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floridamastercraft
05-28-2007, 09:00 PM
Wife and I are looking at maybe getting a new house.... and we are looking at house that are 3300 to 4000 sqft homes but most only have 3 car garages that are only 22 deep x 30 wide or even a 2 car garage... most of the homes as land that I can build another 1 or 2 car garage but I just have a hard time with this since my house I have now as a 20 x 28 garage and the house is 2300 sqft but no land to build another one...

So what is your house sqft vs garage.....

If I had my way it would be a 6-8 car garage... but wife thinks it is ok just to have a 3 and no more and says what do i need that for??? sports car, boat, bikes, etc.... :D

tex
05-28-2007, 09:07 PM
3200 sq foot home. 2 1/2 car garage with the half added in depth. My 197 fits nice!

betsy&david Harrison
05-28-2007, 09:09 PM
All the men I know need at least a 4 car garage!

JimN
05-28-2007, 09:35 PM
I have a friend in AZ who did it right. 1250 sq ft house with a 2400 sq ft attached garage, 850 sq ft loft on two acres. He has a really nice lift in the floor (not on it) with foot controls and 14'-6" clear at the ridge.

Maristar210
05-28-2007, 10:14 PM
You need a 44 x 28 extended size garage with one large door. The house? 1200 SF shack would do me if you were on the water.................

Leroy
05-28-2007, 10:23 PM
6200sqft and 4 car garage, but the garage isn't deep enough for the boat. If I build again I want a garage with at least 28-35ft of depth and pull through.

BrianM
05-29-2007, 09:04 AM
My wife and I are working on plans right now to build our house next year. It is going to be 2400-2500 living area with a 24x34 or 816 sq ft (oversize 3 car) attached garage. I will have the ability to build an additional detached garage/shop later if money allows. Currently we live in a 1350 sq ft house with a 10 x20 single car garage. Fortunately my boat lives in storage at the lake. My '70 Bronco gets the garage so that leaves our daily drivers in the driveway.:( Having the oversize three car will allow everything a place inside with enough workspace around the perimiter.

#47of100TeamMC
05-29-2007, 09:25 AM
We just build our home last year. a little over 3,000 sq feet of finished space. Garage is 3 car just over `1,000 sq feet. (36x30deep) plans for another detached 1200 sq feet (30x40)garage in the next few years hopefully. Should have made the attached 4 car. but oh well. we can just squeek the boat, truck, car, mower, bikes, shelving, and a beer fridge in.

bigmac
05-29-2007, 09:27 AM
Here in Minnesota, there is a significant need for rolling stock suitable for multiple seasons. Generous garage and workshop storage space is mandatory for storage of the tractors, snow removal equipment, lawn equipment, quads, snowmobiles, motorcycles, boats and associated water equipment (tubes take up a lot of space) as well as heated and insulated space to repair and maintain them. I have 2500 sq feet of non-attached space in two separate buildings for heated storage, cold storage, and workshop...and I need more. And that doesn't even take into account where to keep the 8 different trailers of various types that I have to keep somewhere.

Fortunately, my wife is OK with boarding the horses off-site:D .

dichdoc
05-29-2007, 09:39 AM
3,400 sq ft house with attached 3 car at 28' x 40' and plans out to bid for a 30x60 with an apt over it! Build it twice as big as you think you need and it will be full in a year! TB

bucky
05-29-2007, 09:59 AM
2300 ft house, 1800 ft garage, 600 ft barn, 120 ft shed.
I looked at the garage (30x60) when I moved in and said "I'll NEVER be able to fill this up!" After 6 years I can't walk through it without climbing over crap.

djhuff
05-29-2007, 12:54 PM
getting ready to build, 2500 heated square feet, garage has 2 bays, with one of them 46' deep. The boat will fit in when attached to the excursion. To leave for the lake is to start the car and GOOOOO.

milkmania
05-29-2007, 12:59 PM
getting ready to build, 2500 heated square feet, garage has 2 bays, with one of them 46' deep. The boat will fit in when attached to the excursion. To leave for the lake is to start the car and GOOOOO.

