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?)
Also, I’d love it if people used this to show off their garages, ideas, and examples of dream garages
Here are some links to other threads that have interesting examples or info:
A few members had asked that I post some pictures of my garage condo, so here you go. My condo is part of Iron Gate Motor Condos which is in Naperville, Illinois (a western suburb of Chicago). It is a relatively new project and is modeled after the AutoMotoPlex in Minnesota. The project will...
Finally - garage location 1 of 3 is complete after over a year of construction. Moved in some of the cars this past weekend. Family collection that will be housed at 3 different locations within 10 minutes of each other. Here are a few picture of some of the cars that have made it to the garage...
Does anybody here have a garage car lift - AND are able to have the Mc on the bottom (dihedral doors)? I'd like to store a lessor used garage queen above my McLaren - but don't know if opening and closing the doors would be possible... If you do have one and can open/close your doors while...
Hey guys, I saw AM's thread and it got me motivated to finally upgrade my garage floor. I am starting this thread just as a reminder to me and also to keep all the info I have read lately in one place. If you guys have redone your garage floors then please post any comments pics etc...
Im finally getting around to working on my garage. Im looking for flooring ideas. We have a large size garage (Garage is 36' deep by 40' wide 1440 sqft) to work with so Im also getting bids on installing a drain so I can wash the cars without too much of a mess on the ground. I have seen a few...
Anyway, I’ll likely document my own journey here over some time, if there is an interest.
For my particular setup we plan on having 3 regularly used cars. His, hers, and a truck. I think our garage will have 6 car “slots”. 3 cars wide, 2 cars deep. That way the main cars can always get in and out with little hassle. I also figure we may have some specialty vehicles, off road vehicles, maybe a track car, bikes, over time. Add into the mix, I know I will get at least one lift so I can work on a car (simple service stuff like oil/filter—and maybe build my own kit car as a fun hobby like the SCG 008). But maybe it makes sense to get 6 lifts and boost storage up to 12 cars?
1) My first question is, if you were building your dream garage, how many car slots would you build, and how much room would you allocate beyond that for tools, shelving, storage, maybe even a bit of office space?| Also what is a good “size” for a car slot (ie how many feet length by depth per slot makes sense to be comfortable but not wasteful)?
I’m thinking whatever the size I need for the 3x2 car slots, maybe size the garage with another 25% more space for shelves, equipment, etc? Curious if some of you allocated too much or too little space to your garage for things other than cars and if there is a good rule of thumb here.
2) What lift systems do you guys like the most?
If I recall, McMedics prefer 2 post vs 4 post lifts to do work on, but was wondering if there is a consensus on the best kinds of lifts, or particular brand/model that people really like. I may have a large Raptor or CyberTruck and not sure if there are lifts that could accommodate them below, much less on top.
Thanks for any ideas/suggestions.