As you can see, the most common mistakes when it comes to garages and carports usually result from a lack of planning and a lack of attention to detail. By checking with local regulations, planning a garage or carport which is in harmony with the rest of your property, and paying attention to personal safety issues, you're sure to end up with a structure that you and your entire household will get a great deal of use out of for years to come. Keep in mind smaller details as well, such as incorporating storage and accommodating all vehicles. As always, hire an honest and reputable contractor to help you with your construction project.
At the other extreme is the homeowner who currently owns a small, sporty car. Not wanting to overspend, he builds a very small garage, thinking that even if he buys another car in the future, he'll be well accommodated. Over time, this homeowner may very well get married and have children. Suddenly, the household isn't well accommodated at all.
Expect to pay anywhere from around $12,000 to $65,000 on up for a basic garage with concrete floor; the standard size of a two car garage being about 22-feet by 22-feet. This provides a little extra space for things such as camping gear, or a lawn mower and other lawn-care equipment.
The cost of a two car garage will vary; according to your local, garage design and size, materials used, and any extras included. Such as a heated garage floor, electronic garage door opener; or the addition of a workspace complete with garage workbench, garage shelving, and storage area.