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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 midas touch 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

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  7. Caffeine User

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    Carport it is then! thanks for all the feedback.

    @Be Developer
    mainly coffee & green tea :D