Nowadays, garages are used for so much more than just a place to park our cars. Garages often double as workshops, storage, and sometimes even an area to gather with friends. With so many ways to use a garage, it’s essential to plan the perfect design to suit your lifestyle.
Red Tree Construction Services in Edmonton is a full-scale home renovation and construction company, specializing in interior renovations, electrical services, and garage building. Here they share some tips when it comes to planning out your dream garage:
Raise the doors
Standard garage doors are built to be 7-ft. tall, which will suit most sized cars just fine. However, if you plan to load things onto your car like a canoe or have a higher vehicle, you’ll need more height. Taller doors (8-ft.) will bring up the ceiling and walls in your garage, creating more room overall. You’ll appreciate that extra space for maneuvering around or can use it for storage.
Install heating and AC
Garages get cold during the winter, especially with hard concrete floors. Insulation can help keep the cold out, and that will suffice if you use your garage for parking vehicles and storage. However, if your garage is a workshop, you’ll want more warmth. Likewise, in the summer, when things start heating up, you’ll want a garage that doesn’t turn into a sauna. Pre-planning to have a good heating and cooling system will make it much more enjoyable and easier to work. Read more garage workshop ideas.
Add a second floor
Garages can double in their uses more than just the main floor. Adding a second floor to your garage means you can turn it into a quiet office, a little suite, a workshop, or storage. The new space also means using your garage to store your car without losing any room or function. It’s also a great solution for more space if you can’t add another floor to your home or don’t have the space for a double garage.
Some homeowners choose to use this space as a legal garage suite. A garage suite can provide privacy and dependence for multi-generational families that live together. It can also provide a steady revenue stream if you rent it out to tenants.
Drive through garage
Unlike most standard designs, garages don’t just have to be a one-way entrance. A drive-through design is perfect if you own a boat or plan to bring materials into your backyard. It’s even a great way to allow air to flow freely through the garage, especially in the summer if you use the garage as a workshop. Keep in mind a drive-through garage will only work on some properties. It depends on the space, property lines, and zoning bylaws. Determining that is something Red Tree Construction Services can help you with.
Garage Builders in Edmonton
Red Tree Construction Services offer a full range of general contracting and electrical services to Edmonton and the surrounding areas. Whether you’re building a garage, renovating your interior, or looking for some simple upgrades, they can help make your dream home a reality. They’re transparent in quoting, keeping communication open, meeting timelines, and promising high-quality results. Their team has more than 20 years of experience, and they’re ready to start your exciting home project!
Contact Red Tree Construction Services for a free consultation!