If you are getting ready to build a new garage, there are many factors you will need to consider. Some aspects of your new garage that you’ll want to think about are style, materials, and size. One of your main concerns is likely deciding the right garage size for you. You want to ensure that the size meets your needs. When deciding on the right garage size, you need to think about the size and number of cars, storage space, additional floor space, and the size of your land.

Size and Number of Cars

The first thing you will want to do is measure the size of the car or cars that you will be parking in your garage. You will want to measure the length and width of your car or cars as well as the size they are when the doors are open. Another thing to consider is whether or not you will want to change to a larger car in the future. If you are going to store a trailer or a boat in your garage, you will also want to measure them. This will help you determine what garage size you need for your vehicles.


One of the biggest reasons people build a new garage is to have more storage space. The best way to determine your storage needs is to make a list of all the items you will store in your garage. This list may include items such as cars, lawnmowers, seasonal items, gardening equipment, and tools. When it comes to storage, you may want to add an additional 2 to 3 feet to your garage to ensure that you have enough space for everything you want to store. Another aspect of storage to consider is shelving. Shelving can add additional cubic feet to your garage size as you will need more depth to add them.

Additional Floor Space

You should also think about additional floor space or, in other words, walk space. When building your garage, you want to make sure that you have enough space for your cars and other storage items, as well as room to walk around. The best way to determine additional floor space is to park your cars in an open area and then place all other items around them. You will want to open the car doors and measure how much additional space you will need to walk around the cars and other items.


The size of the land you have to build is another important factor to consider. If you are in a residential area, you will need to make sure that you stay within your plot of land and not go into someone else’s property. When living on a large plot, you will want to consider whether any trees need to be taken down and how the land will need to be reshaped to fit your desired garage size.

Choose Your Garage Plan

Now that you know what to consider when it comes to the size of your garage, you’re ready to pick the perfect garage plan. Behm Design offers many different plans for different size garages. Call us today at 1-800-210-6776, or visit our website to explore your options.