If you’re doing a new build for your next home, one thing that you might not think about right away is your garage options. However, there are actually a bunch of decisions you need to make when it comes to your garage installation.
For example, how many cars do you need to fit in it? Do you want it to double as storage space? What style garage door should you choose? Let’s go over the different types of garages you can pick the best one for your home.
1. Attached or Detached Garage
This decision will determine the blueprint of your home, so it’s important to weigh the pros and cons of having an attached or detached garage. An attached garage adds convenience since it leads directly into your home. When it’s raining, you can pull your car into the garage and not worry about getting wet while you’re getting into your home.
However, a detached garage has some added perks too. If you want to use your garage as a work studio or apartment, the separation from your house could be nice. They are also a cost-efficient option, and you can always add a breezeway from your home to the garage to protect you from inclement weather.
They are both great options, so in the end, it will come down to your preference.
2. Single, Two-car, or Three-car Garages
The size of your home garage is also an important factor. Take into account how many cars you have. Do you want to be able to get them all in the garage, or is there enough space in the driveway or street to park some of them?
Do you want to be able to use your garage as an extra storage space? If you do, you might want to get one that’s larger than what you need for just parking your cars. If you want the garage to double as a place to park your car and use it as a working studio, you should also consider a bigger garage.
You should also consider the size of your lot. For reference, single car garages are about 14 square meters and two-car garages are 28-30 square meters. Three-care garages have more layout options, so the size can vary.
3. Garage Door Types
Your garage door adds function and style, so you want to choose something you like that also works for your needs. Carriage garage doors are the most common type, and they can swing out to open or go up and down.
However, more contemporary style garage doors are also becoming popular, especially if you have a cutting edge style. If you want your home to feel cozy, a craftsmen style garage door might be right for you.
You’ll also need to decide what material to use for your garage door. The common options are wood, steel, and aluminum. A professional builder like Zimmerly Construction Inc. will be able to help you choose which option is right for your home.
Types of Garages
As you can see, there’s more to think about than you might expect when it comes to different types of garages. Along with the size and style, you should prioritize how you’ll use your garage so you can choose the most functional option.