average two car garage size

average two car garage size

Average Two Car Garage Size

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo bevangel_i_h8_h0uzz Not sure that there is a “best size” but I do know that most garages on builder’s plans, in spec houses, and on the plans available online are way tooooo small. Typically I think they’re often just 20×20. Not sure a full sized SUV would even fit in one. At a bare minimum, you need at least two feet of clear space in front and behind the longest vehicle you ever plan to drive so measure or look up that length and add 4 ft then go up from there. Obviously, if you drive an SUV or extended cab pickup with a full bed, you’re going to need a longer garage than if you drive a Ford Fiesta. Widthwise, at a BARE minimum, you need two feet between the two cars and two feet on each side. Because all vehicles have to drive in the same lanes, car widths don’t tend to vary nearly as much as lengths. Still, there is some variation so again, it depends on the width of the cars you drive. Then, if you plan to add any storage shelves at the front or sides of your cars, add additional length/width for that. And, if you think you or someone in your family might ever be wheelchair bound, it makes sense to make the garage a bit wider to accommodate the chair. The two-bay section of our garage is 25ft wide by 23ft deep and I figured that would be plenty big enough because we have a third garage bay that was supposed to be for all the stuff that winds up getting stored in the garage and because DH and I always choose to drive smaller cars or a small pickup – currently a Toyota Tacoma. (We don’t even like it when we rent a compact car and the rental agent insists on giving us a free upgrade to a midsize because they don’t have any compacts in stock!) Well, if I had it to do over again, I’d make the garage another foot or another two deeper. It is plenty wide enough but DH decided (over my LOUD protests) to put some 18 inch deep metal shelves all along the front wall for storage so that he could have more space in the third bay for “woodworking.” Now we have to pull our Toyota Tacoma pickup almost right up against the metal shelving to have room enough to walk around the back bumper when the garage door is closed. Grrr. Well, at least we CAN still get both vehicles into the garage and get in and out of them without getting car-grime all over our clothing. LOL! I think 16′ and 18′ are pretty much standard double garage door widths and I’d definitely go with the 18′ wide. (We got 8′ wide single doors and while they are plenty wide enough, I think a single 16ft wide door would force you to park your two vehicles too close together for comfort. Hope this helps. Like Bookmark June 28, 2012 at 7:59PM
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Average Two Car Garage Size

bevangel_i_h8_h0uzz Not sure that there is a “best size” but I do know that most garages on builder’s plans, in spec houses, and on the plans available online are way tooooo small. Typically I think they’re often just 20×20. Not sure a full sized SUV would even fit in one. At a bare minimum, you need at least two feet of clear space in front and behind the longest vehicle you ever plan to drive so measure or look up that length and add 4 ft then go up from there. Obviously, if you drive an SUV or extended cab pickup with a full bed, you’re going to need a longer garage than if you drive a Ford Fiesta. Widthwise, at a BARE minimum, you need two feet between the two cars and two feet on each side. Because all vehicles have to drive in the same lanes, car widths don’t tend to vary nearly as much as lengths. Still, there is some variation so again, it depends on the width of the cars you drive. Then, if you plan to add any storage shelves at the front or sides of your cars, add additional length/width for that. And, if you think you or someone in your family might ever be wheelchair bound, it makes sense to make the garage a bit wider to accommodate the chair. The two-bay section of our garage is 25ft wide by 23ft deep and I figured that would be plenty big enough because we have a third garage bay that was supposed to be for all the stuff that winds up getting stored in the garage and because DH and I always choose to drive smaller cars or a small pickup – currently a Toyota Tacoma. (We don’t even like it when we rent a compact car and the rental agent insists on giving us a free upgrade to a midsize because they don’t have any compacts in stock!) Well, if I had it to do over again, I’d make the garage another foot or another two deeper. It is plenty wide enough but DH decided (over my LOUD protests) to put some 18 inch deep metal shelves all along the front wall for storage so that he could have more space in the third bay for “woodworking.” Now we have to pull our Toyota Tacoma pickup almost right up against the metal shelving to have room enough to walk around the back bumper when the garage door is closed. Grrr. Well, at least we CAN still get both vehicles into the garage and get in and out of them without getting car-grime all over our clothing. LOL! I think 16′ and 18′ are pretty much standard double garage door widths and I’d definitely go with the 18′ wide. (We got 8′ wide single doors and while they are plenty wide enough, I think a single 16ft wide door would force you to park your two vehicles too close together for comfort. Hope this helps. Like Bookmark June 28, 2012 at 7:59PM
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Average Two Car Garage Size

bevangel_i_h8_h0uzz Not sure that there is a “best size” but I do know that most garages on builder’s plans, in spec houses, and on the plans available online are way tooooo small. Typically I think they’re often just 20×20. Not sure a full sized SUV would even fit in one. At a bare minimum, you need at least two feet of clear space in front and behind the longest vehicle you ever plan to drive so measure or look up that length and add 4 ft then go up from there. Obviously, if you drive an SUV or extended cab pickup with a full bed, you’re going to need a longer garage than if you drive a Ford Fiesta. Widthwise, at a BARE minimum, you need two feet between the two cars and two feet on each side. Because all vehicles have to drive in the same lanes, car widths don’t tend to vary nearly as much as lengths. Still, there is some variation so again, it depends on the width of the cars you drive. Then, if you plan to add any storage shelves at the front or sides of your cars, add additional length/width for that. And, if you think you or someone in your family might ever be wheelchair bound, it makes sense to make the garage a bit wider to accommodate the chair. The two-bay section of our garage is 25ft wide by 23ft deep and I figured that would be plenty big enough because we have a third garage bay that was supposed to be for all the stuff that winds up getting stored in the garage and because DH and I always choose to drive smaller cars or a small pickup – currently a Toyota Tacoma. (We don’t even like it when we rent a compact car and the rental agent insists on giving us a free upgrade to a midsize because they don’t have any compacts in stock!) Well, if I had it to do over again, I’d make the garage another foot or another two deeper. It is plenty wide enough but DH decided (over my LOUD protests) to put some 18 inch deep metal shelves all along the front wall for storage so that he could have more space in the third bay for “woodworking.” Now we have to pull our Toyota Tacoma pickup almost right up against the metal shelving to have room enough to walk around the back bumper when the garage door is closed. Grrr. Well, at least we CAN still get both vehicles into the garage and get in and out of them without getting car-grime all over our clothing. LOL! I think 16′ and 18′ are pretty much standard double garage door widths and I’d definitely go with the 18′ wide. (We got 8′ wide single doors and while they are plenty wide enough, I think a single 16ft wide door would force you to park your two vehicles too close together for comfort. Hope this helps.

Average Two Car Garage Size

Average Two Car Garage Size
Average Two Car Garage Size
Average Two Car Garage Size
Average Two Car Garage Size

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