Mall City
Member since Sep 2007
626 posts

Mulling converting my carport to a garage
I'm just in the beginning stages, so I haven't called in for any estimates.

1. Is it generally worth it return-on-investment-wise when you sell a house?
2. Any idea how much it might cost?

Additional info, if needed: I currently have an attached 2-car carport. 2 sides are walled/finished. The 3rd side is a brick wall halfway up then 2 wooden columns for the other half. I would close in the open half of that wall with bricks. The open side is 19-20 ft. A standard double garage door is 16 feet, I believe, so I'd have to brick a few feet on that side too.

I'm not putting windows in, on the garage door or the currently half-open wall. I'm also not putting in doors, as I already have 1. It does not need to be insulated, have water run, or have electricity run (there's already electricity run to where the garage door opener would be).

I'm thinking all I'd need to pay for is bricks/mortar, garage door/opener, labor (if I pay someone to do it) Anyone have any experience with this and can give some feedback?

I'll hang up and listen.

Auburn Fan
Member since Jun 2009
5170 posts

re: Mulling converting my carport to a garage
I've been mulling converting my garage to an airport.

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Franklin, TN
Member since Oct 2007
11001 posts

re: Mulling converting my carport to a garage
In most instances, if done correctly I value a conversion similar to a finished basement when marketing/offering on a property.

For example, if your house comps out at 120 a sq. ft, and you can do renovation for 60-70 a sq. ft, you will likely see ROI.
This post was edited on 11/15 at 7:01 am

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Cincinnati Fan
Location, Location, Location
Member since Aug 2006
45438 posts

re: Mulling converting my carport to a garage

Mulling converting my carport to a garage

I have a 2 car garage with a carport in front, its the tits.

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