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Planning a New Garage

By March 5, 2018 Blog No Comments
planning a new garage

A new garage is just what you need when you’re running low on storage and tired of cleaning snow off your car every winter morning.

Before you get started, consider the five factors below — your decisions will influence the design and building process.

Attached or Detached?

Attached garages are a great choice if your main motivation is to provide shelter for your cars. It makes it easier for you to enter and exit while avoiding exposure to the elements.

But if you’re going to build a workshop in your garage, you may want to consider a detached structure. That way, the sound of your saws and drills won’t disturb the household.

Single or Double?

Choosing between a single or a double entry might be easy, depending on the number of vehicles you own. If you choose a two-car garage, would you like one large door or two separate doors? This design decision needs to be made early in the process as well.

Do You Want Extra Living Space?

It’s becoming more common for homeowners to add square footage by building living space above their garages. It’s a great place for a guest room, playroom, office, etc. If you are leaning in this direction, you’ll need an entry point built into the plans, and it will have to be approved by the city as well.

Think About Curb Appeal

Do you want your garage to face the street directly or would you like it at an angle? Would you like the design to mimic the look of your home or stand out as an original structure? Take curb appeal into account when you make these decisions.

Storage and Everyday Usage Needs

You’re probably building a new garage to store your vehicle, but do you expect to store other items in there as well? Do you also want to use it for woodworking projects? Think realistically about space so that your new garage addresses your intended purposes.

Setting your budget is one of the most important tasks you’ll have to do as well. At A-Shed USA, we give our customers the value and quality they expect, and we do it for less. Contact us today for a quote on a new garage!

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