As a Bend, Oregon homeowner, you may no longer wish to have your car out in the open near your home. The car may be parked in a driveway or along the street. You don’t want it susceptible to the weather or to theft and vandalism. Also, if the car is parked next to the curb, there is an increased chance that another driver may accidentally hit or sideswipe into the vehicle.
Having a garage would be the perfect storage answer for your vehicle, but you are debating the type of garage to build. Attached garages can appeal to many people who are looking for the perfect place to store their vehicle. Check out the following list of benefits.
Don’t have to Go Outside to Get into the Car
Perhaps the biggest benefit to an attached garage is that you don’t have to go outside in the rain, ice, snow or blistering heat to get into the car. You can just walk through a door from the kitchen, laundry room, utility room, or mud room and enter the garage.
Ideal When Working with Yard Limitations
An attached garage works well on smaller lot sizes as you don’t have to find extra space. You can use the existing walls of the house to create the attached walls of the garage and then join a roof to the home’s roof.
Provides Easily Accessible Storage Space
If you run out of space in your house, the attached garage can provide you with more room without having to rent out a storage unit, or cluttering up the attic or basement. An attached garage is convenient when you want to store seasonal items, such as summer toys and gardening tools, as you can just open the garage door from the house, grab the item, and head directly out into the yard.
Make the Attached Garage into Living Space
If there comes a time when you have an elderly parent staying at your home, you can convert the attached garage into a living space. Since it has easy access to the rest of the house, your elderly parent can come and go as they please while having a private room for themselves to sleep in or to watch television. Depending on the size of the garage, you may be able to turn it into a suite with its own small kitchen and living room. You can also save money by converting the garage into living space since you already have the walls built.
Getting an Attached Garage for Your Home
There are many different types of attached garage plans out there to create a customized space for your vehicles. You can select a one-car garage, two-car garage or a three-car garage to fit into your space needs. Decide on where you want to place your garage and driveway so you create the perfect home that has everything that you always wanted. Then equip the garage with all the little extras such as storage cabinets and work benches if you want to make it into a multifunctional space.