Do you find yourself wishing that you had bought a home with a garage? Maybe initially you didn’t want to give up the yard space or pay the extra money, but a garage has a lot to recommend it. If you have now realized that you are missing out and would benefit from getting your car out of the weather and having some extra storage, then a garage addition is something you should consider.
The first thing to consider is the location of your garage. This will depend a lot on the size and shape of your home lot. If you have the room right beside your house then you may want to an attached garage addition. This is a convenient option for unloading groceries, getting the kids buckled in or staying out of snow or rain. If you don’t have the space, or prefer something different, you can have an unattached garage built away from the house.
Think about how large you need your garage to be, and will it fit in the space you have available? You need to decide if you prefer a one car or two car garage. You should also determine if you are going to be using your new garage for anything other than housing your vehicle. This will be a factor in how big to make it.
If you want to use part of your garage addition as storage, then you need to factor that in when deciding on size and location. Maybe you want to utilize some of the garage as a workspace for a new hobby. Depending on where you live and the investment you are wanting to make, you could even consider a garage with a loft or second floor to double your space.
A garage can add value to your home and save you money in the end by keeping your car safe. It’s a great place to store your things and can even be used as another gathering place to work and talk.