- Published: Sunday, 11 September 2016 18:53
- Written by Big Mike Parks
When it comes to talking about the garage some guys get that far away look in their eyes that speaks to all the things they wish they had so they could give their beloved auto the TLC it deserves. Other folks give the garage as a whole about as much thought as they give garage door openers, which is to say not much. For this assessment of the perfect garage we’re going to steer clear of the extremes and try to find a middle ground where the car enthusiast in the family will be as happy as the person who looks at the garage as nothing more than the place where they put unwanted stuff.
Building the Perfect Garage
When building the ideal garage you need to keep certain dimensions in mind at all times. They are:
- Overall width and depth: As a general rule anything less than 10 x 20 feet per car is going to be a bit tight and since we’re talking the ‘ideal’ garage here we’ll want to go a bit bigger than that to accommodate some of the extras we’re going to toss in later.
- Space between vehicles: In a 2 car garage it’s important to leave at least 3 feet between cars so there’s no chance of dings. In our ideal garage we’re going to plump that up to a minimum of 5 feet so that work can be done on one car without endangering the other.