Having a standard garage can be useful, but if you’re planning to build a garage, consider choosing one with more space. A bigger, detached garage can offer much more functionality in terms of storage and usability. Not only can a bigger garage space be used to house more than one vehicle, but you can also use it to store lawn care equipment, woodshop tools, and much more. With that in mind, here are some great reasons to build a bigger garage and how to choose the right size:
Top Benefits of Having a Bigger Garage
Bigger isn’t always better, but it certainly can be when building a new garage. The following are a few reasons why you should consider a larger garage package:
- Proper Protection for Your Vehicles – Any vehicle you may own, whether a personal car or a tractor, is an asset you’ll want to protect. First, keeping it inside a garage will help protect it against theft. Secondly, you’ll want to keep vehicles safe from exposure to the elements, which can be harmful. A larger garage will ensure that you can fit all your vehicles without risking damage trying to get them in and out.
- More Usability and Functionality – A bigger space makes it easier to fit your vehicles inside your garage without worrying about hitting the walls or anything inside. You’ll also have more freedom to move around your vehicles and open the doors to get in or out. Finally, with more room comes more functionality. For instance, you would have more space to mount cabinets or shelving on the walls.
- The Advantage of Added Storage – Extra storage space is hard to come by. Many people have boxes of things they only use sparingly or keep for sentimental purposes. As a result, basements and attics are often used as makeshift storage spaces. By building a larger garage, you’ll have additional storage space that you can use. Building a bigger garage that can be used for storage is also more cost-effective than paying for a monthly storage unit.
- Increased Property Value or Better Resale Value – Having a garage on your property can significantly increase the value of your property. Buyers consider the garage the second most important factor when buying a home, as storage and protection for their vehicles are a top consideration. Additionally, multi-functional garages will attract buyers looking to get as much bang for their buck as possible, which is why homes with oversized garages tend to sell faster than homes with smaller garages or none at all.
Choosing the Size for Your Garage
Because our garage packages can be customized to fit your needs, you’ll need to think carefully about just how big you want your garage to be. The following are three frequently requested sizes to consider:
The Ideal Garage
It’s important to understand that there is no “ideal” size when it comes to garages. This is because everybody’s needs are different. However, when considering the size of your garage, remember that it’s better to have a garage that’s a little bigger than a garage that’s too small. As such, consider everything you want to use the garage for. By building a steel garage, you can be confident that it will withstand any weather and is resistant to fire, mould, and termites.
The Two-Car Garage
If you’re only using the garage to store your car, then consider a two-car garage. A two-car garage is designed to hold two vehicles comfortably, but often little else. However, this may be perfect for you. Even with one car, a two-car garage will give you extra space to use in case you ever decide to buy another vehicle or decide you need the space for storage or a workshop.
The Average Garage
The average-sized garage is usually around 22 to 24 feet on each side. This is enough room for one car and some extra space for storage or hobbies and is often enough for those who will use it for smaller vehicles or who do not plan to purchase an additional car.
Using a Bigger Garage Effectively
Choosing the right garage package depends on how you plan to use it, as there are many more possibilities than just storing vehicles. For instance, if you enjoy building cars as a hobby, you can use the garage as an auto shop. You may even use your garage as a home office or an exercise room where you store fitness equipment such as weights or a treadmill. Other ways you could use your garage include a woodworking shop, an artist studio, or a personal retreat.
Whatever you choose to use your garage for, it’s important that you consider more than just the space needed. There are numerous factors that can affect your ability to use the garage effectively, such as the temperature, the ability to control noise levels, and preventing condensation. All these elements can be solved with the addition of insulation in your garage.
The insulation we offer is custom-designed to fit the exact dimension of your structure and installed easily with our pin-and-cap system. It can keep your garage comfortable in any season and help reduce the noise that enters or escapes the structure. Insulation is also the most effective way to reduce condensation in your metal building.
Choose Future Buildings for the Perfect Garage Package
If you’re planning on building a new garage, there’s no reason to limit yourself to the size of your vehicle. By choosing a larger structure, you have the ability to do so much more with the space and allow yourself to grow into it should you acquire additional vehicles or items in the future. With greater functionality and usability, bigger garages are the perfect choice.
At Future Buildings, we provide customizable garage packages with the option to include high-quality insulation to improve the comfort and usability of your structure. For information about our steel garage kits or to request a free quote, be sure to contact us by calling 1-800-668-5111 today.