The humble garage has evolved significantly over the years.
What was once a place to park your car could now be the answer to real estate dilemmas, as more homeowners transform garage spaces to broaden the possibilities of their home.
Today, garages are as much a part of the house as the driveway and backyard. But it doesn’t mean they need to be attached to your property to gain all the benefits.
Detached garages, freestanding structures separate from the house, can offer homeowners the ultimate landing place for items that don’t fit or have a place inside the home.
If you’re looking to increase your storage solutions or transform your existing garage into something better, here’s everything you need to know about adding a detached garage to your home.
Attached vs. Detached Garages
Attached garages share an adjoining wall with your property, offering convenient access to the home in bad weather.
Although they’re usually less expensive to build, they can be restrictive when it comes to lot sizes and design possibilities, and are more difficult to expand if you need more space.
For homes with existing attached garages, you can create extra room by converting the space into a self-contained room and then build a functional detached garage to boost storage.
Reduce Clutter Inside Your Home
Detached garages allow for multi-functional space, without cluttering the house.
According to Real Estate.com.au, nearly 50 percent of survey respondents say their garage is so cluttered they have trouble parking in it.
Combined with the growing amount of ‘stuff’ that’s quick to accumulate in the home, many homeowners want more room.
Larger, detached garages help to create a clutter-free path through interiors.
To maximize the space efficiently and minimize cramped living spaces, establish zones in your garage and take advantage of overhead space.
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