Building a Garage on Oahu: Here’s What You Need To Know

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Building a Garage in Oahu

Garages provide a significant amount of functionality. In addition to offering a second entrance to your home, it can also provide valuable space. Storing vehicles, tools, and other equipment are all fair game.

In fact, if you don’t currently have space in your home, it’s possible to expand your existing garage. Or, you can simply build onto your home in order to have the size garage you have always desired.

When it comes to garage doors, Oahu residents always have their own idea as to what it should look like. Some of this has to do with the overall design of the home. Oftentimes, it has to do with personal preferences. Whatever the case, with the help of a Hawaii drafting service, you can learn more about the possibilities that exist. Whether you are adding or expanding, there are options that you will have to consider.

By working with a general contractor, you can have the design created to meet your individual needs. Additionally, the contractor will take care of all of the building permit requirements involved in the process.

Getting Started

When building a garage in Oahu or expand your existing one, you want to make sure you explore the building considerations. This includes determining the overall design as well as how much you can do on your own.

It’s important that you’re realistic about your experience and abilities in terms of construction.

The design itself should be done by a professional who can talk to you about the various designs. Once you have a blueprint in hand, it will be easier to carry out all of the construction. Depending on how much you plan on doing yourself and how much you plan on hiring professional contractors, you will be able to have a design built to meet all of your needs.

So, it’s possible to explore various shapes and sizes, unique garage doors, various access points, and much more. Take the time to review your needs and wants so that it will be easier to sit down during a personal consultation.

The DIY Approach

Taking the DIY approach to building your garage can be exciting. Not only can you say you built it yourself, you also get to save money throughout the process.

Although you may plan on doing the majority of the work on your own, there may be some components you want to work with a contractor on. This can include site preparation, electrical work, and more. There is nothing wrong with asking for help, especially when you know it is above and beyond your level of expertise. After all, you want to make sure your garage looks absolutely beautiful – and that it’s fully functional!

We recommend reviewing our safety gear checklist to ensure that you have everything you need in order to be safe. This will make it easier for you to get the job done without risking your own personal safety in the process.

Having plans to go by when you take the DIY approach will also make it easier for you to complete all of the different steps. If you try to “wing it,” you may not get the complete design that you were hoping for. Additionally, you may not consider all of the various components that you want, such as an interior door and an exterior door – or an extended height for storage.

Contact Owner Built Design today to learn more about the garage designs that can be created. If you want to have a garage (or a larger one) attached to your home, we’re capable of drafting to your specifications.


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