Garage and Garage Door Ideas for a New Home
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Published by TOP4 Team
Whether you’re working with a developer or private home builder, your new home should be all you want and more. Think ahead while you’re ‘on the plan’: you can make your garage far more versatile than just a place to park your car. Look beyond storage or a workbench with creative ideas for garage design and function.
Start from the outside working in
A garage is often larger than the size of an average room and often in a prominent position at the front of the house. As an attached or detached garage, it's going to have visual impact. Make an impression that gives your home street appeal and consider working with the top garage door professionals in Australia.
Garage innovation: Solid door, open sides
Instead of a walled garage, a slatted side garage gives an open-air effect for light and breezy airflow. Plus you don’t need to sacrifice security when your design includes a structural frame for a solid garage door like a Roller door, Sectional panel lift door, Tilt Door or a custom-built garage door. Find out what kind of garage door is best.
Custom made garage doors
Garage doors can have a big impact on your home's look as well as value so custom made garage doors can give your home the professional touch it deserves. You can configure windows, extra security features, special finishes and features when you plan ahead.
Be creative with garage doors
With so many ways you can configure garage doors – with glass panels, horizontal, vertical or diagonal slats, and special texture or colour finishes, it’s no surprise Architecture Design magazine reported these 7 buildings using garage doors in places you wouldn’t expect.
Talk to your architect or builder to see if a garage door might make an excellent entry to an outdoor entertaining area or add a dramatic feature to your home.
Adequate garage storage space?
Check the clearance areas between walls and where your car will be parked. Allow for cabinetry or shelving to keep sports gear and seasonal stuff out of the way as well as make a home for family heirlooms. Find a qualified joinery expert to create a unique storage solution for your new garage. Or select a specialist supplier for wardrobes and cabinets in your area for the latest, easy to install storage.
Multi-purpose garage potential
Think about all that space in your garage and how to use it when your car isn’t there. Allow for structural or interior modifications as part of your new home plan or build. Consider:
• Workshop fit-out
• Play area
• Storage – large or bulky
• Storage – seasonal
• Storage – wine cellar
• Man Cave potential
Wash-up or wet bar: Add a sink
For most hobbyists – mechanics, gardeners, artists, woodcrafters – a sink is essential, especially with access in a non-living area. A perfect garage addition is indoor plumbing to house a functional stainless steel sink and modern bench to expand your work area. And if garage work isn’t on your mind, a sink and fridge combination gives you an instant wet-bar.
Garage doors are just the start…
…of a beautiful friendship with a well-planned garage in your new home. Talk to your builder today or find a qualified home builder and developer in your area today.