Adding a garage to your home is a great way to add value to the property. When picking out a plan, it can be easy to get overwhelmed with the many different options. A good place to start your garage selection journey is by determining the garage plan size you want. Here are a few ways to pick the right garage size for your property.

Determine Storage Needs

A good first step to figuring out your garage size needs is to make a list of everything that will be stored in the garage. First, think about how many cars will need to be in the garage. If you need room for just one car and maybe a few tools, a smaller 12’ wide garage will be enough space. On the other hand, if you need to store multiple cars or an RV, you will be looking at a much bigger garage size. Consider a jumbo or oversize plan if you have large vehicles and a lot of storage needs.

Take Measurements

When picking a garage size, check the measurements of the different plans. Go outside, measure, and mark out exactly where the garage would go on the property. This will help gain more insight into​ exactly how much space the garage will take up once it is built.

Consider Alternative Uses for Your Garage

Sometimes a garage can have much more potential than simply storing cars and tools. When picking a garage plan size, consider different ways the garage can be used. By getting an apartment garage plan, valuable real estate will be added to the top of the garage. This apartment space can be rented out to earn some extra money or can be lived in by a friend or a family member. The apartment could even be transformed into a game room! Another option is to get a large garage with an automotive lift. The garage could become a workspace where cars can be repaired. If you are interested in creating, the garage can be used for anything from a woodshop to an art studio.

As you plan for your new garage, make sure to fully consider the size. Once you figure out storage needs, take some measurements and consider alternative purposes for the garage. Determining garage size is the first step on the way to getting the garage of your dreams. Contact Behm Design today to learn about the variety of garage plan sizes available.