Looking to add onto your home with a detached garage? Whether you are seeking to create some additional income through a coach house rental space, build a dream mechanics garage, or simply provide a dry space for your vehicle – Sayers Contracting can help!
Adding onto your home with a detached garage offers you plenty of options, and understanding the ins-and-outs ahead of time will ensure you build those options in a well-informed way!
Research the Zoning Laws in Your Area
Before you even begin to dream of this added space – be sure you research the zoning laws in your area. This will advise you on where your garage is allowed to be within your property, as well as the limits to its size.
Decide if Detached vs Attached is What You Truly Want
Investing in a detached garage is often is often for specific reasons, such as the aforementioned rental income or mechanics shop.
However, if the reason you want to build a garage is for the sole purpose of keeping your vehicle in it – an attached garage is likely more cost effective and convenient.
Once you decide on detached vs attached; knowing if you want a single or double car garage is important too.
As discussed in our blog post Things You Should Avoid When Building a Home in BC:
… factoring in your driveway positioning is important for both convenience and lifestyle purposes.
If you are renting a coach house above your garage, then it might not be idea to have the garage as an attached part of your home. If, however, you’re using it for your own purposes – easy access to your garage through your home will likely be important.
If you are considering building a garage in the Fraser Valley or renovating your existing one, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We specialize in custom homes and renovations and can help you navigate this process from concept to completion.
Sayers Contracting is here to help you with all your building needs, and are proud of the workmanship we have provided throughout the years. We believe you will feel confident in choosing us and look forward to hearing about the ideas you have surrounding your dream garage space.