An attached or separated garage can be a very cost-effective way to add space to your home and protect your car and other possessions. Garage construction may not be the most glamorous renovation projects, but they can make a big difference to your home and your family. While garages have traditionally been seen as simply, boxy sheds which rapidly accumulate clutter, at Greater Toronto Contractors we offer much more.
The advantages of an attached garage are obvious when it’s raining or snowing. By building a garage onto a house, it’s easy to create a dry pathway from your car into your home. A fully enclosed garage will be much warmer in a Toronto winter, even without heating, making getting out to the car much more pleasant.
Building an attached garage is a particularly good choice for those with young children, pets, or who have mobility issues as it allows you to avoid icy winter paths and get directly into your home. The extra warmth and security in the garage also means you don’t have to worry about leaving a sleeping toddler or dog in the backseat for five minutes while you unload the groceries – you’ll know they’re safe and secure.
Depending on the layout of your property, you may prefer to have a detached garage built closer to the road or at one side of your garden. With a good design, some detached garages can be very attractive and double as a summer house, storing barbecues garden furniture and sports equipment.
Building a garage in Toronto is the ideal opportunity to consider storage uses, and we offer a wide-range of specialized storage so you can keep your belongings safe and easily accessible, whether your garage is full of tools and ladders, bikes and skis, or simply a space to park your car and keep out-of-season clothes.
The costs of building a garage will vary depending on the size and materials used. Broadly speaking, a fully enclosed garage will be more expensive than a partly-enclosed space and any changes to land height required may be costly. In some cases, where planning restrictions mean that it’s not possible to extend your home with an attached, fully enclosed garage, it may be possible to build a detached or semi-enclosed garage. If you want to know more, call Greater Toronto Contractors today for a free consultation and estimate.