Garages are a large part of our homes. They provide storage for cars, tools, garden supplies, bikes, and much more. Most garages are attached to a person’s home, but having a detached garage can offer unique benefits.
Where Did Garages Come From?
Before cars, people got around by horses and carriages. Most carriages were stored in a detached building called a “carriage house.” These buildings were the first garages.
In the 1940’s architects started including garages into the design of homes, which allowed for style and functionality allowing easy access to the home. Later families were able to afford more than one vehicle, in turn, the garages got larger.
Nowadays, more than 80% of homes have garages. Most of those homes have an attached garage and have more purpose than just parking the car. People like the convenience of using it as their main entryway into their home as well as storage space.
Benefits of a Detached Garage
Homeowners today are realizing more and more why choosing a detached garage is a great idea when building a new home. Here are some reasons why this decision is a good one for you.
- Easier to Expand- If later on, you need more space it is much easier to expand. Adding to it from the back or one of the sides. You also have the option of expanding to another level which can provide an additional living space or more storage.
- Curb Appeal- Some attached garages overwhelm the look of your home. A detached garage can be hidden in the backyard or set away from your home to keep your home the focal point of your property.
- Adding a Workshop- By having a workshop in your detached garage you keep the noise, odors and fire hazards away from your house.
Detached garages can help you get exactly what you want from your new space.
Adding an attached garage limits your customization to your new space. You must make it blend with your home through style and size so it does not stand out.
Detached garages offer the most options, which is a big advantage. You can customize your space by building the right size and shape you want. As well as choosing the outside appearance and roof style you like.
Questions You Should Ask Yourself
Sometimes the decision on which garage you choose comes down to budget, your property, and what you are using the space for. Here are a few things to ask yourself when deciding.
- How much do I have for this project? Estimate higher, by doing this will help with staying in your budget.
- What will work best for my property? The size and shape of your property may dictate the size and placement of your new structure. You also need to pick a style that will go well with your home.
- What is your new space going to be used for? Whether you are using your new garage for your vehicles, extra storage space, or as a workshop will help with your decision.
Call Us For More Information
One or more of these questions may make the decision for you. It is always a good idea to weigh the pros and cons of both garages. If you need other information, call Neighborhood Garage Door Service of St. Louis, MO. We can answer any other questions you have.