Another cost-effecting factor is whether garage construction will be completed as a do it yourself project, through the services of a garage builder, or using a purchased two car garage kit.
When making garage building plan selection, most homeowners opt for a two car garage plan, since many households have more than one vehicle. And also because the increased space and versatility provided is well worth the additional cost – which isn't that much more than it would be for a one car garage.
If your property shape or size won't accommodate an attached garage, your next option is a breezeway. These simple structures are basically outdoor hallways, linking a garage to the main house. Like any structure, they should be constructed in harmony with both the garage and your home. Some breezeways feature a third door which opens directly onto the front or back yard; this is completely optional but does offer added convenience.
We've talked a lot about garages, with little mention of carports. For most homeowners, a garage is simply a better option. They offer more options, more versatility, and more security than an open carport.