There are many garage design ideas available for families. A garage repair or remodel job can be overwhelming with the amount of information available. You will want to decide how big you want the garage and how much you have to spend as starting points. Then should decide whether you are going to hire it done or do it yourself. You will also want to check to see if you need any permits to build where you want your garage.
There are many garage designs available like; carports (instant and kits), garages with lofts or apartments, workshops, RV garages, carriage house style, car barns. There are one car and two or more car garages. Planning for the perfect style and size of garage may require some professional advice.
Planning the building of your garage will insure that it is done correctly and with quality products. There are four main components that you should consider when designing your garage: reinforcement, flooring, doors, and bracing.
Since the garage is basically a freestanding structure you will want to make sure that it has plenty of studs, beams and cross boards to help maintain its integrity over the years. Connecting your garage to the ground in a safe and secure way is very important, especially if it is a prefabricated building. Wires are just not good enough; you should brace it by putting poles in the ground according to local building codes.
A metal garage door is low maintenance and can be insulated. The garage flooring can be as simple as gravel; but you may as well do it right in the beginning. You can use epoxy or concrete floors to save the undercarriage of your car from rust and make storage in the garage easier. You can get great garage design ideas from books or by using the Internet.