Detached Garage with Living Space Above
A typical garage is not an expensive construction. But too often, the operation allows keeping the cost to a minimum in a finished product that degrades the house’s visual appeal. Not to mention, the experience of living in it. If you are planning a new detached garage with living space above, there are some ideas that can help you make something very special and “outside the box”.
Attached garages provide a lot of convenience. Especially in cold, wet weather, but they also limit design options for the house and the garage. If you plan to build a garage, take some time to consider the benefits of separating the garage from the house. It’s not so hard to design a simple detached garage with living space above to a house without looking too dominant.
Due to the combined wall heights in the garage and a full size space above it, the roof line may be higher than the house. Living space above a garage can be the most economical way you need to create a new home office, media room or rental space. But you may find that this can be achieved easier with a free-standing garage. Do you want to add enclosed detached garage with living space above? So, try to keep the clearance between the garage roof and the top of the door closer to 12 inches than the typical 18 inches.