Things you need in a custom built garage

June 16, 2022

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Designing and building a custom home means you get to make sure every aspect is designed to suit your needs. This includes common rooms like bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, etc., and also includes rooms that may not immediately come to mind, like a garage. Nowadays, garages are used for all types of storage, DIY projects, and even as a man cave. If you aren’t ready yet for the full-blown garage renovation project, here are our top three things to include in a custom garage:

1. Garage Heater

For us, Minnesotans, including a garage heater in our client’s garages is a must! Keeping your vehicles in a heated garage means no warming them up before you get in, saving fuel. If you plan on utilizing your garage for more than just parking your car and living in a colder climate, you’ll definitely want a garage heater. Freezing winter temperatures can make your garage unusable for anything besides getting in and out of your car.

2. Floor Drains

We recommend our clients include a floor drain or “trench” drain in their garages as a catch-all for preventing melting snow, wet cars, soaked raincoats and boots, and other sources of water from winding up on the garage floor. Without a drain, water puddles and sits on the floor until it evaporates or is wiped up.

3. Utility Sink

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When you add a utility sink to your garage, you can wash your hands and anything else you need to before entering your house. This is a great way of preventing dirt from coming into your home. A utility sink has become a catch-all for us after outdoor activities like planting the garden, washing our dog, cleaning the car, etc.

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