Planning a Garage Addition the Right Way
Having a garage is definitely an asset because home additions like garages add value to St. Petersburg homes while increasing storage space, living space, or work space on residential properties. Whether you intend to use your garage to store vehicles and tools or you want to build a garage that will function as an additional living area, an experienced general contractor like Cothron Contracting can provide the professional expertise and specialized equipment required to finish your garage addition project.
If you’d like to consult with a skilled general contractor and begin planning your garage addition project, reach out to Cothron Contracting to speak to our qualified team about home additions in St. Petersburg.
Key Factors to Consider When Adding a Garage to Your Home
- Location & Size – One of the first decisions you have to make regarding your garage addition is whether you should build a freestanding or attached garage. The size of your garage will depend on if you plan to store vehicles in it and how many cars will be stored.
- Zoning & Code Restrictions – Restrictions usually apply to homeowners when they want to build home additions on their properties. During the planning process, your general contractor will work with you to identify these restrictions and adhere to them. Common zoning and code restrictions involve wall or roof height, driveway design, and the total percentage of lot that can be covered with pavement.
- Garage Features – Depending on the function of your garage, you can add various features that serve different purposes. Common garage features include laundry or utility spaces, workshops, craft rooms, and storage spaces. Your general contractor can also incorporate practical features such as lighting, windows, air conditioning, insulation, electrical outlets, and plumbing in the construction of your garage addition.