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How much does a detached garage cost? | Detached garage home plans

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Jul 02, 2012 @ 14:07 PM

Cost Factors for a Detached Garage

Detached garage design ideas

The type of garage you choose is an important factor in your entire home's design. Garage style can determine the entire look and feel of your home's exterior. Garage size can also affect possibilities of floor plan layouts.

Common types of garages in Raleigh, NC new homes are:

How much does a detached garage cost? | Detached garage home plans

 - Front entry

 - Courtyard (the home and garage make an "L" shape)

 - Side entry (many North Carolina neighborhoods with an HOA will require side-entry garages)

 - Detached (detached garages can come in any shape and size - and are not limited by the layout of a floor plan)

Learn more about detached garages and their cost, below.

What factors determine the cost of a detached garage?

 - Square footage and size of building footprint

 - Number of stories

How much does a detached garage cost? | Detached garage home plans - Access to the garage - Walkway? Covered porch?  Covered and enclosed breezeway? 

- Concrete work - is additional driveway length required?  Is there driveway both to the main home and the detached garage?

 - What rooms are on the inside? Workshop station, bonus room above, secondary bathroom, etc.

 - What finishes and features are on the inside? Hardwood flooring, tile, type of trim, etc.

 - What exterior siding is used? (Brick will cost more than fiber cement, and stone will cost more than brick)

Detached and semi-detached garages are more expensive per square foot than their traditional counterparts.  A traditional garage shares walls with the home, does not require siding on all four sides, and does not require additional lot preparation.

Why Choose to Build a Detached Garage?

When there's a little more room in the budget, detached garages can be great places to spread out, with workshops, motorcycle/boat/RV storage, and entertainment options like pool houses or extra recreation rooms. 

A detached garage can also have a mother in law suite apartment built above it for extra living area, depending on the zoning of your lot. How much does a detached garage cost? | Detached garage home plans

For example, the custom home featured in this article includes a detached garage with:

 - 654 heated sq ft

 - Second story game room

 - First story bath with shower (intended for future pool use)

 - Two entrances from the backyard - one single and one double French door entry

 - Location for future second story deck

Stanton Homes can provide a complete cost estimate for your new custom home with detached garage.  If you don't already have a floor plan in mind, we'll help you find the right one, or even design/build just for you. 

Learn more about different garage styles available in Raleigh, NC new homes:

Raleigh New Home Trends | How to Choose a Garage Style 

Courtyard Entry Garages | Raleigh New Home Trends 2012

2012 Raleigh New Home Trends | Side Entry Garage Homes

2012 New Home Exterior Trends - Simplicity of Design

What Rooms are Buyers Asking For? | New Home Design Trends

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Front Entry Garages | Raleigh New Home Trends

Posted by Penny Hull on Thu, Feb 09, 2012 @ 06:02 AM

New Home Trends - Front Entry Garage Home Plans

Raleigh New Home Garage Styles

 

Need help deciding if a front entry garage is right for your North Carolina custom home? Here are some of the pros and cons of a front facing garage, to help you decide.

Why should you choose a front entry garage floor plan?

- Front exterior can be dressed up with specialty garage doors (such as a carriage style)Raleigh Floor Plans | Front Entry Garage, stone or brick accents, decorative glass, light mountings and more.

- Front entries require less driveway square footage (which means a lower cost in materials and labor).

- Front entry garage homes can generally fit on smaller lots.

- Homes with front entry garages usually don't have windows in the garage, which can save some cost.

 

Why shouldn't you choose a front entry garage floor plan?

Raleigh Floor Plans | Front Entry Garage

- The neighborhood in which you want to build may not allow a front entry garage.

- Some homebuyers prefer the garage to be completely out of sight.

- The home may have a less "polished" exterior, with prominent garage doors and fewer windows.

Watch a video tour of the home pictured here - The Coventry

Prefer a front entry garage? 

Raleigh front entry garage home plans are available in a wide range of square feet, with one and two story options.  Browse floor plan options here.

Have a floor plan you love, but want to convert it into a front-facing garage home, or need a front entry garage because of your lot restrictions? No two Stanton Homes are the same. Our design team expands your options to fit your lifestyle with a look and feel you’ll love. Ask us about design/build options or get help finding a floor plan.

More Garage and Home Exterior Design Trends:

How to Choose a Garage Style 

Courtyard Entry Garages

Side Entry Garage Homes

New Home Exterior Style Photos

 

 Contact Stanton Homes for floor plan ideas, to get a new home cost estimate, or find out more about building a custom home in North Carolina.

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Courtyard Entry Garages | Raleigh New Home Trends

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Feb 06, 2012 @ 09:02 AM

Raleigh Custom Home Trends - Courtyard Entry Garages

Floor Plans with a Courtyard Entry Garage

Wondering what kind of garage style is best for your Raleigh custom home?  Here are the pros and cons of choosing a Courtyard Style garage.   

Why should you choose a courtyard entry garage floor plan?

