- Published: Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:24
- Written by Big Mike Parks
People today just take it for granted that the garage is going to be part of the house, but it wasn’t always so. The practice of incorporating the garage into the house first gained widespread acceptance in the post-World War II years. Prior to that garages still typically emulated the carriage houses of old and were set apart from the main house. They often had apartments over them that were rented out as well. After about 1950 though, with the rise of the suburbs and commuter culture, architects brought the car home and that’s where it’s (mostly) stayed ever since. In this post we’re going to look at the advantages and disadvantages of making the garage part of the house.