A custom garage is designed with all of your needs in mind. Having something that is truly designed to cater to everything that you’re looking for is incredible, but it can also make the process of settling on certain details significantly more difficult. If you know that you are going to add a custom shed to your property, but you’re a little overwhelmed with where to start or what to take into consideration, you’re in luck! 

In today’s blog post, the team at Better Built Barns is going to go over a few of the things that you want to consider when ordering a custom garage for your Oregon home. Let’s get started.


One of the very first things that you’re going to want to consider is the size of the garage that you’d like to have. This is a huge decision to make and is going to be based on a few different things. Given that size will vary from one person to the next, it’s important to recognize the specific needs that you have for this space. To give you a better idea on where to start, we’re going to break down some of the most common factors that contribute to the space that people need in a custom garage.


For some, a garage is solely a place for storing vehicles. If that’s all that you plan to use your new garage for, you’re going to want to figure out how many vehicles you’d like to store and how big they are. For example, two cars is going to require a different amount of space than a boat would. So, if storage for your vehicles is the sole purpose of you ordering a custom garage, you want to figure out how many vehicles you’re hoping to store and the dimensions of said vehicles. At the end of the day, a custom garage is useless if it doesn’t fit your vehicles, so make sure that you have measured your vehicles prior to settling on a size.


Another common way that garages are used is as a workshop. If you are wanting to use a portion of your garage as a workshop, it’s good to consider the space that you’ll need to tinker on your projects. This will often vary on how many projects you have going on at once and what types of projects they are. If, for example, you like to rebuild cars or work on cars, you may need a larger garage than someone who just needs a workshop to tinker on things around the house. 


The last thing that often comes into play when determining the size of a custom garage is the need for additional storage. Storage is definitely something that should be factored into the size of your garage regardless of if that’s the primary need or not, but you should spend a little bit of time determining what it is you plan to store in your garage and go from there. 

Are you going to be storing lawn equipment? Tools? Tupperware with winter clothes? Maybe a little bit of everything we’ve mentioned? Whatever the case may be, take into consideration what you’d like to have stored in your garage and how much space that alone will take up when determining how large of a garage you’re going to need.

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Hopefully you have a better idea of what all you want to take into consideration when choosing the size for a custom garage after today’s blog. While we were able to cover one of the major components of a custom garage, there’s still so much more that needs to be taken into consideration! With that being said, make sure to keep an eye out for our next blog post where we go into further detail of the things you want to keep in mind when ordering a custom garage.

If you’re ready to get started on your custom garage, Better Built Barns is here to help. For years we have provided homeowners in Oregon with the custom garage that they need. Whether you have questions regarding the process or you’d like to receive a quote on a garage that you’re looking at, our team would be more than happy to help! Give us a call today, and we’ll get the process started.