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Have you ever stopped to look at your garage doors? Although most people don't think twice about how they appear, the fact of the matter is that garage doors can take up quite a decent amount of outdoors space, making your home look terrible. I took a good, hard look at my garage doors a few weeks back, and then I started making some changes that helped them to look better alongside the rest of my home. Read this blog to understand how to use your garage doors to improve the outer appearance of your home. After all, every detail counts.




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3 Factors To Consider When Building An Extra Garage

by Sheila Berry

An extra garage space can be beneficial in many ways. Not only will it create more storage space, but it can also create a space for specific needs, such as hobbies or a business. A cluttered garage space can increase your risk of fires and dangerous accidents, so adding an extra garage to free up space in your main garage can also protect your home's structure and your health. Of course, this new building is an investment so making sure it is designed in the best manner possible is smart. Here are a few factors to consider when building your extra garage.

Intended Use

Many factors involving the design and installation of your new garage will depend on how you intend to use it.

If you want an extra garage to create more storage for your family, you do not need to build one that is very large. If you are using your garage for multiple purposes, such as for extra storage and to park one or more cars, trucks, or recreational-like vehicles, you will need a larger garage space with one or more doors.

If your garage is intended for a hobby or business, you will need a traditional door for easy access. However, you should also add a standard garage door to the design to ensure the next owners of your home can use it for other purposes.


The overall function of your new garage will also matter when choosing the other features it will have.

If it will be a multi-functional space, consider adding a loft into the top of the garage. The loft can be used for storage while the space down below can be used for parking or your hobby/business.

Cabinets and drawers can be added all though the garage for even more storage space. You can also design a workbench into the garage. This gives you the space for working on projects while keeping your tools and other supplies organized and accessible.

Your garage should also be ready for utilities. In most cases, you will need electrical for lights. Electricity will also be needed if you want to use an electric heater, air conditioner, or fan. Many people will also add plumbing for a sink or even a bathroom.


Before you start building your garage or hire a garage builder, make sure to consult your city board or homeowner's association. Certain regulations may be in place depending on where you live. These covenants and laws may prohibit extra garages or request that garages are built to certain specifications.

Pulling permits and getting approval from the appropriate authorities will ensure the garage is built in a legal and efficient manner.