What Size Garage Do You Need?

For an investment like a professionally built garage, it’s important to get one that will suit you and your family’s needs for the foreseeable future.  It’s well worth your time to think about some of the following ideas when it comes to choosing the size of your new garage. Plan not only for now, but the future too.

Chicago Garage Builder SizesHow many cars are involved, and what size?

If you have two vehicles, you should be looking at a two car garage right?  Not necessarily.  Not all vehicles are the same size, and some of the doors open wider than others.  Consider how many vehicles you or your family will possess on a regular basis, and how those vehicles would all fit into one space.  Is there anything else outside you’d like to protect from the elements like a small boat or ATV?

 

Family Size

A professionally built garage should be an investment not only in the value of your home, but in the your family’s quality of life.  Are there any vehicles that could be added in the longer-term future?  Are there any children that will start driving within the next 5-10 years?  If you plan on living in the same house when that happens, consider accounting for their garage needs as well.  Do you regularly have house guests that you’d want to be able to take advantage of covered parking?  They may benefit from garage space as well

Storage Needs

To think beyond just cars for a moment; is your current storage space in-home exhausted?  If you’ve got packed closets for medium to long term storage items, consider adding extra space to store them in the garage.  The ability to have a less cluttered home is one of the many benefits to be gained from a professionally built one, two, or three car garage.  When having a detached garage built or replaced it can’t hurt to have too much garage space for storage.

Hobbies

Some hobbies can be a brilliant combination of messy and very spread out!  If you or any member of your family is tired of their hobby related materials taking over the kitchen table, family room or basement it may be worth your while to plan for extra garage space to contain your hobby items.  If your current detached garage just has room for your cars, feel free to incorporate room for your hobbies when you upgrade or repair it.

Home Based Business

A bonus room above your detached garage can serve as the perfect office from which to run your business.  Close enough to home that you have all the convenience of a “home office” but far enough away that your days are free from family interruptions.  Add some skylights and windows and you have a world-class office that is just a short walk away!

For an investment like a professionally built garage, it’s important to get one that will suit you and your family’s needs for the foreseeable future.  It’s well worth your time to think about some of the following ideas when it comes to choosing the size of your new garage. Plan not only for now, but the future too.

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