As a homeowner, you have the ability to create the space of your dreams if it isn’t currently a part of your property. One of the go to upgrades for a home is the addition of a garage space and in their new blog post, House Logic takes you through the process of evaluating your land to see if a garage will work. From planning, to zoning restrictions, size requirements and even how traffic might affect the use of your space, these steps will help you make the most out of your ideas.
- Before adding a garage to your property, check local regulations to see how close you can build to the property line, or whether there are restrictions on driveway design or roof height.
- Perhaps the biggest decision to make is whether you want your garage to be attached or detached.
- A garage should be scaled to the size of the house so it doesn’t look like a “snout house” that dwarfs the main residence.
“When planning to add a garage you’ll need to consider size, siting, access, and how the garage addition relates to the architecture of the house.”