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Why Detached Garages Are A Good Thing

by Hunter Deegan 01/11/2019

Many buyers are searching for a home with an attached garage. It helps to keep cars out of the sun, rain, and snow. An attached garage allows you to walk directly from your vehicle into your home without worry. 


Garages used to be detached. These structures offered many benefits to homeowners that seem to be forgotten. As cars became more popular and larger, families began to own two cars at their properties. When this became common, so too di the attached garage.  


While an attached garage is seen as a luxury and often a necessity, the good points a detached garage have shouldn’t be overlooked. 


Attached garages can be converted into living spaces. This affords you as a homeowner much more room without the need to move. Homeowners can then build a detached garage for storage or the placement of a vehicle. 


Other Advantages To Detached Garages


A detached garage adds character to a home. Many buyers complain of tired suburban architecture, where the garage often becomes somewhat of a focal point for the front of the home. Detached garages can be more pleasing to look at.


You’ll also have a bit more wiggle room as to how you design your home. If you build a detached garage, it can be placed at an angle on the property. The garage can also be hidden in the backyard, or designed to look like a smaller version of the larger house. A path can even be built through the yard to the garage to bring a design to the entire yard. 


Another advantage to a detached garage is that toxic fumes from your vehicle won’t get into the house. Homes with detached garages can often receive green points for environmentally friendly building practices. There’s also less of a risk posed to you and your family for things like carbon monoxide poisoning. You can’t leave a vehicle running very long in an attached garage without that risk.   


A detached garage also affords the possibility of adding living space above the garage. It can be a great play space for kids or a game room for adults. You can even build a home office in the upstairs portion of the garage. The area will indeed be quiet if placed strategically. If the attached garage is new construction, you can run wild with it. The design is up to you and the possibilities are truly endless. 


While many buyers search for a home with an attached garage, detached garages can have many pros and allow great flexibility to you as a homeowner.           

About the Author

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Hunter Deegan

I am a full time agent dedicated to your Buying, Selling and Real Estate Investment needs. I have lived in the southeast metro area since 1982. Being licensed in real estate and holding the Realtor designation since 1999 gives me vast market insight. I have 4 amazing young adult kiddos and have been married to my lovely bride since 1993! Needless to say with my family life and my Real Estate time spent in Denver....I have a vast knowledge of the area(s). My knowledge of the Denver Metro Area and helping you find the perfect location will allow you to enjoy the many benefits Denver has to offer.

Knowing the real estate process is half the battle, which is why I strive to counsel my buyers & sellers.  Giving you more real estate knowledge will save you time, stress and money. As a Denver metro agent since 1999 I take care of the other half. This includes selling your current home and finding your Dream Home, writing the contract, negotiating a better price, setting up and handling inspections, keeping you informed, communication with lenders/appraisers/vendors/etc, communicating with the other agent to keep things together, and then finally closing.

Together we can find the perfect home for your current needs. Whether it's your dream home, a fixer upper you will live in, a move-in condition home, luxury home, fix and flip or another rental/investment property. I will help you accomplish your real estate goals! As a dedicated Full-Time Realtor I have helped 100's of buyers and sellers throughout the metro area. I take pride in honesty, professionalism and patience. I look forward to our real estate adventure together!

"As first time home buyers we didn't really know what to be looking for. Hunter was very thorough in pointing things out to us and genuinely cared about us purchasing the right home." - Allison