old garage door remodelGarage Remodeling Options, Styles and Garage Remodeling Costs

Remodeling a garage can be a great way to maximize the value of your home. With our help, you will have plenty of options for a functional garage that can provide a work shop, extra storage and vehicle parking.

In this Garage remodeling guide we will give you remodeling design information including what your costs might be. It will provide a good starting point for you to develop your garage remodeling ideas. You also may want to speak with a remodeling contractor for some specifics with your specific garage. A contractor can provide you with essential ideas on how you can make the most of the space you have available and the problems to watch out for when remodeling a garage.

3 Free Quotes

Options for Remodeling a Garage

What do you want to transform your garage into? Below are some of the most popular remodeling ideas for garages. Developing a master suite complete with a luxury bathroom is a favorite for couples, especially those with a growing family. A large family room or hobby room are popular choices for increasing living space when remodeling a garage. Creating an apartment for aging parents is a very practical way to use the space. Adding a workshop, workout room, or home office are also common. These are cost-effective options because the garage is already framed, roofed and sided, unlike an addition where you’re starting from scratch. You may need to add a wall where the garage door was, add windows, run electricity and add plumbing if needed. You will also have to add a source of heating and air conditioning if this is not already provided. You may also need to add interior walls and ceilings and check insulation.

Styles to Choose when Remodeling a Garage


Most homeowners choose a style in keeping with the overall design of their home. But since the garage can be somewhat isolated, you may feel the freedom to do something completely different. Get remodeling ideas from your favorite magazines or talk with remodeling contractors who can discuss different options for using your garage space to its fullest potential. Contractors will also work with you on making the best use of your budget when designing flooring, lighting, windows and doors, bathrooms, storage space and more.

Costs for Remodeling a Garage

How expensive will your garage remodeling project be? It will all depend on your preferences, and the materials you ultimately choose. Since the shell is already constructed, your costs per square foot will be less than if you were building an addition. Expect your finished costs to be between $35 and $100 per square foot. If you add a high-end master bath with a bathroom spa and other luxury items, your remodeling prices will be on the higher end of the spectrum.

Conclusion, Remodeling a garage is becoming more popular as people choose to invest in their current homes due to real estate markets that make selling difficult. Others just love their home and neighborhood but need more space. This is a great way to stay put and maximize what you’ve got. Start with these remodeling ideas and put together a rough remodeling design. Then work with remodeling contractors to pull it all together. Get written estimates on your potential remodeling costs and then refine the design to produce the perfect remodeled garage within the budget you have.