Welcome back to the Better Built Barns blog. In our last blog post, we started talking about the various things that need to be considered when ordering a custom built garage. Ultimately, we talked about one of the most significant factors: size. This blog covered some of the most common uses of a garage and how they can contribute to the size you’ll need. Now that you have a better idea of the size of garage that you’re going to need, it’s time to talk about the other factors that you’ll want to think about before completing your custom garage order. Let’s dive right in.

Types of Storage

Every garage needs some storage options. Depending on how you’ll be using your garage, the type of storage that you choose to incorporate will vary. From cabinets to shelving, there are so many different types of storage solutions that you can choose to incorporate into the design of your custom garage. Figuring out how you plan to use this space and how to make the most of the space that you have can be a challenge, but when you take the time to really think about it, you wind up with a garage that is perfectly designed for your needs.

Exterior of the Garage

While the interior of the garage is certainly one of the most important aspects, the exterior is equally deserving of your time! The exterior of the custom garage you order is something that many want to be cohesive with their house. The team at Better Built Barns understands this, which is why we offer so many different options in regards to the exterior design of the custom garages that we make. 

Before you complete your custom garage order, you want to think about what you’d like the exterior of your detached garage to look like. Do you want the same siding color as your home? Would you like windows added to the garage? What color should the roof shingles be? 

All of these questions are important when it comes to creating an addition that looks great alongside your house. 

Entry Way

While we’re on the topic of the exterior of your custom garage, let’s talk about a factor that contributes to both the exterior aesthetic as well as the overall functionality of the space: the entryway. When most people think of garages, they think of the attached garage that has the door that will allow you to pull your car in, and the door that goes to the house. With detached garages, you have the ability to decide whether you want just the large garage door or if you’d also like to have a standard door. There are pros and cons to each option, but it’s another factor that you will need to consider.

Whether you’re thinking that you’d like just the standard garage door or you’d like to add a regular door to your garage, our team would be happy to work through both options to help you determine which option is the best fit for you and your needs.


The part of planning that most people have fun with is usually the details of the custom garage. Given that there are so many different options and details that can be selected, this is where things start to get really fun and where this garage truly becomes one of a kind. The team at Better Built Barns loves the various details that we can add to a detached garage to make it uniquely yours. From creating a porch type of setup to adding details to the exterior that make you appreciate this addition even more, we are always happy to hear about the details that you’ve envisioned and bring them to life. 

Get Started with Your Custom Garage Today

Now that you are more aware of the factors that need to be considered when ordering a custom garage, it’s time to start designing yours! Better Built Barns has proudly provided homeowners in Oregon with high-quality detached garages for years! If you have a question or you’d like a quote on a particular garage, we would be more than happy to get you taken care of!

At the end of the day, our goal is to provide our customers with the space that they need. Contact us today and we can start designing the custom garage that you’ve been dreaming of!