Detached Garage For Your House
A detached garage is a building usually near a house. When designed well, a detached garage can add charm and character to a home. Separating the garage from the main house ensures that windows can be maintained on all sides of the house, maximizing daylight and views. A detached garage also improves the overall massing of the house, because the house appears less bulky without a garage. In addition to these aesthetic benefits, detached garages have functional attributes, such as limiting the amount of noise and pollution that filters into the house. The placement of the garage should take into consideration the relationship to the house and to the street. In general, it’s best to recess a detached garage from the street to de-emphasize its prominence on the site and to reinforce the perception that the garage is a secondary structure. This is also a common requirement of local zoning codes. In addition to setting the garage back, reducing the visual impact from the street by minimizing pavement at the driveway is also important. This can be accomplished by reducing the width of the curb cut and the driveway, and by using pavers and landscaping.
While the detached garage should be secondary to the house, it should not be completely isolated from it. Allow for a small breezeway, trellis, or path between the garage and the house. These treatments give a sense of continuity from the house to the garage and help to define the outdoor areas of the home with small courtyards or garden spaces.