In determining the right size for a garage, it is vital to determine how many vehicles one intends to put in it. Other than that, the garage may also be used in storing other kinds of items or equipment, in which case the garage would have to be built large enough to serve these purposes.
To figure out how large is a garage, one should first know what its layout would be. There are 3 basic garage layouts to choose from. The first is the single type, which measures 4.5 x 6 meters. The double type measures 6 x 6.5 meters. Lastly, the triple type measures 9 x 6.5 meters.
A 1-car garage’s standard measurements are 12 feet (wide) x 22 feet (depth). But to allow for more available space, it is advised to have the garage be as large as 14 x 28 feet, 16 x 20 feet, or 18 x 36 feet.
Usually, the basic measurements of a 2-car garage are approximately 20 x 20 feet. However, this would only be large enough to make room for the cars and provide some moving space, but not much room for storage space. It would then be recommended to go for 24 x 24 feet.
For a 3-car garage, the average measurements are around 32 x 24 feet. But while this may be large enough for regular-sized cars, it may not be able to accommodate for trucks or SUV’s, not to mention providing little moving and storage space. The recommended size for a 3-car garage should at least be 36 x 24 feet.
It is also important to consider how large the garage door should be. Since garage doors come in various sizes, one should take great care in choosing the type of door that is appropriate for their garage.
Single car doors are typically available in the following sizes: 8 (width) x 8 (height) feet, 9 x 8 feet, and 10 x 8 feet. There are also single car doors that come at 8 x 7 feet, 9 x 7 feet, and 10 x 7 feet.
Double car doors come in a number of sizes, such as 12 x 8 feet, 14 x 8 feet, 16 x 8 feet, 18 x 7 feet, and 18 x 8 feet. Other double car door sizes include 12 x 7 feet, 14 x 7 feet, and 16 x 7 feet.
There are also golf cart size doors available in the sizes of 4 x 8 feet, 5 x 6 feet, 5 x 7 feet, and 6 x 8 feet. It should be noted that the garage door sizes presented here are their general measurements. The actual measurements of manufactured garage doors may vary by several inches.