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The Differences Between Attached and Detached Garages

Your garage is the cornerstone of your house. In it, you keep all of your extra supplies, your car, your bike, sporting equipment, gardening supplies, and many other important household items. Picking the right one is extremely important for your house.

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This means that you have to pick what works best for you and your family. The decision between having an attached or detached garage is one commonly not considered, but you have made a great decision in looking into researching the pros and cons of each.

Attached Garages

As is made obvious by its name, these types of garages are attached to the house in a pleasing way, most commonly in the front of the house. These types of garages need to be considered carefully, as they have the potential to “make-or-break” your curb appeal.

You also need to pick one that is able to house all the items you think you need (and always get a bit bigger than you think you need, because let’s face it: you always need more room).

There are many obvious benefits to this choice of garage, including the following:

Attached garages are very simple to use, but they also have their own downsides:

Detached Garages

These types of garages are not attached to the house. They could even be built on the other side of the property, or even off the property to a separate lot (uncommon). These garages are granted much more creativity than attached garages, and also must larger.

Here’s a list of the pros of detached garages

Detached garages almost certainly come with more space and more flexibility than attached garages. This is a favorite of those who want to work in this space more often, such as welding, car repair, construction, woodworking, and any other hobby you can think of. This truly can be made into a private getaway for those that enjoy working with their hands.

But like all things, these garage types have a few downsides as well:

This last point is the kicker for most people. There is a large pull for people to have access to the interior of their house through their garage, especially in bad weather.

This also comes with the expensive hookups of utilities that come with a detached garage, which leads many people away as well.

Final Thoughts

There is no wrong or right choice when it comes to these two. The attached garage is faster and easier to have for the common homeowner, but the detached garage is able to be much more specialized than the prior.

All in all, the choice is up to you for what is best for you, your family, and your house.