Garage Addition

Adding a garage to your home

A garage addition is every homeowners dream: a space for storage, car repair, or just to hang out. Adding a garage to your home increases the space available to your family, without the hassle of making room additions to your home. It also increases the value of your home when it comes time to sell, as many people shop for homes with garages in order to benefit from the additional storage and parking space.

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Whatever your garage plans are, from simply adding storage space to perhaps even creating a new living space, make sure that before you embark on your garage addition, you check with local building laws. There are restrictions as to how much property you can cover with buildings, and there are also laws as to how high you can build a structure, so you have to make sure that your garage addition plans are up to code.

Garage Addition Plans

There are many different options available when you're looking for garage addition plans. Consulting with a professional is probably the easiest way to get the job done, especially if you have little experience or knowledge in construction. Another option: you can easily find designs online that offer you ideas for building or building onto a garage. If you're more of a hands-on type of person, you may be able to save some money on your addition by planning it out and completing the work yourself.

If you already have an existing garage, adding onto the structure is a great way to provide yourself with more space and to increase the value of your home. While many homes are built with a single car garage, even adding a half car width can make the garage a more useable space.

Garage Door

If you already have a garage and you're happy with its size, you can spruce it up and make it look new by adding a different garage door. There are literally hundreds of options when it comes to choosing a garage door. When you're out shopping, make sure to take into consideration the size of your garage, as well as the materials by which it's made, in order to choose a door that both fits and suits the look of the building.