If you have to settle for a 2 car garage consider the ceiling height for a 4 post lift. Even if you do not want one now.
"Lighting", it's all about the lighting! If your existing garage has poor lighting, look into LEDs Cannot have enough lighting.I absolutely plan to have a large shed, if not an additional small garage built. I told my wife that all wood working has to be completely separate from the car stuff. That picture helps a ton. I have some pretty hard core lights from my old garage I'll end up hanging, so lighting shouldn't be an issue. Sounds like the biggest thing will be planning really well and getting the space as organized as possible.
Is that one of those classic Fieros?For the past 11 years I have been exceptionally spoiled. We just sold the house and it had a 5 car garage with 16’ ceilings. T5 lights, fridge, couches, hot and cold water, heated. Was a beautiful garage.
Unfortunately I have been transferred to another city and the area we want (need) to live in is older and out of 351 houses in the community, only 17 have 3 car garages. Most are two car. 😉
This is the size of my "two car" which is now really a "one car". As others have stated we're able to keep our DD's outside yearly. Before I had the mustang over we were juuuuuuuuust barely able to get the wife's accord and my WRX in (subaru is about same size as the mustang...ish). Another commonality here in the south is they like to put the water heaters in the garage which eats up space. I'm lucky in that my garage is a 12' ceiling so I can go up. Few years ago I added some cabinet storage and that was able to condense almost everything down into that space. Put all the birdfood, gardening, etc. stuff into totes.You have to pay attention to the actual dimensions too. A lot of "2 car garages" are 22-24' wide with a 16-18' single door, which is very difficult to use "regularly" with two vehicles, especially if one of them is anything larger than a first gen mustang. You'll pretty much be stuck with the ability to only park one car and "stuff" in there.
It is possible to get two cars in, but it's a PIA with not a lot of room to walk around (my attached house garage is 22' wide, it sucks.)
If possible, a real two car garage would be 26-28' wide. Those typically have a separate door for each spot. A garage that wide can actually be used for two cars and have room to work around.
I was telling my wife the other day that besides driving the Mustang, I also looked forward to having it finished so I could do some woodworking. I definitely don't want corrosive wood dust settling on my sheet metal. Currently have all the woodworking equipment pushed to one side of the shop, and a bunch of oak, walnut and poplar air drying.I absolutely plan to have a large shed, if not an additional small garage built. I told my wife that all wood working has to be completely separate from the car stuff. That picture helps a ton. I have some pretty hard core lights from my old garage I'll end up hanging, so lighting shouldn't be an issue. Sounds like the biggest thing will be planning really well and getting the space as organized as possible.
Damn dude! I'm coming to work at your shop!Like many others, I’ve spent the last 20 years with a 2 car garage, and spent several years in an apartment with no garage before that.
I just closed on a new-to-me house last month with a 2 car garage, a 30x30 shop building out back with 60x20 car port that bridges the space between the shop and the back of the house.
With three 64.5-66 Mustangs, two in project/future project status, I really need the space.
This is gonna be fun!
edit: I built a 3D model of this setup. I’ll be adding a facade on 2/3rds of the car port for enclosed storage. View attachment 793501