Adding a Garage to Your Home

Garages are often thought of as a place to house a car. But they have come into their own in recent years, and especially since lockdown, garages have become an integral part of many homes as people sought to improve what they had at home.

Many people are thinking again when it comes to garages and the space that was once thought of as being solely for car storage purposes is now coming into its own and providing children with a space to play, home workers with an office and fitness enthusiasts with a place to work out in and avoid the trip to the gym. Of course, they are also a great place to keep your car, but this certainly doesn’t have to be the only function.

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If you want a garage of your own, or are just embarking on building your own home, then adding a garage to it could give you that extra space that you want, as well as being a great way to increase the value of your property.

The first thing to consider is what you need from your garage. Thinking about this before you go ahead and build one is really important, as this way you can design the space with your purpose in mind. Of course, it can be adapted if you want it to, but the benefit of building your own garage from scratch is that you can add in features that are tailor made specifically for the purpose that you are going to be using the garage for.

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Something else to consider is the look of the garage compared to the rest of the house. Consider the materials that you can use to build it from. Natural materials like these oak framed garages from look great and are usually more environmentally sustainable which is something that we should also be thinking about when building something.

Something else that you should investigate before you go ahead is whether you need planning permission. Of course, if you have decided to add a garage at the same time of building the rest of a house then it will be included in the plans, but if not, this is always something that you should look into and if necessary, get planning permission for before you begin to build.

Richard Brown


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