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Garage or Carport + Utility rooms?

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Caffeine User, 26th Aug, 2015.

  1. Caffeine User

    Caffeine User Member

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    Hi PCers, I am currently in the process of buying a property where the previous owner had the double garage converted into 2 rooms, the rooms are probably 10cm shy of the 2.4m requirement. The property is in a family oriented suburb, I was originally planning on converting it back to garages to make it easier to rent out. Or, would leaving the 2 utility rooms and adding a double carport on the driveway be a better option? I am estimating the conversion of the 2UR to garage would be $2-3k and carport be $3-5k? What are your thoughts?

    ~Thanks~
     
  2. WestOz

    WestOz Well-Known Member

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    Sounds expensive, guess your paying for labor, shouldn't take much effort with a hammer to convert back to garage (or carport).
    Comes down to rental value with or without the two extra rooms.
    Main Q would be do you really need to spend any $'s on it?
     
  3. WattleIdo

    WattleIdo renovating Premium Member

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    I like the idea of having the rooms and the carport. Am looking at doing something similar myself - from scratch. Car, lawn mower, tools and space for doing messy stuff.
     
  4. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    I would keep the rooms and add a nice carport if there is room to do so and you can make it a "plus" for the facade.
     
  5. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    +1 carport. make sure the utility rooms are habitable - not jus concrete. make them bedroomy
     
  6. Be Developer

    Be Developer Property Developer Business Member

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    @Caffeine User

    keep the existing setup and add carport if you can!

    it will add value and appeal to family with kids!


    btw, what's your caffeine. coke or coffee?
     
  7. Caffeine User

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    Carport it is then! thanks for all the feedback.

    @Be Developer
    mainly coffee & green tea :D