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  1. Feb 21, 2010 #1

    igneous

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    I really like the location of this house, and it has enough room for me, but I'm trying to figure out if actually has any potential to look good and have a garage? Obviously it could probably look a lot better for a huge amount of money, but Im looking for some opinions about what options i might have. I'm willing to put some money into it, but maybe there are some creative ideas that I'm not thinking of that would make these changes a little more affordable. Any thoughts? -I know the pics arent very good, it's all I have at the moment though
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  2. Feb 21, 2010 #2

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    Adding anything to the footprint depends on your zoning laws for that neigborhood.
    A garage is minimum 10,000 in RI for a contractor to build.
    As for as that dormer roof in the front, I would have built a gable ended roof, not a flat roof.Flat roofs are not for our climate, and will leak soon and have to be changed anyway.Not to mention the insulation installed is minimal with a 2x8 rafter...which is about the size of that overhang. It will make the house look more craftsman style.

    Remove the bushes, and do some landscaping.Have fun.
     
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    Well I think you still got some plenty of space to put up a garage in there. Probably on the left or right part of the house depending on what part has the bigger size. :)
     
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    Does it have a septic tank or city sewers? If a septic tank, this will guide any garage placement.
     
  6. Feb 22, 2010 #6

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    septic, and that might be it on the right, not sure though
     
  7. Feb 22, 2010 #7

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    yeah I can swing that for sure, and I basically only need a garage with framing, roof, siding and electrical. The rest I can take care of. I'd kill to be able to give the house more of a craftsman look, hopefully I can figure out a way without going way over budget
     

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