Now that you have your brand new home constructed and most of the inside work finalized, you might be contemplating constructing a garage. You most likely have no clue where to start, especially if this is a project you wish to carry out on your own as opposed to using the services of the construction crew that built your home. There are some steps you can use to ensure you have all that you need to to get started on the additional construction.

1. Determine the size of garage you need. You have to consider whether it will be used just for storing your vehicle or if you want to store other vehicles such as a snowmobile or if you want to use part of the garage as a workshop.

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2. Design the blueprint for your garage. You can draw out your own blueprints or you can buy the plans you need at any home improvement store. There are also websites on the net where it is possible to download the blueprints you need completely free.

3. Obtain the permit. Almost all towns and cities demand you to get a building permit before you start building something. You can get the permit you need from your city or town council office.

The price of the garage varies according to the dimensions because of the price of the materials. If you use designs you buy or get free, the number of supplies you’ll need will be found in the blueprint. In case you design your own blueprint, you’ll have to make up the number of materials you need. Your next step should be to pay a visit to a lumber retailer to get the lumber you will need.

The cost will depend on the finish you want for the exterior of the garage and whether or not you want to have it separate from the house or attached. You will need to use an electrician for the wiring unless you are able to do this yourself and a plumber if you want water and sewage connected in the garage. There are various types of cabinets you might want to have and floor coverings. You might be able to afford to buy everything you need all at once, but most people look at such a project as one that they will complete over time and buy what they need bit by bit.