Jun 06, 2007 5:08 pm
I am building a house and have an additonal 1.5m added to the width of the double garage (to accomodate for the back verandah). I now have the option of centering the garage door, or keeping it off center so that I will maintain the additional 1.5m for storage space.
I think the addtional storage space would be great, but from the front a centered door would look better.
Does anyone have any thoughts on these options?
Re: Garage Door Position2
Jun 06, 2007 5:15 pm
I had a similar option and choose to insert a matcing window and leave the area for storage / workbench etc.
Re: Garage Door Position3
Jun 06, 2007 5:19 pm
I would think it would look terribly asymetrical if you off centred it unless you put sometihng in the centre of the remaining area, like a window (though for some reason I have an uneasy feeling about security and a window in the front of my garage.
edit - beaten above ^^
Re: Garage Door Position4
Jun 06, 2007 5:26 pm
If the window option isn't your thing then maybe you could just put some kind of largish plant or pot plant to balance it out?!
Then again if you had the garage door centred the free space on either side would be around the 750mm mark. And to me that's quite sufficient for storing stuff. Although it would then depend on what you plan to store.
Re: Garage Door Position6
Jun 06, 2007 6:22 pm
Yeah I was thinking of putting some sort of plant or something infront of the larger wall.
I was planning on putting as much in there as possible. Im not really keen on getting a shed in the backyard, so I think I'd probably need the 1.5m....but I do think the centered door would look better.
Re: Garage Door Position8
Jun 06, 2007 6:37 pm
One other option, make your garage doors wider. I heard B&D doors sales said that they can make any size of doors from 3 to 6 or 7 M wide.
Is yours 2 x single doors or 1 x double door?
Re: Garage Door Position13
Jun 06, 2007 10:28 pm
Thats a possibility. Currently Its just one double door.
Don't forget that to change to 2 single doors, you will need another door opener + power point + brick post in the middle, $$$$.....
Would a larger door be too large and take some of the focus away from the other parts of the front of the house?
I am not that good at this kind of things...
Two things to consider: colour and pattern (on the door). Have a chat with the builder's colour consultant they should be able ro provide some advice.
Re: Garage Door Position19
Jun 07, 2007 11:35 am
it seems to be common around where im building to just widen it out with wall and no window. (most of the time taking it to parapet) At our place thats what we have done, but we have only added about a metre.
One trick is to drop the wall back, on the bit you want to widen, so that visually it breaks up a long extended wall (hope that makes sense).
Like what the footings show in the piccy below. (next doors garage)
There is a place nearby that has added maybe 2.5m or so and they put a window in. Looks ok too.
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