Adding a detached garage to your property is not only practical, but it can help to boost the resale value of your home. However, a garage addition represents a major investment, which is why it is important that you take some time to consider what you want out of your garage before you break ground or meet with builders. Building a garage is a serious project, and taking the time to make key decisions now will help this project to go much smoother. Here are just a few of the things that you should take into consideration if you plan on adding a detached garage to your home.
Think About Your Budget
The first thing that you will need to do is set a realistic budget for what you can afford to spend on your garage. You will need to think about things like what type of garage door you want, any interior design needs, and how much it will cost to run electrical to your new garage. This can help to give you a better idea moving forward of what you can spend so that you do not go overboard or spend most of your budget before the garage is fully finished. Contact our team for a quote.
Next, you will need to think about how big you want your garage to be, and where you will want to place it. While you may have dreams of building a three-car garage with an attached workshop, you will want to figure out whether or not this is feasible. Can you build such a big garage and stay within budget? Where would such a big garage go? It is important that you think about how much of your yard you are willing to give up, particularly if space is limited on your property. You will also want to factor in local zoning laws, as this can affect the size and placement of your new garage.
What About Heating and Air Conditioning?
If you do plan on using your garage as a workshop, you may want to consider factoring HVAC needs into your budget. While many people do not think about adding an HVAC system to their garage, this can be an invaluable addition should you expect to spend extended time working in your garage during the winter or summer months.
Contact us for more advice on what you should consider before building a detached garage on your property.