Are you designing your new dream home with an architect or a builder? If so, don’t forget to lay out the garage floor plans too. We tend to overlook garages, but they can be so much more than just a place for your vehicles.
What you want to do is start by examining sample floor and house plans, which you can get either from your architect or an online site. These plans should give you a pretty good idea of the current trends in garage plans.
For example, try making your garage a little wider by a few feet if it needs to be a two-car garage. This gives you extra space for cabinets and shelves, and still gives you enough room to access your car without scraping up against things or doing weird contortions.
Making the garage a few feet longer than normally seen in garage floor plans is good too because it gives you more room and versatility. All that extra space will give you a place to put your lawnmower, bikes, and even a workbench.
Another step to creating a multipurpose garage is to create a little area or nook that can be used as a workspace, a children’s play area, or just a place for extra storage. These spots are usually tucked in a corner in the back of the garage.
You will get a lot of extra room just by extending the garage space out or even connecting it to the house.
If you want to use the garage for storage, you can raise the ceiling. A tall garage with a ten or eleven foot ceiling will give you extra wall space that you can load up with shelves for storing Christmas decorations and other seasonal items.
Another thing to consider is access to the yard and the house. It’s traditional for most garages to have a door to the house, and of course the main door for car access.
It could also be convenient to add an extra door that opens out to the yard. That makes it easy for you to take out your yard and lawn tools, and gives easy access to large toys.
If you have a laundry room near the garage, you can make an instant mud room just by adding a door to your garage floor plans that provides access to this room.
With a little thought and modifications, you can have a fantastic garage to go with that dream home you’re building.
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By Harmony Teal
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