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bucky
05-29-2007, 01:10 PM
All the men I know need at least a 4 car garage!
3 cars, 1 boat, 1 tractor, and a fire truck. For 2 licensed drivers.

chudson
05-29-2007, 02:07 PM
Just a thought but height is nice also for work or to store!!!!

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Willski
05-29-2007, 02:11 PM
House 1400 sq. feet, although the basement is in process which will add another 8-900. Garage is about 480, but I am adding a detached 24 x 28 to total my garage space to about 1150.

catmandu
05-29-2007, 03:19 PM
Always look to see if you can turn a builder's standard three car into a long two car, which would fit the boat nicely.

And for detached buildings, put a door front and back if you can. Drive thru beats the snot out of backing in. Saves on fender repais, too! :o

6ballsisall
05-29-2007, 03:50 PM
3650 sq ft. house & 1500 sq ft. garage. Only complaints I have is the carriage door width. All 3 stalls are 91" wide.......didn't think about that when we bought the house. :rolleyes:

GNA001
05-29-2007, 09:02 PM
1800 sq ft house. 3,000 square ft toy box with 14' side walls and front/back doors. I never have to back my boat in and the tower stays up all the time.

Roonie's
05-29-2007, 09:24 PM
house is 5000 sq ft and 3 car garage (3 seperate doors) all 30' deep. All garage stalls also have 11" ceilings. So it is a 40' x 30' attached garage built in 2006.

Workin' 4 Toys
05-29-2007, 11:48 PM
All the men I know need at least a 4 car garage!
It's a good thing you said at least!!:D

Workin' 4 Toys
05-29-2007, 11:49 PM
If I had my way it would be a 6-8 car garage... but wife thinks it is ok just to have a 3 and no more and says what do i need that for??? sports car, boat, bikes, etc.... :D
6 or 8 sounds great......GO WITH IT....

lakes Rick
05-30-2007, 03:50 AM
Well, when I was looking for my batchelor pad ( 10 years ago) I had the same problem.. I did not want another big house, but the only 3 car garages came with big houses..

Built one.. 1700' house w/ 1500' garage... Garage has a full functioning urinal on the wall.. Amazingly stupid questions out of females when they see it.. Last girlfriend came over ( linda #2) and just shook her head.. "Guess your not leaving this place" she said..

djhuff
05-30-2007, 07:39 AM
Well, when I was looking for my batchelor pad ( 10 years ago) I had the same problem.. I did not want another big house, but the only 3 car garages came with big houses..

Built one.. 1700' house w/ 1500' garage... Garage has a full functioning urinal on the wall.. Amazingly stupid questions out of females when they see it.. Last girlfriend came over ( linda #2) and just shook her head.. "Guess your not leaving this place" she said..

NIIIICE. The house I'm getting ready to build has a full basement with 12' ceilings... Which is going to become the MAN room. I hope to be able to get a urinal in the bathroom too.

onewheat
05-31-2007, 01:02 AM
House is around 4000 sq ft (I forget, but who cares anyway), not including finished basement. I have 1800 sq ft of attached garage, which is the whole reason we bought the house. It's almost impossible to find or build that much garage in a subdivision (have kids, need other kids to play with close by) around here. We have too much house and are out of garage space already. The neighbors all questioned our need for that much garage, but as you drive around at night, there are many nice cars parked in the driveways and a lot of bicycles, Fisher Price cars and other crap filling the garages. Why would anyone want to have that much garage?

bret
05-31-2007, 06:06 AM
mine is 3200 sq ft, honestly, we use about 2600 of it. I have a 24 x 32 garage. It's really a three car garage, as I have cabinets and work bench up front, otherwise I could get all four cars in but 2 cars and my 190 are no problem.

If I was building (my wife and I are talking but I HATE moving)...
Plan for a lift - you will not regret it, two post asymmetrical arms
Plan for a bench, tool box, refrigerator and freezer space which do NOT take up car/work space.
Plan for heater, sink, ice maker etc and put a drain in the floor
If you have a really nice car/toy - and kids with bikes etc, erect a small partition in that "bay" to avoid unfortunate "sorry Daddy".

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kids can play on the one section of carpet in the winter time - it was free, what could I do.