Apr 14 2009
The idea of adding a garage to your residence seems self explanatory. You need more room to park your cars. Don’t be so sure. Today, garages are more than just a place to keep your cars safe from the elements. They serve a wide range of purposes while adding value and curb appeal to your home.
Before you purchase a garage plan, it is important to consider what kind of garage you will need and what you will use it for. Whether you want a one-car garage or a three-car garage, a single-level or a two-story design, there are a variety of sizes and styles to choose from. Many floor plans come with practical features that will add to the efficiency of your floor plan allowing it to satisfy multiple needs.
Some popular features to consider when selecting a garage plan include:
- Mud sink, half bath or full bath
- Built in workbench
- Drive-thru bay
- Separate space for a workshop or storage
- Deeper bay for boat storage
- Longer and taller bay for an RV, motor home, or camper
- Office space for a home-based business or home office
- Conference or meeting area
- Upper level storage
- Second floor game room or hobby area
- Finished living space for an in-law or guest suite, apartment, studio or rental income
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