How Big Should Your Garage Be?
October 20, 2021
Don’t sleep on the size of the garage when buying a new home or planning to make an extended one. It may seem immaterial but the size of the garage is something you don’t want to do wrong. There is of course a room for mistakes because it’s almost impossible to measure everything correctly and predict what your future decisions will be for your garage. The least you can do is get the basic size correctly and account for possible scenarios your garage might be of use in the future. As always if you decide with an informed mind, you would be saving money in the long run. For many years, the average size of a garage has been 9 to 10 feet wide and 18 to 20 feet long per car that you own. Add to this one garage door that’s approximately 8 feet wide. But with changing car models and more stuff added that needs storage, garage sizes have largely varied and it’s hard to pinpoint a standard size these days. It really boils down to what use your garage will be for you. Whether you choose to do it yourself or call a professional to do it for you, here are some guidelines for your calculations.