How to Find the Perfect Detached Garage/Workshop

Searching for homes with a detached/separate/workshop garage can often feel overwhelming. Many online platforms lack the option to specifically filter for this feature. However, with our website, you have the ability to refine your search criteria, by finding homes with detached garages, or locate properties that have a detached garage along with ample land for various purposes like a mini-farm or home-based businesses such as auto repair, roofing, woodworking, art studios, and more.  Perhaps you like to collect classic cars or motorcycles. Finding the perfect detached garage or secluded space for your hobby has the power to make your dreams come true.

As you begin your search for a home with a garage, it's important to bear in mind that even in neighborhoods without an HOA, there could still be local ordinances or Deed restrictions dictating what you can do on your property. This means that a garage suitable for a small business might not meet the requirements set by the County or City where the property is situated. It's essential to conduct thorough research to ensure that your plans are in line with the regulations. Typically, if you're planning to use the garage for hobbies or a business with minimal customer traffic, you'll face fewer restrictions.

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Advantages of a Separate Home Garage

A detached garage provides numerous advantages over attached ones or no garage at all. Often referred to as a workshop or barn, these structures offer unmatched flexibility and can greatly enhance your property.

Some advantages include:

  1.  Flexibility: Detached garages provide flexibility in terms of design and use. While they are not connected or attached to the main house, you actually will have more ability to customize them according to your needs without impacting the aesthetics of your house.  As an example, you may want to use it for RV storage which would require taller doors than a standard-size garage door on your house.
  2. Curb Appeal:  Detached garages can improve the curb appeal of your property.  They can enhance the look of your overall property, especially if they have been built to blend or match the style of your home.
  3. Home Business:  Detached garages offer a great place to have a home business with considerable less expense than finding a building or office to rent elsewhere.  You can convert some or all of your garage space to a dedicated business.  One thing to remember when searching for the right home with a garage is to have your REALTOR determine if your type of business can be operated on the property. Sometimes, there are restrictions that you may not be aware of.  Be sure to do your due diligence before purchasing the property.
  4. Storage:  Detached garages offer ample storage space for vehicles, tools, outdoor equipment, tractors, RV’s horse trailers, campers, holiday decorations and so much more.
  5. Reduced Risk of Fire.  Detached garages can reduce the risk of fire spreading to your home.  If they are placed at a safe distance from your home, a fire that starts in the garage is less likely to reach your home, providing an extra layer of safety.
  6. Additional Living Space:  Depending on the size and design, many people add extra living space such as an apartment for teens, in-laws, or guests, a home gym or game room. 
  7. A Good Investment:  A well-thought-out detached garage can typically get you between 75-85% return on your investment according to a 2019 survey from the National Association of Home Builders.

Overall, a detached garage/workshop/barn is a very desirable feature for many homeowners.  With this website and the ability to refine your search criteria and find properties tailored to your needs, including those with detached garages and additional land for various purposes, we provide a comprehensive platform for your home search.

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