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Important Things to Consider When Building a Garage

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Category: Home Accessories
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Retro Yellow Garage DesignGarage has played an important part in our daily life. It serves as the home for our vehicles, protecting them from heat and rain, and also making sure that they are safe from thieves. In addition, some home owners also use garage as a mini workshop. They store various tools and machines and also do a lot of things there.

If you plant to build a garage, here are the tips you need to consider:

Location
There is no set of rules about the ideal location for a garage. All are adjusted to the condition of the house and your comfort. When you choose the location for the garage, make sure you won’t find any difficulty in putting the vehicles in and out of the space.

Size
Size is the most important thing you need to consider when building a garage. The garage size should be in accordance with the vehicles size. For a car, make sure that your garage  s at least as wide as the car with the doors open.

In addition, the garage size should be adjusted to the function of the garage itself. If it is to store vehicles, then you can determine the size by considering the vehicles size. Yet, if you want to use the garage to store appliances too, then you should consider the appliances size as well.

Floor
Make sure  you choose floor that is not slippery because a garage will deal with spills of water or oil. If you use the slippery ceramic for this, then it may injure you or other people stepping on it. In addition, do not choose wooden floor because it will absorb soil so that it is difficult to clean. Also, wooden floor will not be as strong as other floor materials.

Air circulation
Considering the air circulation is very necessary to ensure your health and safety inside the garage. If your garage does not have adequate air circulation, then the exhaust gas from the vehicles will accumulate in the garage and might harm you. Make sure you have windows to smooth the air flow, even when you work in a garage with the door closed. Or, to make sure that your garage has good air circulation, you can make use of an exhaust fan.

Door
Nowadays there are several types of garage doors available on markets such as folding door, up and down rolling door, slideway rolling door, and some which are equipped with remote control. Many people choose folding door because it is easy to install, simple, and not noisy.

Driveway
It is suggested that you have a driveway or a special path leading to the garage, especially if your front yard is still not covered (soil). With the presence of the driveway, your car will not be dirty due to mud during the rainy season.

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