So many of your valuable, and not so valuable, possessions are stored in your garage. Everything from your car all the way to your children's 4th grade report cards. It's amazing how much stuff is able to fit in there, sometimes in a not-so orderly format. If you currently don't have a garage, but don't have the space or budget to build a traditional attached garage, you should definitely check out prefab garage kits. This is an affordable, quick, and durable option to building an attached garage.

Garage Kit Style

You know you want to add a garage to your home, a prefab garage to be specific. That's the first important step. Now you have to decide which style you like the most and what will fit with your home's overall design. There is a wide range of styles and designs to choose from, but if you're unable to choose one, you can always have one custom built for you. It does cost a little more, but you get exactly what you want. Their designers will go through templates to base it off of if you have absolutely no idea what you're looking for. Heck, you can even have one made entirely out of wood or select a steel garage kit if you like them.


Now this is part can get a little tricky. Do you want to spend a couple of extra dollars and order a finished, pre-assembled garage or do you want to save money and but a pre-cut kit that you put together yourself. But don't worry if you go the pre-cut route. You'll have a really detailed set of instructions to put everything together. It will literally lead you step-by-step on how to put all of the pieces together. But, if you're mechanically inclined, you can always hire a contractor to put it together for you in half the time (and bruises) it would've taken you to do it.

Building Your Garage Kit

Contrary to popular belief, putting prefab garage kits together is pretty straight-forward and simple. It takes a couple of days to complete if you get a couple of friends and family to help. Every task is broken down systematically in the easy-to-follow instructions, which makes it even easier to assemble garage building kits.

If you don't want to hassle with putting it together yourself, call a technician and have them do it for you. It will add to the purchase price of the garage kit, but it will save you a lot of time.

Home Preparation

It's important that you choose a location that is easily accessible from not only your home, but also the road. More than likely, you'll have to pave your driveway leading from the sidewalk up to the garage unit. That's why it's important not to pick a location to far away from the road. It will cost significantly more money to pave a longer driveway to your garage unit.

Before you do anything, make sure to get your building permits. You won't be able to legally build your garage on your property without it. Your garage kit needs to fit within your jurisdictions building codes, so make sure your manufacturer guarantees the measurements and will make adjustments to it if they're needed.

Garage Kit Uses

Like I mentioned earlier, you can use your garage for more than just parking your vehicle. You can convert to extra living space, use it as workshop, or even a home gym. Just to be on the safe side, wire it so that you have electricity and also insulate it if you ever decide to use it as something other than a place to park your car in the future.