Building a new home can be an exciting time and there is certainly a lot to think about. One area that tends to get looked over is the garage. If you are a car guy, collector, or do it yourselfer you are sure to appreciate having the ultimate garage.
We complied ideas for our best projects on what should be included in the Ultimate Garage.
No ultimate garage is complete without a garage floor drain. No matter if you are washing your car or cleaning out your debris you will appreciate the added convenience of a well placed drain. Make sure to also add a hose bib to help rinse it out and if you really want to do it right, upgrade it to a hot and cold hose spigot and also add a bypass so you can have softened water as well for a spot free shine on your vehicles.
Comfort and Convenience
A comfortable garage is a well-used garage. It all starts with insulating and dry walling the garage. Heat doesn’t really matter if you don’t seal it up well. If you want to take it up a notch, make sure to add a gas line for a future garage heater. Hot dog heaters can help you keep your garage around 50 degrees on a cold winter day.
Another convenience is to put a staircase from the garage to the lower level. This will allow you to bring large furniture items into you basement, prepare for a future finish, and hall things for your workshop. A garage service door helps you access the outdoors without opening your overhead door.
Another convenience item is a super quite garage door opener with a keypad and smart home ready.
An epoxy floor is a great way to keep your garage looking great, easy to clean, and become the envy of the neighborhood. You can spice up your garage by going with decorative garage doors. Carriage garage doors with glass, metal handles, or wood grains can really improve the look from the exterior.
The ultimate garage should not only be spacious but also include plenty of built in storage to keep your garage organized and looking great. Invest in some heavy-duty upper wall cabinets to keep floor space open. Garage organizing systems and racks will help you keep your yard tools, bikes and accessories neatly placed.
Incorporating a nook area in your garage roughly 2 feet deep and at least five feet long will make a perfect space for a built in tool bench. Just make sure to have a few outlets placed about 4’ high so you can plug in your power tools.
Now to really take your garage to the next level you need to make sure the structure will accommodate some future expansion. One of the best innovations in the last few years is adding a car lift. We recommend pouring your garage floor 5 inches thick or putting in a support footing to help take the extra weight. In addition, we highly recommend using scissor trusses to increase the height where the lift will be installed. Just imagine being able to park your sports car on your lift and driving your other car underneath.
Now you have the ultimate garage! IF you would like to incorporate an ultimate garage in your new home please contact Belman Homes.