Two things that garages guarantee are that they increase home value and make great investments. While many garages are attached, choosing a detached garage provides many unique benefits. If you’re planning to build a new garage, take the time to consider if a detached is right for your home.
Custom Edge Carpentry in Edmonton are a professional home construction company with over 15 years of experience. They share the benefits and considerations of going detached with your garage:
Detached garages, at the name suggests, are built separately from the main home. They are also the more popular style when it comes to an older home. A detached can be built alongside the house or located further back in the yard, depending on the available space. Since detached are built from the ground up, though, it means they are much more readily customized. They also provide a much more modern and attractive appearance, making them popular among homeowners and buyers.
Customize beyond just a garage
Designing a new garage from the ground up means nothing is set in stone, at least not yet. You can choose where it will look best on your property or even design it beyond just as a garage. One popular idea is to add a deck above the detached as a secondary entertainment space. The separation from the main home makes a detached much quieter as well, making it a perfect workshop. Alternatively, some homeowners convert the detached into a second living space. In this case, it acts as a separate apartment that can be rented for additional income.
Boost home value and enjoy that ROI
“Garage-forward” design is typical with attached garages, wherein the garage becomes the focus. Aside from changing the appearance of the exterior, there is little that can be done to change this. With a detached, though, it ensures that your home stays as the focal point, while the garage is a complementary addition. That, in turn, helps boost your home’s curb appeal, which will go a long way with potential buyers if you plan to sell.
As well, building a new garage is an investment with high ROI. According to Remodeling Magazine‘s cost vs value report, a freestanding garage addition will recoup nearly 65% of the cost. So, if you’re looking for value and lifestyle boosting addition, a detached is an excellent choice.
Call the professionals
Once you’re ready, call a professional garage builder to handle the construction process. If there are any zoning requirements, a professional will check and handle any building-permits. They’ll also guarantee that your garage is built safely and properly, which will ensure your home’s value. Plus, a professional will have some extra design tips and suggestions to get the most out of your new detached.
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Custom Edge Carpentry prides itself on taking visions and making them into realities. With over 15 years of experience, they have the guaranteed skills to transform your home. They offer everything from decks, fences, garages, and basement developments. So, whatever you need, Custom Edge Carpentry is ready to help.