Addition and Garage Remodels: How Much Will It Cost?

November 26, 2014

Are you considering adding an addition, sun room, or garage to your home in Northern Virginia? If so, it’s helpful to know how much it will cost, as well as how much value it will add to your home. Any new addition or remodel to your home will add value to it. It also adds a new space that’s both beautiful and comfortable. Here’s the breakdown:

Garage Addition (Midrange)

Average Cost: $49,911

Average Resale Value: $34,598    

Construct a 26-by-26-foot freestanding two-car garage with 25-year asphalt shingle roofing with galvanized metal flashing, including vinyl siding and trim. Install five double-hung vinyl windows; one exterior door with half-glass and lockset; and two overhead doors with motorized openers. Provide electrical wiring for openers; three-way switching for fluorescent ceiling fixtures over each bay; three-way switching for two exterior spotlights; outlets to code. Interior wall, floors, and ceilings remain unfinished. 

Sunroom Addition (Midrange)

Average Cost: $73,546

Average Resale Value: $38,011    

Construct a 200-square-foot sunroom addition. Post-and-beam framing exposed on interior side. Wall glazing: vinyl or aluminum clad awning and casement windows, laminated or tempered glazing and screens. Roof glazing: 10 large aluminum-clad venting skylights with screens. Provide ceiling fan; insulate all non- glass areas; provide movable shades for glass area. Quarry tile or equal on floor. 

Two-Story Addition (Midrange)

Average Cost: $155,365

Average Resale Value: $111,579    

Add a first-floor family room and a second- floor bedroom with full bathroom in a 24-by- 16-foot two-story wing over a crawlspace. Add new HVAC system to handle addition; add electrical wiring. Family room: Include a prefabricated gas fireplace; 11 double-hung insulated clad-wood windows; an atrium-style exterior door; carpeted floors; painted drywall on walls and ceiling; and painted trim. Bathroom: 5 by 8 feet. Include a one-piece fiberglass tub/shower unit; standard white toilet; wood vanity with solid-surface countertop; resilient vinyl flooring; and mirrored medicine cabinet with built-in light strip; papered walls; and painted trim; exhaust fan. Bedroom: Include walk-in closet/dressing area; carpet; painted walls, ceiling, and trim; general and spot lighting. 

Garage Addition (Upscale)

Average Cost: $82,311

Average Resale Value: $48,065  

For the same midrange two-car garage, add interior wall finish using moisture-resistant drywall on ceiling and three walls. At rear wall, install modular storage systems including wall panels, upper and lower storage cabinets with work surfaces, and required task lighting. Trim all windows and doors and provide base molding at perimeter; paint all trim, ceiling, and walls. Finish cement floor with color, slip-resistant epoxy sealer. 

Garage Door Replacement (Upscale)

Average Cost: $2,791

Average Resale Value: $2,315    

Remove and dispose of existing 16×7-foot garage door and tracks. Install new 4-section garage door on new heavy-duty galvanized steel tracks; reuse existing motorized opener. New door is high tensile strength steel with two coats of factory-applied paint and foam insulated with thermal seals between pinch-resistant panels. Windows in top panel are 1⁄2-inch insulated glass. Hardware includes galvanized steel hinges and ball-bearing urethane rollers. 

 If you live in the Northern Virginia area and you’re interested in a free estimate, or would like to know how Lensis Builders, Inc. can make your home even better, give us a call at 703-367-8999 or fill out a short contact form by clicking here. If you’re looking for inspiration for your next project, visit our Pinterest page!

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