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Custom Garage Design: What You Need to Consider
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Custom Garage Design: What You Need to Consider

Whether you’re planning a new custom garage build or thinking about updating your existing garage, there are several things you’ll need to consider to ensure the space meets your needs. Considerable planning and preparation are essential to ensure your project runs smoothly and your final product turns out exactly the way you envision it.

At Sussel Garages, we understand building a functional, aesthetic garage is a major investment, and that’s why we stress the importance of planning so heavily. To help you get started, our experts have outlined a few basic, yet important things you’ll need to consider as you begin planning out your new garage.

Garage Space Requirements

How big does your custom garage need to be? Will you park vehicles inside it, or will you use it as an extension of your living space? The way you plan to use the space on a daily basis will play a central role in determining its dimensions. Moreover, the amount of available outside space will determine just how big of a garage you can actually build while adhering to local building code.

To ensure you afford yourself enough space to comfortably conduct the tasks you plan to do, take some time to consider all the ways you might use your new garage. If you plan to park vehicles in there, what else might you do? Will you need a space for vehicle maintenance? Do you need custom storage space for a hefty tool collection?

When it comes to building a custom garage, your options are nearly endless, so don’t be shy about planning exactly what you want! Need help determining your space needs and any custom additions you might need to make the space functional for your needs? Let our experienced garage builders help! We specialize in comprehensive garage planning and can help you design your ideal garage layout, including the electrical work, the driveway, and any custom additions you might need.

Scope of Use

How do you plan to use your new garage—both now and in the future? Will it be strictly for vehicle, tool, and recreational equipment storage? Then including custom storage solutions in your garage design may behoove you.

What about adding some square footage to your home? Could you benefit from an additional room above the garage? Or would overhead storage space help you keep your home more organized and tidy? If you know you’ll sell the property in the future, adding living space above your new garage is never a bad idea since the additional space can help increase your property value. 

The scope of your intended use of the space will determine your electrical system requirements, whether you should consider installing specialty flooring, and even the type of trusses you’ll need. It’ll also play a role in determining the type of garage door you should install and what style of windows and doors will provide the best protection and energy efficiency for your property.

Before you start digging into the garage planning process, take some time to brainstorm all the ways you might use your custom garage. Let your imagination run wild! At Sussel Garages, if you can envision it, we can help you bring it to life. Don’t hesitate to contact us with your ideas so we can help you get your custom garage plan off the ground!

Start Your Custom Garage Plan With Sussel Garages Today

If you’re thinking about building a custom garage, get in touch with our team at Sussel Garages. For over 100 years, our expert garage builders have proudly served the Twin Cities metro and with over 50,000 satisfied customers, we’re confident we can help you design and build the garage of your dreams. To learn more about our services or request an estimate, give us a call today at 651-645-0331 (St. Paul) or 612-379-0949 (Minneapolis). You can also get in touch with us via our contact form, and a member of our team will get back to you promptly.

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