|Mostly final garage plan done in SketchUp|
So now, with our design in hand, we're looking at Plan B. We've asked a number of contractors to give us estimates for making the project happen. Luckily, we got a pretty good tax refund this month so we were able to bring the budget to a not-entirely-unrealistic number.
Our favorite contractor so far is Autumn Pardee with Sun Dog Construction. We really connected with him and would feel comfortable writing a check and letting him handle it. But, alas, our budget and his estimate are way too far apart...so it's probably not to be. =(
So we continue to solicit estimates from less experienced and less expensive contractors as we're hoping to get this one hired out as soon as possible. Our goal is to get moved out of the garage in the next four weeks so the project can start shortly after.