August 22, 2023

How Big Should Your Garage be?

With Labor Day upon us in a couple of weeks, you may be thinking about, well, laboring. Do you have the proper outdoor space to do so? The garage tends to be the perfect workspace for projects that you don’t want to take on inside your home, to limit the mess and disruption. If your garage is not up to par or large enough, you may be missing out. Not to mention, a home’s garage can serve many purposes other than just housing vehicles, it can make for the perfect additional living space, storage space, and so much more. How big should your garage be? Let’s review.

Average size of a Home Garage

While a residential garage has traditionally been defined as a walled, roofed structure for storing a vehicle or vehicles that may be part of or attached to a home ("attached garage"), or a separate outbuilding or shed ("detached garage"), that trend is changing and people are finding many other uses for this extra outdoor living space. The size of this structure, really depends on the homeowner and what they intend to use the space for.

The average size of a home garage in the United States can vary depending on multiple factors such as the location, age of the home, and local building regulations. Traditionally, a garage should be accommodating enough to house your vehicle or vehicles, while giving ample space to move in and out easily and to get in and out of the vehicle. The most common garage size is for two vehicles. The standard size for a two-car garage in the US is typically around 20 x 20 feet.

If you are looking for additional space or have a larger vehicle, you may want to have a 2.5 car garage or even more. Half car garages add additional square feet to the space. While there is not enough extra room for an additional vehicle, it can add room to allow for larger vehicles or additional uses. The size you decide to build your garage really depends on specific circumstances and personal preferences.

How to Determine the Right Size for Your Home Garage

If you are trying to decide on the right dimensions for your home's garage, you need to really understand what the space and local regulations will allow and what you intend to use it for. A garage can serve many purposes outside of just vehicle storage. Some include:

  • Additional Storage Space
  • Workshop
  • Home Gym
  • Home Office
  • Recreational Area
  • Entertainment Space
  • Guest Suite
  • Playroom

The list really could go on and on. It is always a good idea, when it comes to determining what size garage is best for your home, to make the space larger than you think you may need. If you have a family or lots of hobbies, the additional living and storage space can really come in handy and up your home exterior and property value.

When it comes to your Northeast Ohio home, whether you are looking at new construction, renovation, or adding a garage or another additional outdoor living space, the team at Sanctus Builders is here for you. We will take the time to get to know you and understand your needs, so we can help you every step of the way. We can help you determine how big your garage should be, so you can be sure you will love the space and get the most from it.

Contact us to get started today.

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