What Type of Building Do You Need?
A personal garage or workshop doesn’t have to be just a daydream. With some research and planning, you could construct a facility on your property within weeks. So let’s get started. First things first, what type of metal building do you need, and what’s the difference between a garage and a workshop?
Maybe You Need a Combination Space
Sometimes a garage and a workshop are one in the same. If a home auto shop is what you have in mind, you might design your shop layout to get the best of both worlds – the space of a garage and the personal touch of a workshop.
Survey Results and Recommended Building Sizes
Our metal garages page is by far the most popular resource page on our website, followed up closely by our workshop ideas page and then our RV storage buildings page. At one point, our website only contained a garages page which encompassed everything that could be categorized as a “garage” space. However, after surveying over 4,000 of our customers over the past several months and countless others over the phone, we confirmed that our customers have a well defined space in mind and that doesn’t always fit into the “garage” box. So, in light of the data we gathered below, we revamped each of our dedicated resource pages to better assist you in planning your project.
What We Discovered About Garages, Workshops and RV Storage
If you need more space a metal building is the perfect solution for your needs but defining what you plan to do with your new building is essential in order to take advantage of the customization options available to you. We learned that while our customers were looking for a “garage” the survey told us that a customized space is exactly what our customers are looking for.
|RV Storage||86%||1 Car||17%||Mancave||7%|
|Boats & ATVs||14%||2 Car||83%||Other||18%|
Recommended Building Sizes
|1 Car Garage||15′||20′|
|2 Car Garage||20′||30′|
Garage Ideas and Shop Layouts
Now that you’ve narrowed down the type of custom designed building you need and what size would best accommodate your vehicles, toys or hobbies, it’s time to figure out how you would like it to function and look aesthetically. Browse the various shop layouts and garages below to see what color scheme you like and which metal building components like windows, doors and insulation would make your building the perfect space.
Think Outside the Box
Storage should be a priority. You don’t want to build a brand new garage only to find out it doesn’t have the space to fit all of your toys. After the more functional designs are cemented, personalizing your space with speaker systems, computers and other gadgets can transform your garage from some extra space into a full-blown mancave.
What Else Can You Do with Shop Layouts or Garages?
The beauty of personal garages and workshops is that they can be used for any number of jobs or hobbies. If you’re annoying your family with your newfound love of the guitar, take it out back to a personal music studio, where you can play and record at any volume. If brewing beer is your passion, find some more space and gain more control of the process in a home brewery. Is your family in town? Keep everyone comfortable by building a guest house. The possibilities are endless, especially considering the customizable properties of steel buildings.