Garage Cost Guides

A garage costs $27,500 on average to build and $13,000 to convert or renovate. Driveway installation averages almost $4,500. Garage doors average $1,100 to install and around $250 to repair. Check below for other popular garage project costs including epoxy coating, organizing and carport prices.

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homeowner powerwashing the exterior of a stucco house
Power Wash Exterior Surfaces
(42,704 projects)
$299 Average National Cost
open garage door in home
Repair a Garage Door
(38,795 projects)
$250 Average National Cost
newly installed cement driveway
Install a Driveway
(19,745 projects)
$4,666 Average National Cost
stone home with double garage doors
Install a Garage Door
(13,593 projects)
$1,159 Average National Cost
automatic garage door opener in open garage
Repair a Garage Door Opener
(11,801 projects)
$224 Average National Cost
garage door opener installed overhead in garage
Install a Garage Door Opener
(10,305 projects)
$363 Average National Cost
asphalt paved driveway in front of garage
Install Asphalt Paving
(9,410 projects)
$4,961 Average National Cost
newly installed kitchen countertops in modern kitchen
Install Countertops
(7,899 projects)
$3,428 Average National Cost
concrete sealant being applied with roller
Coat Concrete With Epoxy
(6,456 projects)
$2,322 Average National Cost
Family playing basketball in driveway
Seal Asphalt Paving
(5,932 projects)
$505 Average National Cost
A man installing laminate floor
Install Flooring
(5,714 projects)
$3,013 Average National Cost
professional repairing concrete driveway of a house
Repair a Driveway
(5,249 projects)
$1,707 Average National Cost
house with new addition built on
Build an Addition
(4,868 projects)
$49,545 Average National Cost
classic kitchen with white cabinets
Install or Replace Cabinets
(3,840 projects)
$5,315 Average National Cost
A kitchen with wood cabinets
Refinish Cabinets
(3,587 projects)
$2,957 Average National Cost
clean white kitchen with granite countertop
Repair Countertops
(3,500 projects)
$358 Average National Cost
carpenter repairing kitchen cabinets
Repair Cabinets
(3,197 projects)
$302 Average National Cost
modern kitchen remodeled with new white and gray cabinet doors
Reface Cabinets
(3,156 projects)
$7,121 Average National Cost
asphalt paving being repaired in front of home
Repair Asphalt Paving
(3,058 projects)
$2,323 Average National Cost
Car plugged into charging station
Install an Electric Vehicle Charging Station
(1,553 projects)
$839 Average National Cost
new garage built onto house
Build a Garage
(1,524 projects)
$27,558 Average National Cost
basement garage remodeled into family room
Renovate or Convert a Garage
(736 projects)
$14,825 Average National Cost
suburban garage that has been organized inside
Organize a Garage
(578 projects)
$1,386 Average National Cost
carport at the end of driveway next to house
Build a Carport
(135 projects)
$8,631 Average National Cost
construction permit application being filled out
Get a Building Permit
(128 projects)
$1,333 Average National Cost
metal carport built next to a house
Buy and Build a Metal Carport
(96 projects)
$3,433 Average National Cost

Custom Garages

Building a garage costs $17,000 to $38,000 on average. A typical build runs $40 to $70 per square foot. Large, luxury custom work with high-end materials like slate and brick costs $50,000 to $100,000. Adding a workshop or extra stalls could add another $10,000 to $40,000. For specific prices to match your home’s design, contact a local garage builder.

Detached Garage

A detached garage costs $25,000 to $55,000 or about 20% to 40% more than an attached garage. Some homeowners have reported costs up to $120,000. Detached prices tend to run higher

Attached Garage

An attached garage costs $15,000 to $40,000. Some reports have them as high as $100,000. A two-story attached garage to extend living space can cost as much as $180,000.

Prefab Garage Units or Kits

Prefabricated garages cost $10,000 to $50,000 for most standard single and double wide buildings. That price includes the unit, a foundation, delivery and installation. The unit alone costs $5,000 to $40,000. Two-story and luxury prefabricated garage kits can hit $95,000 or more.

Installing or Repairing Garage Doors & Openers

Installing or repairing a garage door or opener costs $100 to $10,000. Garage door prices typically fall between $350 to $1,100. You can find custom work for close to $10,000. Labor runs $300 to $1,000. Opener prices run $200 to $500 with installation only another $100.

Local garage door companies provide consultations on types, pricing and installs. They’ll help steer you towards the door that you need. Consider the climate and home design when picking materials.

Other Garage Features

Floors$1,500 - $4,500
Shelving & Organization$600 - $8,500
EV Charging Station$500 - $1,000
Driveways$2,300 - $6,500+

Concrete Slab & Epoxy Garage Floors

Garage epoxy floors cost $1,500 to $3,000. This durable surface coats the concrete, sealing it against absorbing spills. Epoxy cleans up easily and gives the garage a finished look.

Garage floor refinishing and polishing costs $3 to $10 per square foot for concrete resurfacing. You can also use other flooring types costing $1,500 to $4,500, like tile. But these materials require more upkeep and aren’t as durable to drive on.

Shelving & Cabinets

Basic garage organization costs $600 to $2,500. This price usually includes heavy-duty shelves, pegboards and storage for things like tires and tools. You can choose to upgrade some of your space with counters. When redoing your kitchen, consider using those old cabinets for garage storage.

EV Charging Station

Installing an electric vehicle (EV) charging station costs $500 to $1,000. As EV’s grow in popularity, it might help as a selling point. Having one in your garage also lets guests charge while visiting.

Driveways & Walkways

Driveway installation costs $2,300 to $6,500 on average. Costs for installing, maintaining and repairing depend on style and size. Detached garages add the need for an additional walkway from your home to the outbuilding. Walkway installs cost $1,800 to $5,000.

Base your budget on the type of materials you plan to pave with and the project's overall size. Different materials work better in different environments. Consult a local driveway professional for the best type for your climate.

Garage Conversions

Remodeling a garage costs $6,000 to $22,000 on average. Remodels tend to include finishing walls, installing storage, adding new floors and putting in windows. You may also want HVAC, plumbing or electrical lines for a shop or bathroom.

Extending or Adding to a Garage

Building an apartment over a garage costs $175,000. But just extending a garage and adding another stall costs $10,000 to $25,000.

Carports

Carports costs $3,500 to $9,500 on average. Carports forego the walls for a simple roof. Popular in areas with regular hail seasons, they protect your car from damage.

FAQ

What’s the ROI of a new garage door?

You can expect to see an ROI of 60% to 70% on your garage investment when you go to sell.

Is it worth it to build a garage on my property?

Adding a garage is worth it if you need the storage space or to improve your home's resale value. It’s also a good idea in areas where most of your neighbors have garages as it’ll boost your home's curb appeal.

How much do pole barn garages cost?

Pole barns cost $4,000 to $50,000 or more depending on the size of the building you put in.

How do I find the best prices on garages and sheds?

Use our garage & garage door service directory to browse professionals to find the best price on a garage. First, compare ratings and reviews. Narrow it down to three in your area and then get competing bids for your project.

What’s the cost difference between a timber-framed or steel garage?

The average steel garage costs $10,000 to $25,000 delivered and installed. Double that for one built on-site. A wood-framed garage costs $30,000 on average.

What’s the price difference between a carport and a garage?

Prefab carport kits cost $2,000 to $10,000. A custom wood built one costs $15,000 or about half that of a garage. A carport doesn’t have walls, just a ceiling to keep rain, snow and hail off your vehicle. In windy areas, they may have one wall to block the wind.