Garages have become a luxury for many but some homeowners are still debating whether to add one or not. Whether you want a covered space to park your car every night or just a place to store your extra stuff, a garage is your perfect solution. The only problem is to figure out which one is the right fit for you, attached or detached.
Both types of garages have numerous benefits while serving the same purpose. Choosing which one is right for you depends on your lot size, intentions and budget.
The cost to build your new garage will vary based on the size and material you choose to build with. Obviously brick is more expensive than wood and windows are additional costs as well. You also have to factor in ventilation cost as well as heating and cooling if you want that. Both material types are more expensive in a detached garage because it’s not attached to a larger structure.
Advantages of an attached garage
The key advantage of having an attached garage is convenience. To get to your car or storage, you don’t have to leave your home. This is especially helpful in precipitation or colder temperatures. Also when you build an attached garage, we can use the pre-existing walls in the building process. This will not only save you money but also save money on the HVAC and electrical.
Advantages of a detached garage
Detached garages are easier to expand if you choose in the future. Also if you’re in a confined area you can build up on a detached garage, adding a game room or extra living quarters above it. Many homeowners add a unique patio or deck above the garage to host parties or get-togethers. This can turn into valuable space.