I’m in the process of building a new house and the main purpose for this house is to have a show garage. I’ll try to answer your questions but realize I’m not building the garage for utility and a workshop but more as a showcase.So I’m in the midst of designing my dream garage and was hoping to get some feed back/advice from others that have done the same. I initially have 2 questions, down below.
But I figured this might be a nice thread and knowledge repository of do’s and don’t for others over time.
If this thread grows I’ll turn it into an FAQ for suggestions that folks seem to agree on regarding a good garage design on things like:
- Garage door/opener systems
- Best flooring types
- Shelving/storage systems
- Work benches/stations
- Electrical facilities
- Temperature/environmental/HVAC/Filtration systems
- Water facilities/systems (eg indoor car wash/detailing?)
In light of that the house will have 2 garages. This first will be a regular 2 car garage for my wife and I for daily use. The second will be a show garage with a loft above that will serve as my office. I can comfortably put 6 cars in. Can probably squeeze in 8. We are not doing any lifts or work benches or tools as I want the space clean. There is a storage room where I can store all sorts of crap.
The 2 car garage will have a regular garage door but for the show garage we will be doing one of those glass sliders that you have in living rooms. We are going to motorize it so I can open it with a remote.
The entire space is going to be climate controlled so the cars will be in ac as my office is above. Now I have a glass wall between the garage and living area so when I’m sitting on my couch I can stare at my cars. And yes this is all wide approved. Because it’s somewhat connected, the flooring will be the same as the rest of the house- tile. So it’s a seamless floor from living area to garage to the back patio. No lifts as 8-10 cars total is more than enough but more I don’t want a cluttered look. Just outside the space I have a dedicated wash bay. Tried to make it part of garage but we didn’t have enough room as it’s on a hillside and we were encroaching our build envelope. Hope this helps and I can clarify anything if you need. Good luck designing the space.