Garages are more than just storage for your car. Garages act are storage for your equipment, tools, personal projects, and more. Not having an attached garage will have an impact on your storage space needs. If you live in an area with hectic weather, parking your car in your garage can save you the hassle of mother nature before going to work.
A new garage design isn’t complicated, but it isn’t easy either. It’s more than just four walls, a floor, and a ceiling. If you’ve never done a project like this, we recommend contacting a specialist first.
Looking to build and design your new garage, but are unsure of what to do? You’ve come to the right place. Read on to find out more on tips for designing your new garage.
Before you start your project, decide if the type of garage you desire. Would you want a detached, stand-alone structure, or an attachment to your home? An attached garage is undoubtedly more convenient, especially with how the weather can be today. However, an attached garage can be more challenging to do, as there is more that goes into an attached garage.
If you want to build an attached garage, make sure to consult with a specialist to make sure the plans are appropriate before getting permits. Reconfiguration or adding square footage are obstacles that may occur if you were to add an attached garage.
If a detached garage is your decision, know where you want to build it and ensure your county not only allows you to do so but obtain relevant permits.
Besides thinking of the type of garage, you must decide on the size. It’s common for households to have a two-car garage, but if you need more space, a third space is an option for storage purposes.
Before the final decision, consider if you will need more space. Having two cars in a two-car garage will already occupy most of the area, so it’s crucial to gauge if you will need additional room.
Adding a garage will change the curb appeal of your home, completely changing the aesthetics, so remember this before drawing up plans. The most economical option is to have the garage door facing the street. However, it may not be the best looking option. To minimize the curb appeal impact, consider angling the garage, so it is not facing the street.
The orientation of the garage should look like either an extension of the home or completely different. If you want it to look like an extension, consider the materials and siding to match, as well as the paint matching all around. If you haven’t painted your home in a while, consider re-painting and repaint the garage while you are at it to cut down on time and efforts.
If you have equipment you fiddle with now and again consider getting cabinets or a workbench in the garage. While you’re working on your new garage plan, make sure additional workspace is allowed within the parameters. If you do not have enough comfortable room, see if you can back the cars out when you are working on your crafts.
Some people add a suite or more storage on the second floor of their garage. The garage doesn’t just have to be for cars and your old tools. It can transform into a family room, studio, library, or even a playroom for the kids. If you find you lack a place in your home, the garage can convert to a living space that you desire.
After obtaining the necessary permits and finalizing plans, the next step is the build. If you are hesitant to get started right away, consult a professional contractor to make your dreams a reality.