It occurred to me that some folks might want some hard data on the new shop. This is presented in the intent to inform only.
As I said earlier, we extracted some equity from the house to pay for an addition. We are adding an attached addition to the existing structure. This addition is approximately 17.5 ft wide by about 50 ft long. It will include an over-sized third vehicle bay with storage and added driveway to the existing garage, and an attached shop space behind. The garage bay is expected to be about 21 ft deep. The entire addition will be insulated. The building (existing and new) structure is wood frame with brick veneer. Existing brick will be reclaimed for use on the addition. The wall between the additional vehicle bay and the existing garage will be removed. If required, a post support will be added in the garage.
The shop space will get six flourescent light fixtures, one ton of AC, and four hanging electric heaters. Electric service to the property will be upgraded to meet new shop demands. The shop will be provided with additional 110 and 220 circuits on both the north and south walls.
The existing building has a pitched hip roof. The addition will tie into this roof and be pitched with hip as well. Construction of the addition includes new concrete slab and footings, framing, brick veneer, electrical, HVAC, double doors at both the east and west (into the garage) ends, two 3×6 windows on the south wall (one in the garage and one in the shop), and a “3-by” door from the shop into the house on the north wall of the shop, plus a grage door on the new vehicle bay.
All of this is costing about $66,000. The roofing shingle work will be additional cost as will be the addition of at least one SolaTube fixture in the shop. We are having the entire house roof replaced due to hail damage and we’re adding several SolaTubes to the house in the process. A portion of the roof replacement is covered by insurance, and it’s a little difficult to separate all of these precisely. So, they aren’t included in the shop cost quoted above. My guess is to add about $5K – $7K to the $66K to get a rough estimate of what the shop plus garage is costing. I have no clue on how to separate garage from shop. I guess you could try to do it based on square footage, but I wouldn’t trust the result myself.