Although manufactured homes tend to be pretty comprehensive, there is always room for customization. One of the ways in which you can customize your manufactured home is by adding a garage. Garages are great as they serve many practical purposes. Building a garage in your manufactured home does not need to be a complicated process. Here are some of the top reasons for building a garage and how you should go about it.
Your car is a major investment, and protecting it should be a top priority. At the same time, the car offers practical value, such as transporting you to work, making school runs, and so on. Without this, you run the risk of expensive transport alternatives. The garage helps to protect your vehicle from the elements as well, ensuring that storms, sunlight, and snow do not damage the paintwork of your car. This keeps your car looking great, and also keeps its value relatively high. Apart from vehicle storage, many homeowners find innovative ways to utilize their garages. Such uses include storage of excess items from the main home, using part of it as a man cave, and so on.
If you are considering having a garage in your manufactured home, here are some of the things to consider. One of the main factors that you will have to consider is whether you want a stand-alone or attached garage. We are going to explain the pros and cons of each type of garage.
This type of garage is designed separately from the house and has no connection with the main house. The advantages of an attached house include the fact that it is relatively easy to build. Depending on the amount of space available, you also have a lot more leeway when it comes to the design of the garage. This is because its form is not shaped by that of the main house, giving you more freedom with the styling. The main drawback with such a garage is that it may present problems when it comes to usage. For example, if you are driving in during a storm, you may have to cover some ground in the open to get to the main house, which may be uncomfortable.
There are many ways of mitigating this, such as building sheltered walkways or constructing it close to the main house, but some of these present additional costs.
As the name suggests, an attached garage is one that shares a connection with the main house. in Most cases, they tend to share the fourth wall, with a door that makes it easy to access the main house. The key drawback to these types of houses is that they are relatively more complicated to put up as compared to detached garages. However, the shared connection makes their use relatively easy and safer.
Regardless of which garage you opt to go for, it is a good idea to share your plans with your home manufacturer. This way, they can incorporate your garage idea in their design of the house. This includes making a provision for the garage space in the overall layout of the home among other things.