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5 Types of Garages You Can Build at Home

Home, sweet home. You have everything that you could possibly want in your house: a beautiful front lawn, plenty of rooms, and even the wood flooring!

Now, all that you need is a garage that fits your car storage needs and you’ll be all set!

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5 Types of Garages You Can Build at Home

But how are you supposed to find the perfect fit? Is there even a garage out their than fits your needs?

Whether you realized it or not, there are several different types of garages that you can make.

Here is a list of several types with a description of each of them. Use this list to determine which garage is right for you!


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  1. Detached Garage

Maybe your house is a bit landlocked and there isn’t much room to add a garage along the side of your house like a typical garage would be.

If that’s the case, you still have an option in the form of building a detached garage. Even if your backyard is small, you’ll still more than likely have to room for a 12×20 garage. Granted, it will only be able to fit one car inside of it.

However, the building strategy is pretty straightforward. There’s even room for a few windows and an additional door on the side that you can install.

Now your car will be protected from the elements while maximizing the limited space that you had to work with.

  1. Shipping Container Garage

Perhaps you’re looking to add a bit of flair to the garage you add on to your house. Maybe you’re tight budgeted and need to find options that fall below that line.

If so, then a shipping container garage can limit the amount you spend and provide you with an eco-friendly option at the same time. You’ll be able to save on things such as materials, manpower, and time while still getting the garage you wanted all along.

In fact, building a shipping container garage is a simple process. Simply follow the steps line for line, step by step and you’ll have a picture-perfect garage in no time!

Better yet, you’ll be installing a garage that’s much more durable and provides more protection for your car from hazardous debris.

  1. 2-Car Garage (24 x 24)

Some of you reading this view a 2-car garage as non-negotiable. You either build a garage that can fit 2 cars inside of it, or you’re not building one at all.

That’s completely understandable! Why should you or your spouse have a car out in the elements while one car gets the spoiled treatment?

However, you’re also limited to space. You’d love to have a 2-car garage, but it seems like an option that would take up too much square footage. Not at all! In fact, there are 2-car garages that would measure at 24×24. A perfect square!

You can find pdf files online that will list out all of the blueprints, dimensions, and details that you’ll need to build such a space.

While this 24×24 might have the two cars a bit closer together than you might like, it still accomplishes all that you need it to. You’ll even have some room for extra storage along the walls!

There’s also a potential for integrating windows to let some sunlight in. Not only can this garage be a car storage unit, but it can also play host to the mancave you’ve always dreamed of!

  1. 16 x 22 Garage (One Car)

Maybe you’re interested in building a garage but aren’t the most confident in your building skills. After all, it’s not every day that you run into someone that’s built a DIY garage before.

Not to worry, you can build yourself a 16×22 garage that will offer you room for one car and a bit of extra space for storage. Thus, knocking out two birds with one stone!

Better yet, the entire process is easy to follow and offers thorough garage plans online that will help you every step of the way.

The 16×22 garage will grant you more wiggle room for parking your car, a multi-purpose layout, and can fit in perfectly to the side of your house. No one will ever know that your garage was an add on to your house.

  1. Garage Workshop

Many people aren’t interested in the prospect of a garage for its car storage capabilities. They have other things in mind to use it.

In fact, you may already have a garage for placing your cars in. You want a garage where you can build a fully-functional workshop inside. Finally, you’ll have the space that you need to finish projects quickly and effectively.

You can even place installation inside of its walls so that you’re able to work comfortably no matter the season that you’re in.

Because you’re not using it for car storage, you have a bit of wiggle room with determining the size that you’re interested in.

Consider the equipment you’ll have and the workspace you’re wanting, then add that up to see what the best size of your future garage will be. After you’ve done that, you can go online and find a garage plan that fits your sizing specs.

Consider These Types of Garages Carefully

While all of these different types of garages are great choices, odds are that one or two of them would serve as the best fit for your situation.

Take your time to list out all of the things you need in the garage you build, set a budget, and find the garage on this list that makes the most sense.

Be sure to read our other articles that pertain to both this topic and topics that are just like it.


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