Before you remodel your garage…
"A garage remodel is not something you decide to do on a whim. Unlike buying a cup of coffee or getting a new dress, it is something that requires careful consideration and planning. After all, carrying out a garage addition plan requires not only a considerable amount of money but also great time, effort and, in cases where you and your contractor can't seem to see eye-to-eye, patience.
So before you remodel your garage, ask yourself these following questions first:
Do you really need one?
Your garage is now too small. It is so tiny, you point out, that you even have a hard time making sure you don't hit anything when you park your vehicle. But have you ever considered that maybe all your garage needs is a bit of elbow grease from you and your (helpful) friends and family?
Try taking a look around your garage. Chances are it's cluttered with old newspapers, malfunctioning appliances, broken furniture, a lot of power tools and a whole bunch of other things that you probably will have no use for in the future. Throw out, sell or better yet, donate these things to charity (those you can't dispose of, organize better) and you'll be surprised just how much free space you actually have in your garage.
Does your garage need minor or major work?
Before you call your local garage remodeling company and pay them to do the work, check just how big the job that needs to be done is. Try to carefully figure out if you can do the job yourself. Who knows, you might not need to pay someone to do the job after all.
Can you afford the cost?
As mentioned earlier, remodeling your garage would cost you serious money. Before you have your contractor put all your grand
Do you have the time to closely look over the project?
As with any project, renovating your garage also requires your time and close attention. You need to work closely with your contractors, know how each stage is progressing and be available to give your comments on the work and answer questions the workers might have--this is the only way to ensure that you get the results you want.
Is there a good remodeling company nearby that can provide you with the service you want?
Another factor that needs to be taken into consideration before you do decide to "take the plunge" is the availability of nearby remodeling companies. While you could hire a remodeling company based two-cities away from you, you'd most likely be charged a higher price to cover their transportation expenses too.
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About the Author
Maraya Mullen is a copywriter affiliated with A and B Rose Remodeling (http://www.roseremodeling.com), a company of garage remodel experts. It promises to put customers' garage addition plans and garage addition designs to life.
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