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How Much Should You Pay For a Standard 40×60 Shophouse?

How Much Does a 40×60 Shop House Cost?

Many dream of the perfect personalized space merging a spacious workshop or garage with integrated living quarters, also known as a shop house. Let’s break down the average cost to construct a common 40×60 shop house including a prefabricated steel framing kit.

Steel Framing Kit – $50,000

For the 40×60 shop house shell, a prefabricated steel framing kit would typically cost around $50,000 on average based on current steel prices. This includes:

– Steel columns, rafters, and necessary structural supports
– Insulated roof and wall metal paneling
– Roll up doors for vehicle access
– Standard entry doors and windows

Concrete Foundation & Framing – $20,000

The slab foundation for a 40×60 space will cost around $15,000 including labor and materials. Add another $5,000 for miscellaneous framing materials to supplement the kit like lumber for interior walls.

Buildout & Finishes – $70,000

Assuming around 1200 sq ft of finished residential space and the remainder being basic open shop workspace, the interior buildout including HVAC, plumbing, electric, drywall, flooring, cabinetry, countertops, bathroom fixtures will total approximately $70,000. Higher end finishes could run $100,000+.

Miscellaneous Costs – $15,000

Final expenses including permitting fees, utility connections, site development and contingency funds for overages should be budgeted around $15,000.

Total Cost Estimate = $155,000

So in total, a basic 40×60 shop house shell, foundation, standard workspace, and reasonably finished 1200 sq ft residence would cost an estimated $155,000. Higher levels of customization and luxury finishes could easily push the total over $200,000.

With good Floorplans, smart budgeting and utilizing prefabricated kits from, shop houses can provide versatile live-work spaces blending commercial-grade functionality with home-like living areas tailored exactly to your vision and needs.

Aaron Scott
Aaron Scott
Aaron Scott is a freelance writer and researcher that has written hundreds of articles for online companies in the area of construction, design, finance and automotive. He's a Southern boy that enjoys creek fishing, hunting and camping. He's rarely seen without his trusted beagle hound "Scooter"
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