Is bigger always better? In some cases, yes. You will struggle to find a person who will tell you that they should have built a smaller garage. With larger spaces, you will be able to protect all your cars, lawn care equipment, recreational vehicles, and more as your needs change and you acquire more. A big garage also provides a large amount of storage for your belongings. Building one that is slightly oversized for your current needs ensures that you will not outgrow the space. Explore the advantages of building a larger garage listed below to see how it could benefit you.
Why Invest in a Bigger Prefab Garage Kit?
There are many reasons why you should invest in a bigger garage. Key among them include:
We all tend to stash the items we use least in the garage. This often includes a variety of things, such as tools, old toys, seasonal décor, summer items, and more. Sometimes, this means that there is no longer room inside for your vehicles. Leaving them outside makes them vulnerable to the elements and theft. An oversized garage allows you to safely park your vehicles even with the rest of your belongings inside.
No one would be upset about having too much storage. In fact, it is often the opposite. People are spending their money each month on self-storage units or living in clutter-filled homes. Some have entire areas of their house dedicated purely to storage, making them unusable. Create some much-needed space with a large, multipurpose steel garage building and save money on storage fees.
Investing in a steel garage building is more than what you want and need now – think long-term. A property with a large garage that provides additional living and storage space is a big plus when it comes to determining the resale value of your property.
Increase Return on Investment
If a large, detached garage was not part of your original plan for the property, adding one can be a challenge. For properties with existing structures, many people choose to add a detached garage using a prefabricated garage building kit.
How to Use a Garage Building Kit
It’s easier to find a use for all the additional space acquired from a bigger garage than decide what to keep or throw away because you do not have enough storage. There are so many amazing ways you could use the extra space. Some examples include:
- Auto shop
- Artist studio
- Family gym/fitness room
- Entertainment/party room
- Guesthouse or apartment
- Hobby and gaming space
- Home office
- Home business
- Home theatre/media room
- Kids play area
- Personal retreat
- RV or boat storage
- Storage space
Determining the Right Size Metal Garage for Your Needs
Although a bigger garage is typically better, it must be within reason. As such, choosing the best size for your new garage or multipurpose structure depends on several factors.
- How much space is available on your lot?
- How do you intend to use the structure now, and how do you see your needs changing in the future?
- What is your budget?
- What will your local building codes permit?
- Does your neighbourhood impose additional restrictions?
- Can you do the construction yourself, or would you need a contractor?
For an ordinary three-car garage, the optimal space is 864 square feet. This requires a building that is 24’ by 36’. Increasing the dimensions of your garage by 6’ on one side and 4’ on the other can give you a 39% increase in available space. By building the slightly larger 30’ by 40’ structure, you will have 1,200 square feet to work with.
Key Elements of a Steel or Metal Garage Building
If you plan to purchase a metal garage building, it is important that you consider your long-term plans. You want a structure that will suit your needs, stand the test of time, provide you with enough space, and look great. Below are some factors to consider:
This will largely depend on what you intend to use the garage for. Whatever the case, prefab garage kits can be customized to suit every need. As such, you can customize the size and dimensions of the building to fit your vision.
We cannot overstate the importance of having sufficient storage. Depending on how you want to use the building, you can customize the interior with cabinets, shelves and free-standing storage units as needed.
The garage will be a standout feature on the property for years. Ensure that it suits your style and matches the overall aesthetic of your property. You can choose to blend the garage in with other structures or make it unique and stand out.
Metal garage buildings are very versatile. If you do not want to use your garage exclusively for storage, you can add extra features such as skylights and proceed to create a liveable space in the building. Skylights will also draw natural light into the building and reduce your energy bill.
Although it is possible to retrofit a metal garage building, it is much easier to prepare the building for electrical wiring during the initial build. It will save you a lot of time and effort in the future.
Toro Offers the Perfect Garage Kits for Varied Needs
If your location and budget allow you to have a larger garage, it is often the best choice. The benefits and utility you will derive from having a larger metal garage building will outweigh the initial investment. With the high-quality prefab garage kits from Toro, you will get a sturdy and reliable structure that will serve you for decades at the best price.
Our steel garage buildings are made to withstand the harshest conditions and give you the comfort, convenience, and versatility you are looking for. Contact us today and let us help you get started adding a multipurpose garage to your property.