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Tips for Creating Your Dream Garage in 2024

Building a home for the first time requires extensive planning. From the architecture and the layout of rooms to the luxury amenities and finer design details, everything matters. Most people first think about the kitchen and bathrooms. But another important aspect that shouldn’t be overlooked while building your dream home? The garage. Gone are the days of cluttered garages, filled with old items, dirt, and dust!

This is not just a parking lot – your family will likely be in and out of this space every day. It’s an extension of your home, a key part of your living experience, and an opportunity to achieve your dream outdoor/indoor space where you can store yard items, auto equipment, or call it your “Man Cave”. 

Not only does our garage protect valuable investments (our vehicles) from the elements, damage, or theft, but it also plays a crucial role in increasing the functionality, aesthetic, and the value of your house. If someone in your family is a gearhead or handy with tools, don’t overlook the garage! This is your chance to create the perfect workspace & auto shop for organizing outdoor essentials, keeping tools in order, and having your own man cave (or “she shed”).

The TLCH team explores more, read on…

Why Design a Luxury Garage?

If your custom garage is planned thoughtfully, it can become a crucial part of your new house. Carefully planned garage spaces can be used in a variety of ways, such as working on projects, tinkering with tools, utilizing smart storage space, or spending time with friends.

When you make the best use of every square foot of your property, you create more areas to enjoy life and meet your family’s needs! As the North Shore’s leading custom home builder, Tom Len Custom Homes understands the importance of maximizing every space on your property and how each room can significantly impact your lifestyle. 

It’s our goal to create a home that supports your desires and unique preferences! In a family where there is a gearhead, a tool freak, or such one person requiring space to manage and keep outdoor items, a garage would serve not only as the perfect place to keep the vehicle but also other benefits.

Are you building a new home for the first time, or thinking about embarking on a luxury remodel? Tom Len explores how the right garage can transform your home, making it a functional and enjoyable space for everyone…

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The Many Ways a Custom Garage Adds Value to Your Home and Quality of Life

A dream garage isn’t just a practical addition; it’s an investment that can greatly improve the value and functionality of your household. Here are some key benefits:

Enhanced Organization: Keep tools, outdoor equipment, and seasonal items neatly organized and easily accessible.

Dedicated Workspace: A luxury garage provides a dedicated area for hobbies and projects such as woodworking, car repairs, and more.

Increased Home Value: Garage can therefore easily increase the overall value of your home as long as it is well designed.

Personalized Space: Design the garage in such a way that it will suit your requirements and style! Need an extra space to entertain friends or watch the big game in style?

Vehicle Protection: Protect your vehicles from the harsh weather conditions, which can cause damage to your cars and increase their lifespan.

Key Considerations When Building a Custom Garage

When planning your customized garage, there are certain factors that you should consider to ensure the perfect end result! Here are some essential design and practicality questions to think about before starting the blueprints for your new build or renovations:

1) What are your goals for using this space?

It is necessary to decide whether the main purpose is going to be storage of vehicles, a working garage, or garage-utility space.

2) How many vehicles need to fit into the garage?

 The number of cars, bicycles, or any other type of vehicle that you intend to park.

3) Attached vs. Detached?

Decide whether you prefer the garage attached to your home for convenience or detached for more flexibility and potential space.

4) Do you have any design preferences?

Consider the architectural style of the garage, the shape of the roof, and the overall design to complement the exterior of your house.

Answering these questions will give you an overview of how your custom garage looks and what purposes it would fulfill.

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A Few Benefits of Creating Your Dream Garage

There are countless benefits to having a customized garage build just for your family:

Increased Home Value

Any custom garage that has been well-planned will definitely add to the value and aesthetic appeal of your home. You are free to design the space exactly how you want it, from the layout to the finishes.

Personalized Workspace

If you are also looking for a functional garage space for a car or any other maintenance, woodworking, or any kind of handy work, then you can customize your garage area as per your requirements.

Organization and Storage

A custom garage gives way for smart storage solutions for tools, equipment, and outdoor essentials to keep everything in order and easily accessible.

Enhanced Aesthetics

A custom garage also adds to the beauty of your home and its architecture so you will have a great first impression when you open your door to guests or visitors. Moreover, climate control, insulation, and other ergonomically designed aspects enhance the comfort of the working conditions.

Multipurpose Space

Besides being used as a place where people store their cars, a custom garage can also be used as a man cave, hobby room, or even as another room in the house. That is why the versatility of use requires you to have a unique garage for your house.

Design Aspects of Your Custom Garage

Do you have any specific design preferences or visions? When designing your custom garage, think about the following exterior and interior design elements:

  • Windows: Select windows that allow natural lighting and proper airflow without posing any security risks. Skylights are another good idea that can be used in the work area in order to provide more light.
  • Doors: Choose high-quality, insulated garage doors that offer easy access and add to the overall aesthetics of the building.
  • Shape and Size: Ideally, a garage should be large enough to accommodate your cars, tools, and other work-related requirements.
  • Lighting: To ensure that the interior lighting is sufficient, install overhead lights, task or table lights, and natural light sources to make the space bright enough and efficient.
  • Flooring: Choose flooring materials that are long-lasting, waterproof, and easy to clean, such as epoxy-coated concrete or interlocking tiles.

Special Features for a Versatile Garage

You can maximize the versatility of your custom garage when you include the following elements:

  • Workbench: Build a sturdy, spacious workbench for tools and handy work and bring out all your creative craftsmanship.
  • Smart Storage Solutions: Install additional cabinets, shelves, and pegboards to accommodate outdoor items such as hoses, trimmers, auto items, fishing and hunting equipment, hiking and biking tools, etc.
  • Tool Organization: Crate separate sections for power tools, hand tools, and specialized equipment.
  • Outdoor Essentials: Provide areas for storage of items that are usually taken outside, like bicycles, lawnmowers, sports equipment, etc. It is also important to install hooks, racks, and bins so that one can easily find what they’re looking for.
  • Man Cave Essentials: Comfortable seating, entertainment systems, mini fridge stocked with drinks, and themed decor to create a relaxing retreat over the weekends.
  • Smart Technology: Include aspects like Bluetooth surround sound, innovative home security/alarm systems, a smart TV with your favorite apps, and automated motion-sense lighting!

Designing Your Dream Custom Garage with TLCH

Feeling inspired? Whether you’re planning a new build or luxury renovations, our team is here to help you take your garage visions from concept to reality! Let’s design a custom garage space that captures the aesthetic of your home and your family’s personality.

Whether you’d love a special room for your favorite hobby, want to provide an aesthetically pleasing room to shelter your vehicles, or would like to design the ultimate hangout space, we’d love to craft the perfect luxury garage for you! At TLCH, we specialize in creating stunning custom homes and unique garages that meet the highest standards of quality and design.

Experience the epitome of luxury living with Tom Len, where your dream home awaits…

Ready to transform your garage?
Contact the TLCH team to get started: (847) 205-9200
Tom Len Custom Homes proudly serves the following areas in Chicago’s North Shore: Northfield, Glenview, Glencoe, Deerfield, Wilmette, Winnetka, Highland Park, and Riverwoods.
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