Whenever building a custom home, you’ll have a lot on your mind. Most of all, naturally, you’ll have the home itself on your plate. However, there are other details that can’t be missed. If you’re building a custom home with a garage, it’s important that you think about that just as much as you do the rest of your home. While we’re sure anyone caught in custom home building has plenty going on already, we have a few considerations to keep in mind whenever thinking about the custom garage to go with your new custom home.
Size & Function
Your garage may house your vehicles, but it can do so much more. Having enough space is important to people who plan on keeping multiple vehicles or using the space for multiple things. If you plan to keep three large SUVs in your garage, obviously you’ll need space for that. Likewise, if you have plans to get a boat or a motorcycle, you may need to use your garage for that too. Anticipate how much space your custom home garage is going to need.
Beyond that, remember that your garage can be more than vehicle storage. You may want to throw a home gym in there or even keep your laundry machines in your garage as well. Keep all of those in mind and make sure you include any features you may need like electrical outlets and lighting if you plan on using it for additional purposes.
Attached vs. Detached
An attached garage can be a nice addition to your home. It means you don’t have to worry about rain when getting to and from your vehicles. It also makes it easier to utilize the space if you’re using it for anything else, like storing tools or again, as a home gym.
However, a detached garage has its pros too, like opening up all kinds of design possibilities. You may also want some noise separation from the rest of your home. If you’re using your garage as an extra office space or as a workshop, you may not want to hear the rest of your home. It all depends on how you’re going to use the space.
Picking a Location
Lastly, regardless of whether your custom home garage is attached or not, you’re going to figure out where to put it. Of course, an attached garage is more limited in terms of placement, but nonetheless, there are questions like whether or not you want your garage to be visible from the street or not. You also need to figure out how it connects to your home, whether that’s through the kitchen, basement, or a hallway. A detached garage might let you tuck the building out of sight completely if that’s your preference.
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