More Than Just a Parking Space: Unique Ideas for Your Custom Garage
Each room in your home has a unique purpose, a design that makes it different than all the others. While garages have long been designated as little more than boring parking areas or, in many cases, drab household storage areas, a custom garage holds far more potential than meets the eye.
With the right garage design in place, a custom-built garage can become an unexpected, yet welcome point of interest in your home. Not only can it add to your property’s overall value, but it can also yield an immediate return on your investment in the form of a functional, aesthetic household space. Below, the experts at Sussel Garages discuss a few examples of how to take your garage design to a new level.
Love working out but hate the inconvenience of commuting to the gym? Don’t love sharing equipment with a bunch of other sweaty people? Why not build a custom garage that doubles as a home gym?
With the right garage design, the space can more than meet your functionality needs. You can add custom electrical service to the garage, which will allow you to implement the air conditioning and lighting your gym space needs. And, to keep your workouts comfortable throughout the winter, it’s never a bad idea to add heating too. Selecting an insulated garage door, energy-efficient roofing, and the appropriate wall insulation will also help you maintain a comfortable training space year round.
Not sure which garage design elements you should include for a home gym? Our Sussel Garages team is here to help! We can help you maximize the functionality of your new space with a comprehensive, custom garage design that satisfies both your architectural goals and usability requirements.
Need a dedicated space to kick back and relax? Why not designate your custom garage as an entertainment room? You’ll need to consider the space’s electrical needs in your garage design, especially if you plan to install surround sound, a projector, or televisions. Chances are you’ll want to heat and cool the space, which will also factor into your new garage’s electrical requirements.
If you’re planning to install delicate electronics, you’ll also want to take moisture control into consideration. Keep in mind that if you’d like to create a garage entertainment area, that doesn’t have to be the only purpose your custom garage serves. It can still serve multiple other functions, including storage, parking, etc. When it comes to custom garage design, the possibilities are virtually endless, so get creative!
Need a place to work on vehicles or other DIY projects? Build a custom garage that functions as a workshop! When designing the space, consider what you plan to do inside it so you can make the right decisions regarding:
● Electrical service. How many outlets and adapters will you need? What type and quantity of lighting do you plan to install? Will you cool or heat the space? What types of tools and equipment will you use, and what are their electrical requirements?
● Ventilation. If you’re planning to work with chemicals, paint, or any other potentially toxic substances, you’ll need to pay special attention to ventilation and designing a space that channels toxic fumes outdoors.
● Layout. How you plan to use your custom garage plays a primary role in its layout. If you’re planning to operate larger machinery, an open floor plan can accommodate your needs. You’ll also need to consider workflow and how the layout of your garage contributes to the overall organization of your work.
● Space designations. Will the entire garage serve as a workshop, or do you plan to use a portion of the space for storage? Would an additional storage area above the garage help keep the space clean and organized?
Regardless of what you envision for your custom garage, at Sussel Garages, we’re here to make your vision a reality. For over 100 years, our expert planners and garage builders have been working with Twin Cities homeowners to bring their ideas to life. If you have an idea for a custom garage, let us help you make it happen!
Sussel Garages: Expert Garage Builders in the Twin Cities
If you’re considering adding a custom garage to your Twin Cities home, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team at Sussel Garages. We specialize in all aspects of garage planning and construction and can help you build a plan that meets your design and functionality needs.
To learn more or request a free estimate, call our office today at 612-379-0949 (Minneapolis) or 651-645-0331 (St. Paul). You can also send us a message with your questions, and we’ll be in touch.