Courtyard Garage | Courtyard Garage Floor Plans | Courtyard Garage Homes Raleigh

- Courtyard garages create an automatic set-back for the home, with space for kids to play safely away from the road

- Courtyard garages allow for an attractive front exterior with additional windows possible

 

Watch a video tour of the home pictured here - The Worthington.

  

Why shouldn't you choose a courtyard entry garage floor plan?

- Courtyard garages can limit front yard grassy areas

- A courtyard garage home is usually a little more "spread out", which may result in a slightly higher cost per square foot compared to a traditional "stacked" home

- Courtyard garages may require extra care in choosing a lot to allow for a deeper home foundation.

Courtyard Garage | Courtyard Garage Floor Plans | Courtyard Garage Homes Raleigh

A courtyard garage home can be extremely attractive - and it's just a quick hop from the driveway to the front door.   

Courtyard entry garage home plans are available in a wide range of square feet, with one and two story options.  Browse Floor Plans - Custom Homes in Raleigh.

Have a floor plan you love, but want to add a courtyard garage? No two Stanton Homes are the same. Our design team expands your options to fit your lifestyle with a look and feel you’ll love. Ask us about design/build options or get help finding a floor plan.

 

Read about other garage and home exterior style trends:

Front Entry Garage Homes - Why Choose a Front Entry Garage?

Side Entry Garage Homes - Benefits and Costs

Custom Home Exterior Styles - Pictures of Raleigh New Homes

Porches, Decks, and Coverings - Video Tour

Custom Home Trends - Screen Porch Special Features

How much does a detached garage cost?

Contact Stanton Homes for floor plan ideas, to get a new home cost estimate, or find out more about building a custom home in North Carolina.

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New Home Trends | How to Choose a Garage Style

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Jan 18, 2012 @ 09:01 AM

Top 5 Types of Garages for New Homes

How to Choose a Garage Style for your Raleigh New Home 

Considering design ideas for your new home?  One of the first things you'll notice is the location of the garage.  What's best for your lifestyle, and your budget?  Find out more about side entry, front entry, rear entry, courtyard and detached garage styles here.

Side Entry Garage | Side Garage Floor Plans | Garage on Side of Home

 

Side Entry Garages

Side entry garages are most commonly found in custom new homes in the Raleigh area.

Side entry garages:

- offer an attractive front exterior with a more "polished" feel

- Usually require additional windows on the front exterior (may add cost compared to a front entry garage)

- Require more driveway space (will add cost compared to a front entry garage)

 

Watch a video tour of the side entry garage home pictured here - The Brogan.

 

 

Front Entry Garage | Front Garage Floor Plans | Front Facing Garage Photos

 Front Entry Garages

Front entry garages are most commonly found in production new homes in the Raleigh area.

Front entry garages:

- Can be dressed up with carriage style garage doors, stone or brick accents, decorative glass, light mountings, and more 

- Require less driveway space

- Can fit on smaller lots

 

Watch a video tour of the front entry garage home pictured here - The Azalea Park.

 

Courtyard Entry GaragesCourtyard Garage | Courtyard Garage Floor Plans | Courtyard Garage Homes Raleigh 

Courtyard garages are more rare, and featured most commonly in new custom homes.

Courtyard garages:

- Create an automatic set-back for the home, with space for kids to play safely

- Have an attractive front exterior with additional windows possible

- May require extra care in choosing a home lot

- Are usually a little less cost effective to build, but make up for the cost in character and charm. 

Watch a video tour of the courtyard garage home pictured here - The Worthington.

 

Rear Entry Garages 

A rear entrance garage can be suitable for some homebuyers.

A rear entry garage:

- Is usually offered when there is access to the rear of the lot, common in long, narrow lots with alley or street access at rear. 

- Is completely out of site from front of home.

- Is usually found in a long and narrow home (think Charleston style)

Detached or Semi-Detached Garages 

Some homebuyers would prefer their garage not be attached to their Raleigh new home.

Detached and Semi-Detached Garages:

- Are usually the least cost effective garage (instead of sharing walls and roof with the home, a separate structure is required)

- Require a larger lot with plenty of room for two buildings.

- Can be "greener", as garage fumes are far away from living areas

- have higher cost for any living area over the garage.  No materials are shared with the home, and a separate staircase is required. 

Find samples of many different garage styles here:  Browse Floor Plans - Custom Homes in Raleigh.

Have a floor plan you love, but want to add a courtyard or other custom style garage? No two Stanton Homes are the same. Our design team expands your options to fit your lifestyle with a look and feel you’ll love. Ask us about design/build options or get help finding a floor plan.

 

Side Entry Garage Pictures | Side Entry Garage House Plans | Side Entry Garage Floor Plans

How much does a detached garage cost?

Browse Floor Plans - Custom Homes in Raleigh

Custom Home Exterior Styles - Pictures of Raleigh New Homes

Porches, Decks, and Coverings - Video Tour

Custom Home Trends - Screen Porch Special Features

 

Watch a video tour of the home pictured here - The Bakersfield.

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