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Old 01-19-2009, 07:05 PM   #1
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Hey, I've been planning on turning half of our garage into a "Music Room" for a long time but there's alot of work to go into it, I am going to have to insulate and put drywall up because right now it's nothing but a concrete wall, I'll also have to raise the floor a little bit because it's slightly uneven right now, I'm gonna also have to somehow put a wall up between the other side of the garage.

So all together.
-Insulation and drywall
-Floor raise
-New wall

The area that I will be doing this to is 10 feet wide 20 feet in length.

Thanks!

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Old 01-19-2009, 07:06 PM   #2
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Oh, no, not this again....

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Old 01-19-2009, 07:10 PM   #3
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:27 PM   #4
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Excuse me?
He might mean,"what's the point of the post?" What information are you looking for? Do you need a material list? A job sequence?
If you are indeed planning this as a DIY project, you need some basic skills and knowledge. Detailed plans, a permit, possibly some licensed professionals to do the jobs mandated by your locality.
What do you want to do?
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Well my cousin is a contractor and was gonna help me but he's down in Florida right now and won't be back until the summer. I was asking how much all of this might cost.

-Floor raise
-insulation and drywalled (since it's only a brick wall right now)
-New wall

Plus all the painting and what not.

I just wanted an idea on what I might be paying.
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Call local contractors who can see the space. There's not enough information supplied to do anything with.
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Old 01-20-2009, 03:08 PM   #7
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It is difficult to find a price range, since we do not know the local costs of materials. I would contact a local hardware dealer or contractor for a solid estimate.
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Since this is a DIY site, it isn't reasonable to ask us to give you an estimate of the costs associated with a project that we have no details or familiarity with. Therefore, questions regarding contractors' bids or project estimates are strongly discouraged here.

Arbitrarily guessing at what this will cost would be about as accurate as guessing someone's weight having never seen them.
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Old 01-20-2009, 03:33 PM   #9
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Old 01-20-2009, 04:00 PM   #10
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Hey, I've been planning on turning half of our garage into a "Music Room" for a long time but there's alot of work to go into it, I am going to have to insulate and put drywall up because right now it's nothing but a concrete wall, I'll also have to raise the floor a little bit because it's slightly uneven right now, I'm gonna also have to somehow put a wall up between the other side of the garage.

So all together.
-Insulation and drywall
-Floor raise
-New wall

The area that I will be doing this to is 10 feet wide 20 feet in length.

Thanks!
Go to your local Lumber co, HD, Lowes
Get the cost of 2x sheetrock (5/8 to garage), insulation, plywood
2x are usually every 16", figure out how many you need
Insulation rolls list the length of the roll or batt
Figure out how many rolls you need based on the walls you will insulate

Do the same for all the materials & add it up
There will be a lot more then what you add up that will be needed
Permit, door to the other side of the garage - fire rated

Maybe your cousin can send you an e-mail with a rough idea of the cost. If he's going to do the work then he would be able to give you a better idea. I wouldn't waste another contractors time unless you are actually planning on having them do the work
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Old 01-20-2009, 04:24 PM   #11
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If you're going that route, just go to the "Pro Desk" at Hd or Lowe's and let them figure material for you. They'll probably get it closer than you'll be able to. Granted, 2"x 4"s are generally 16" on center, but that doesn't figure in corner or "t" posts, top and bottom plates, etc. Figure at least 1 per 12". Pressure treated lumber for anything that comes in contact with concrete. What are you going to use to "raise" the floor?? What kind of trim?? Don't forget fasteners, adhesives, and other misc. items. Wait 'til your cousin is back in town for a weekend........
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Old 01-20-2009, 06:06 PM   #12
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You can do it for less than $500 or more than $15,000.

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