Archives for August 2014

Adding a Functional Garage to Your Home

So you’ve decided to add a garage to your home, but before having it built there are some things that you’ll need to consider first. This is very important, especially when you have a small garage. The first thing that you need to look into is the exterior design of the garage. Of course, you wouldn’t want it to look out of place from the rest of your house, so make sure that the exterior design matches that of your entire home. If you have a brick or wooden house, use the same materials for your garage.

Another point to consider is the reason why you’re building a garage. Commonly, most people use it as a carport. However, it can also be used as a storage area at home or as workshop, especially if you’re the handyman type. By knowing what you need the garage for, you can then add the items in it. If you’re going to use it for storage, you might want to try it out first and take the exact measurement of your garage. This allows you to know how much you can store in it, the size and shapes of the shelves that will be installed, etc.

If you’re going to use it as a carport, you’d need to have a design that can fit the number of cars you intend to place in it. Also, you’d want to consider putting some shelves to organize and store the items like tools and other items. If you want to put in two cars in your garage, yet only have space enough for one. You might consider installing a car lift if your garage is high enough, allowing you to put in two cars in your garage.