Some homes in the Kansas City and Overland Park area have carports, some have garages, and some have neither. Considering the ice and snow we’ve had this winter, a garage is a good idea for protecting one of your most costly investments – your car. As highly regarded home addition professionals, we realize that many homeowners use their garages for far more than parking their vehicles.
Adding a garage or expanding the space in an existing garage may be something you have been thinking about. Perhaps your family has grown into a 2- or 3-car garage family, or you don’t have a garage at all and know that adding one will not only give you more space, but increase the value of your home. Before you jump in with both feet, here are a few things to consider:
Size. There are several factors that affect what size garage you add to your home including the size/shape of your lot, how much space you need for vehicles, boats, etc. It is also important to ensure there is ample space to back out safely. If you have a garage and want to increase the space, carefully consider your needs before you decide a one car garage is sufficient.
Do you want a garage that is attached to your home, or detached? This again may depend on the size and shape of your lot, in addition to what the space will be used for. Many Kansas City homeowners prefer a detached garage, however one that is attached to your home may be more logical should you ever decide to transform it into a game room or extra bedroom. An attached garage also makes it more convenient during inclement weather as you can get from your car to the safety of your home without being exposed to the elements.
What type of style/design best suits your home? The design of your new garage will depend largely on the style of your home, and the influence of design throughout your neighborhood. Your garage should blend effortlessly into the design of your home, “matching” it in terms of style, color, and materials.
Whether you want to add a garage to accommodate your vehicles, tools, and other property, or are considering adding space to an existing garage that seems to have become too small for your needs, be sure to choose Kansas City home addition contractors who are highly skilled, experienced, and dedicated to outstanding results! At Vision Builders, we bring more than 20 years of experience to the table for homeowners. Give us a call today.