Garages come in many shapes and sizes. They can be attached to the house or detached. An attached garage may have its advantages, but it also has its drawbacks. A detached garage has its own set of advantages and disadvantages as well. Let’s look at some of the benefits and drawbacks of detached garages vs. attached garages to help you decide which style is best for you. 

Detached Garages

There are many advantages of having a detached garage on your property. A detached garage is worth considering if you are looking for more space, privacy, or security.

A detached garage offers much more space for storing lawn equipment such as mowers, weed whackers, garden tools, etc. You will also have a safe place to store hazardous chemicals. A detached garage ensures that dangerous chemicals are kept far away from your home and family.  

Having a garage detached from your home gives you more privacy. Suppose you are using your detached garage as a space to indulge in your favorite hobbies. In that case, you’ll find that you will have fewer distractions and interruptions because the garage is not directly connected to the main living area. 

Using your garage space as a personal office, you’ll benefit from the increased privacy that a detached garage can bring. Whether you are running your personal business or using the space to work from home, you’ll have a quiet place to work without the worry of constant intrusions. 

If you are using your detached garage to conduct business, having a space that is not connected to your home allows you to keep your work and personal life separate and secure. You may not want your clients coming into your home, and a detached garage makes it easy to give yourself a private and professional place to meet with your clients. 

A detached garage also limits the number of access points to your personal living space. Although the idea of an intruder is scary, having a detached garage offers an extra sense of security, knowing that your home has fewer points of entry for an intruder to access. 

Detached garages offer many advantages, such as privacy, more space for storage, hobbies, or work, and more security with fewer access points to your main living area. 

Attached Garages

Attached garages are a popular addition to homes, and rightfully so. They offer many benefits and advantages for homeowners. From the convenience of avoiding the weather to get to your vehicle to quickly accessing items stored in the garage, attached garages have a lot to offer. 

A significant selling point of an attached garage is walking from your house to your vehicle without going outside. It’s nice to know that your vehicle is protected from the elements and safe in a climate-controlled garage. Avoiding rainy days and inclement weather is easy with an attached garage. Whether you plan to store crafts or woodworking materials in your garage, you can access them quickly. 

For many people, storing an additional refrigerator or freezer in their attached garage is a popular choice. Additionally, storing seasonal decor is a great way to keep your home uncluttered with all your extra stuff. 

Another advantage of an attached garage is the ability to redesign it into an extra living space for your home. With a well-ventilated and temperature-controlled attached garage, you can turn that space into a home office or an additional room. Transform your garage into a game room for the family, a playroom for kids, or an entertainment area. These garages make ideal places to entertain guests or create a workout room where convenience is key.

Adding existing utilities to your garage is much easier when you build an attached garage. Furthermore, attached garages are usually less expensive to add to your home.

Which Garage Style is Best for You?

Maybe you want the peace and privacy a detached garage can offer you. Or you may be looking for convenience and additional space to your living area that an attached garage provides. Both garages have plenty of advantages, and choosing the right style to fit your needs is important.

Contact Behm today if you would like to discuss your options and ideas for either a detached garage or an attached garage.