Garages are so much more than the utilitarian storage spaces they once were. Today, homeowners are putting a lot of time and energy into thinking about their garage spaces before they build them. What was once a place to house cars overnight has turned into an official expansion of the home, often boasting extra recreational space, storage space, and even living space above the garage itself. Homeowners are requesting designer garages that add to the curb appeal of the home, as well as the overall value. If you are thinking about adding a garage to your home, Eakman Construction can help.
Do You Really Need a Garage?
Before you invest a lot of money in a garage, it’s important to consider whether or not you really need one. Take some time to imagine how you will use this space, and what extra features you may want or need in order to make the investment worthwhile. For example, if you prefer to keep your vehicle out of the elements, a garage does a great job of protecting your car. If you want to have extra storage that isn’t inside your home, garages offer that too. Do you imagine a lounge space, maybe even a television, or would it be a workspace for hobby projects or a side business? Do you need extra sleeping space above the garage or do you want a rooftop terrace that overlooks the view that brought you to the house in the first place?
Replace or Repair?
When thinking about a garage remodel, consider if you can renovate or expand your existing garage or do you need to tear it down and start again? If you don’t have the space for a garage on your lot, what other options might you have? Can you add more space to your home to account for storage and extra bedrooms? Do you need to rework the floor plan to add a garage and add space to the back of the home? There are endless possibilities and working with a professional custom home builder can help you see those possibilities without feeling overwhelmed by the choices or what might seem to limit to you at first glance.
Choose a Contractor to Build Your Custom Garage
When choosing the right contractor to bring your custom garage visions to life, consider what other garage projects have been completed. Do you like the style of the contractor? A good rule of thumb when hiring any professional to work on your home is to consider their availability: in-demand contractors will not be able to start your project right away. And that’s a good thing. Ask questions about materials, style, size, and timelines when considering a custom home builder to take on your garage project.
Contact Eakman Construction to Discuss your Garage Build Today
At Eakman Construction, we take pride in designing and building custom garages for homeowners. Expanding space is important to growing families and providing safe and secure storage options is the goal of every garage. Contact us today to find out how we can help you build your dream garage.