How to Design a Garage

A garage can be a significant visual  impact to the presentation of a home. Typically, we try to move the garage doors to the side of the house in order to design windows well and  “dress up”  the garage doors. (Check out this article for more ideas.)

In this house, the garage doors were definitely a problem and super ugly. One was recessed in and the other had been removed at some point and replaced with siding. Like I said, super ugly! Several issues have also come into play with this house as well – wetland and shoreland permitting, variance for lot coverage and conservation commission requirements. All of this has resulted in the deck being located above the garage.

What do you think about the deck of this raised ranch becoming the carport and entrance to the garage?


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