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Old 12-11-2016, 12:41 PM
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opinions needed. i am in a dilemma and need some advice. i am either building another garage or i must invest in a lift or 2.

option 1: i have been approved to build a garage but it has to be a single car due to our property lines and code. i can build and have been quoted on a 14x22 space for a cost of roughly $14500-$17k, this will allow for 1 car and some storage. to add a lift so i can store 2 cars the price will add about $3500 to above price listed

option 2: raise the ceiling in one of my garages to accommodate a lift at a cost of about $10-$12k, this will allow for a dual lift and raising the ceiling so i can store 2 more cars


option 1 will cost about $5-$8k more and may add value to my house if i decide to sell

option 2 will achieve the same thing but i will be about $4k-$5k to raise the ceiling that will add zero value but i can always take the dual lift with me

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Old 12-11-2016, 03:05 PM
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I would build the detached garage with a lift. You will get more storage than you have now & still be able to work on cars. You can always take the lift with you. Like you said it will bring the value of your house up
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Old 12-11-2016, 05:12 PM
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I'd build the garage. Extra storage and parking makes more sense. From the list of your car collection the Extra garage looks to be the better choice.

I'm not sure of your current garage layout but could your current garage have height and width added to make one big garage? I know you mentioned just the height so I'm assuming no.
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opinions needed. i am in a dilemma and need some advice. i am either building another garage or i must invest in a lift or 2.

option 1: i have been approved to build a garage but it has to be a single car due to our property lines and code. i can build and have been quoted on a 14x22 space for a cost of roughly $14500-$17k, this will allow for 1 car and some storage. to add a lift so i can store 2 cars the price will add about $3500 to above price listed

option 2: raise the ceiling in one of my garages to accommodate a lift at a cost of about $10-$12k, this will allow for a dual lift and raising the ceiling so i can store 2 more cars


option 1 will cost about $5-$8k more and may add value to my house if i decide to sell

option 2 will achieve the same thing but i will be about $4k-$5k to raise the ceiling that will add zero value but i can always take the dual lift with me

thoughts?
Which option adds more value to your home?

Whats where you would build the garage now? Would you miss it, or would it take away from the home in anyway?
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Old 12-12-2016, 12:28 AM
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14x22 is really tight quarters. With a 4 post lift you won't have enough depth for a workbench at the end. If it's only for storage, then you're fine. I'd draw the floor plan to scale and then add the lift and any benches, shelves, tool boxes, and equipment you'd likely have in there.

$14-17K sounds awfully inexpensive. For budget protection I'd add at least 10% overage, then xxxx? for unforeseen surprises.

I'd lean toward your already established space and lifting the ceiling. Potentially less disruptive to the lot size and easier to control costs.
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I would build the new garage and plan for a 4 post lift.

I would also not rule out putting a lift in your current garage when you run out of space in your new Garage.

for Now build the new Garage.
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If the garage is that cheap, go for adding the garage.
Get a signed contract with specific details before embarking up that path. Seems rather inexpensive, not sure where your located. , but here in Cali.. budget would be at least 25k - 35k.
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and what ever you do...don't and I meant don't go over to garage Journal and look at some of the garage builds.

But if you do I suggest you look at this thread.

In-floor Scissor Lift Install
http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...5433&showall=1

New 20 x 20 garage/shop in Seattle-Seriously this has to be the coolest garage ever.
http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=251805

Show off your lifts!!!
http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=68075

Then there is this garage which is just insane !!!!
The 12-Gauge Garage
http://www.12-gaugegarage.com/

and since I can't find the thread for this garage here the pics

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/f112i0uke...SJGaxfJOa?dl=0
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and what ever you do...don't and I meant don't go over to garage Journal and look at some of the garage builds.

But if you do I suggest you look at this thread.

In-floor Scissor Lift Install
http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...5433&showall=1

New 20 x 20 garage/shop in Seattle-Seriously this has to be the coolest garage ever.
http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=251805

Show off your lifts!!!
http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=68075

Then there is this garage which is just insane !!!!
The 12-Gauge Garage
http://www.12-gaugegarage.com/

and since I can't find the thread for this garage here the pics

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/f112i0uke...SJGaxfJOa?dl=0
Good Warning - you can Spend Months in there!
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Wait --- You list half a zillion cars in your "signature" line and you are trying to figure out adding a ONE car garage -- and debating the piddly costs of adding a lift?
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