One of the best things about having your home custom built is that you can take time to make decisions that are best for you. You don’t have to move into a house and make it work for you. The layout of the house and the amount of space, rooms and where they are all located can be decided. Being able to make all the decisions can be overwhelming and that is why working with a home builder is the best option. Then you can break down each area one at a time to make changes as you go. One area that you do not want to overlook is the garage. It is a place that most people will be parking their vehicle, working on projects and storing items they don’t use all the time. A garage can be more than you think and you have options to choose from. Do you want a garage that is attached to the house or detached?
Future Vision Remodeling Outlines the Pros & Cons Of Having An Attached Or Detached Garage
Garage Security: No matter where you live most people have some concern about the security of their home. A home security system is a great option as well as cameras and lights. You also can think about security when you are designing your custom house too. The garage is one area you can use to add a level of security if you choose a detached garage. When you have a garage that is detached from your home there is no access to the house. That means that if someone were to break into the garage you are still safe in your house. When you have an attached garage there is a door that leads from the garage to your home. Many people will overlook this door and forget to lock it down. That means if a burglar gains access to your garage they have free range of your house as well.
Available Space: When you are making a determination about having a detached or attached garage you need to look at the space you have. A detached garage will require more room on your property. That means that you need to adjust what you are doing with the rest of the property to leave the space needed. If you choose an attached garage you will use less space and have more for other aspects of your property.
Convenient Access to House: If you are a person that likes to park in the garage you may be concerned about which option is more accessible. When you have an attached garage you can get to your garage through a door in your home. That means if you forget something in the car or it is cold out you don’t have to go out before reaching the garage. A detached garage has no access from the house and you will need to brave the elements every time you need to get in your garage.
Breezeway: An option that is still technically a detached garage but feels like it isn’t, is to build a breezeway between the house and garage with the same roof line.