Whether you are adding a new structure or planning a house expansion, adding a garage can make your day-to-day living more convenient and the living space more efficient. But before you proceed to build the multi-use area in your residence, it is important to consider a few things to make sure your project meets your expectations.
1. Determine whether you want an attached or detached garage. If you are planning to build a brand new garage, the first thing you should do is decide whether it is going to be an attached or detached structure. While both an attached garage and detached garage can provide numerous advantages, such as boosting the curb appeal and efficiency of your home, there are still a few differences. A detached garage can be a dedicated space for an office or in-law quarters, but can be more costly than an attached garage with the same features.
2. Consider how the garage will affect the driveway. Consider how the size, shape and orientation of the garage will influence the rest of your exterior. For example, will a new garage create a need for the driveway to be modified? Some people choose to place the doors of their garages on the side instead of the traditional front-facing style. However, you need to have adequate space in order to orient your garage in this way and still have enough room for a driveway.
3. Know the local zoning laws. It is critical to understand the local zoning laws when planning a home addition. Basic laws, ordinances and zoning implications may have restrictions on what you can incorporate into the construction of the garage addition. It is best to work with licensed and experienced contractors since they know the ins and outs of the tedious process.
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