Having a garage is helpful for storing personal belongings or for parking vehicles. For those who would like to build a garage, there are many factors to consider before hiring a contractor, especially the overall cost.
A garage can vary in size. Some are one-car garages and others are two-car garages. A 24-by-24 feet garage is an over-sized two-car garage, measuring approximately 576 square feet. A typical two-car garage normally measures about 380 square feet.
A typical 24-by-24 feet garage will cost between $35 and $45 per square foot. This gives a basic range of $20,160, upwards to $25,920. Keep in mind that extras or higher quality materials can add as much as $10 more per square foot, if requested of the contractor.
A homeowner can always try a do-it-yourself garage kit. This negates the expensive labor costs, but will require some manual work on the part of the homeowner to erect the structure.