My Garage Plans

Hints and tips on building a garage and buying garage plans.

Top 10 Hints for Building a New Garage

My Garage Plans Staff

Garage Building Tips

  1. Take measurements of existing garage building or location where you plan on building your garage
  2. Check local regulations for restrictions on building, architecture, zoning
  3. Take pictures of the area you want to put your garage and the surrounding buildings
  4. Find others that have already gone through a garage building project and learn by their mistakes, check online forums
  5. Interview local garage builders or general contractors to find one you are comfortable with
  6. Ask for references from the garage builders or general contractors you talk with
  7. Look up the garage builder or general contractor online to see if anyone commented on their work
  8. Check out the garage builders and general contractors with your local Better Business Bureau
  9. Read How To Pick A General Contractor for Your Garage Building Project
  10. Read the article series on How to Buy Garage Plans

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Planning for Building a Garage

My Garage Plans Staff

There are a lot of things to consider when you are building a garage.

Before you start to build a garage take this into account:
  • how many vehicles?
  • how large are the vehicles?
  • do you need utilities run to your garage?
Step Number 1 is to determine if there are any government imposed restrictions.
Step Number 2 in building a garage is determining the size of your garage.
Step Number 3 is to decide if you need living space in your garage.
Step Number 4 in building a garage involves picking an architectural style.

Once you have the basics figured out
  • any building restrictions
  • how many vehicle bays you need
  • extra room for living, working or playing
  • architectural style
it's time to decide whether you can afford to build the garage of your dreams. Read more about building a garage by clicking here.
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