How to Plan a Proper Garage for Your Home

Written by chrish
18
Sep

While some might argue, many would agree that the garage represents the prized possession of a home. You might be wondering how so, but it’s actually fairly simple. Not only does the garage serve its original purpose, meaning it provides the vehicles with a safe place which protects them from various different factors, but it also has other useful functions, as well.

Most people use the garage area as a storage space, while others decide to transform this space into a gym, office or an additional room. Of course, because of these reasons exactly, these garage areas tend to become quite hectic and overcrowded., Thus if you have decided to rebuild or renovate your garage, you should take a few factors in consideration in order to successfully plan a proper and convenient garage space for your home.

How Much Space Do You Actually Need?

truss-garage-waterloo-structure-907122_640When planning a proper garage space, there really isn’t a one size fits all solution. The amount of space you’ll need for building a garage depends on a lot of different factors, but mostly on what you’re planning on using it. If you’re planning on using the garage solely for parking your car, that’ll require some math.  First, you’ll want to decide how many cars your garage should support. Also, it’s important to keep in mind that the measures vary depending on the type, brand and class of the vehicle. Once you obtain all the measurements and useful info, you can make an assessment and start with your project.

Enter the Void

The next thing you need to think about is the entrance i.e. the exit out of the garage. Of course, garage doors come in various sizes and it’ll be necessary to decide whether you want a standard, double, commercial or perhaps an RV garage door. A standard garage door size measures 9 to 10 feet wide and 18 to 20 feet long per car. When picking out a garage door, it’s quite convenient to install an additional door for people. Adding windows to a garage space creates a great liability and also takes a lot of wall space, so it’s much smarter to rely on skylights for natural sunlight.

Why Tall Walls

Talking about measurements, one of the most important things to do is build taller walls. This is crucial for a number of reasons, first being the additional storage space. Also, if you have been visiting online car and truck auctions and started eyeing a certain brand of truck or perhaps some heavy machinery which is taller than a standard type of car, then tall walls are a smart solution. It’s important to note that the wall space can be used in various ways and you surely won’t make a mistake by building your garage with the walls a bit above the average size.

Smart Storage Solutions

waterloo-structures-keystone-garage-907131_640Last, but certainly not least is making use of the available garage space to create some additional room for storage. Garage areas are commonly used as storage spaces, but it’s important to learn how to properly design a space so everything would be organized and have a proper place. The best solution by far is to make use of the wall space and create designated spaces for tools and similar items. You can also install ceiling mounted racks, which will help you create a convenient overhead storage area.

A project such as this one requires a fair amount of time, patience, but also good bank balance. Of course, if planned properly and on time, you can easily create a perfect garage area without a lot of trouble and in a fairly affordable way. The key is to carefully plan out everything and do the math right, everything else is a breeze.