Designing a New Garage
As the size of the average new home has increased, so too has the demand for larger garages to house more storage space- and more vehicles. The importance of garage design has become more prevalent than ever.
A standard garage is not necessarily a costly endeavor, but cutting too many corners presents the risk of a final product that is less than desirable. When setting out to design a garage, here are some tips to keep mind that will help you build something unique that you can be proud of.
Standalone vs. Attached
Most new home developments feature garages connected to the houses. There are benefits to this: most notably, the ease of access in cold or wet weather. However, it’s important to remember that an attached garage puts limitations on the range of design of both the house and the garage.
When designing a garage, give yourself time to weigh the pros and cons of an attached and detached garage.
Modern new home developments commonly feature a large street-facing garage connected to the house. This usually means entering the garage through the house via a laundry or supply room. The entryway on the street side ends up being used very infrequently.
This design keeps your budget low, but at what cost? An elegantly designed foyer with storage space and benches could be a better choice.