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Garage Additions: What Should You Consider?

Garage Additions: What Should You Consider?

Some homes might have a carport instead, which is markedly different from a conventional garage. So when it comes to garage additions, what do you need to know?

Designing and building your custom home involves making many decisions. One of the most common modifications to residential blueprints includes adding a garage. Not all homes have such a structure. Some homes might have a carport instead, which is markedly different from a conventional garage. So when it comes to garage additions, what do you need to know? 

Placing the Garage Additions 

So now let’s focus on how to figure out where the garage structure should go. During this phase of the process, you must also decide how large the garage should be. Local zoning and coding guidelines should be accounted for, along with how big your custom home is. Try facing the garage to the side and add some windows. A wider driveway is also a useful type of garage addition. The sidewalk and automatic garage door opener also matter; don’t forget that if you are located on a busy street, you will need some turnaround space. 

Determining If It is Attached or Not 

The next step is to settle on if the garage should be attached to your house or it is freestanding. Attached garages are less expensive than their freestanding counterparts. Universal design professionals also recommend you choose to integrate attached garages as well.

What to Do With The Garage Itself

Finally, let’s talk about some ideas for what to do once your garage additions are completed. Storage for cars or golf carts makes sense; you can also try converting the garage into a laundry room or workshop. If you’re going to use it as a home office or hobby space, then you’ll need plenty of lighting, ventilation, and electrical outlets that are easy to reach! Don’t forget about the value of insulation as well. 

Contact Accessible Home Builders Today

Here at Accessible Home Builders, we’re proud to say we’ve been building and remodeling homes since 1994. In that time, we’ve serviced the areas of Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, Selbyville, Seaford, Millsboro, Georgetown, Laurel, and more communities within Delaware. We work to guarantee a high level of professionalism, dedication, and the use of quality materials to ensure our customers have the home they deserve.

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