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There are many things to take into consideration when you are trying to decide whether you should go for an attached or detached garage. Of course there are pros and cons to each, but there are other things to consider as well.
Here is a brief list of questions to ask yourself when trying to make up your mind:
Are there rules in your neighborhood dictating what you’re allowed to have?
What type of garage will best match the style and architecture of your home and your neighborhood?
How do you plan on using your garage?
How much can you afford to spend on a garage?
Convenience – The most obvious reason why you would want to have your garage attached to your home is for the shear convenience of it. Not having to walk long distances between your home and your vehicle is not just a luxury for some people, but an actual necessity.
It also eliminates having to trek through unfavorable weather conditions when coming and going from your home. An attached garage is the best way to attain a level of convenience by comparison.
Potential for Conversion – If you think that at some point you may opt to convert your garage into a comfortable living space and utilize it as a den, game room, additional bedroom, or whatever, you’re going to want to have an attached garage. You could still convert a detached garage, however, it will again be inconvenient to have to walk to another part of your property to get to it.
Costs – If costs are a concern then you will want to go for an attached garage because they require fewer materials since you will only need to build three walls instead of four. They are also a lot faster to build for the same reason which will translate into direct savings if you’re paying for a professional.
Safety and Hazards – Many experts actually tout detached garages for being safer than their attached counterparts. For example, cars in attached garages have been blamed in the past for deaths due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Attached garages have also been cite