When you plan your new home, it might be a good time to make some decisions that could save you money in the future. The Braewood Design Team have many suggestions to save you energy and money. Last week we mentioned double glazed windows, orientation of your home, energy saving appliances, solar panels and so on.
Most new homes have their garages facing the front street and the garage is integrated into the frontal aspect of the home. As many homes have over 20% of their frontage as a garage door, it is important to make the right choice. Your garage door needs to complement the style, look and colour of the home façade you have chosen.
Garages seem to be a part of the house plan that gets less thought than all the other rooms. It shouldn’t – the garage plays a fairly big role in the family home. The size of the garage you need (the realistic size) depends on the role you want it to play and how that can be fitted into the house plan you are designing with your Custom Builder. If you build with a volume builder, the garage on the plan is the garage you get, making changes after the plans are complete is a very expensive option.