How To Build Your Dream Home With A Garage To Match
Article by Nick Messe
Building the perfect home is something that many people dream of, but that few people are actually able to do. If you are one of those lucky few then you’re in for a wonderful treat. Building your own home is an extremely satisfying and exciting journey, a chance to make a home that will reflect you and your personality and that you will be proud to show off.
Watching your dreams materialize before your eyes is even more thrilling when you know that you will love every inch of your home, from the faucets to the chimney, because you designed it yourself.
The first step in building your dream home is to find an architect who will be able to work with you and turn your dreams into reality. Don’t settle for the first one you meet with. It’s important to interview several architects so that you find one who is not just accomplished, but who will really listen to what you want. They should be willing to focus on drawing up plans that will result in the home you are anticipating.
Keep in mind that not everything you are hoping for may be possible. Some details you want to include might be architectural impossibilities, others may be outrageously expensive, and there may be zoning regulations to take into consideration. But the right architect will help you overcome these obstacles and work out solutions so that your dream home will be just that, the home of your dreams.
When designing your home, don’t forget about the garage. The garage is more than just a place where you park your car and store the lawnmower. It can be a great focal point and a beautiful addition to your home. If your vehicles are impressive, then shouldn’t your garage be impressive as well? The rich and famous have always built beautiful garages and carriage houses, and the possibilities for yours are truly exciting.
Consider Andrew Carnegie’s automobile house. It is an impressive three story garage he built to compliment his even more impressive home. The arched entranceway to his garage was graced with two carved wooden doors adorned with intricate ironwork and stained glass windows. Today, Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno’s garages are not just famous for their architecture but for the impressive collections that they house.
Of course, when designing your garage, the focal point will always be on the doors. You can have custom garage doors built in any style imaginable, from sleek and modern to traditional wooden carriage doors. The options are endless. Depending on how much you are willing or able to spend, you can have a garage built that will not just be the perfect compliment to your home, but will be a work of art all by itself.
As with any major project, quality is of the utmost importance. When you’re building a home, you want it to last a lifetime, so be willing to spend more for building materials that will last. You want to be able to spend your time enjoying your home, not dealing with endless things that don’t work. Therefore using high quality materials will keep you from having to deal with leaky roofs and garage door repair in the future.
Building your dream home and garage is both exciting and challenging. Working with the right architects and contractors will ensure that the home you get is the home that you dreamed of. Soon you will be moving into a home that is exactly the way you always dreamed it would be. But wait until you see the garage!
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Allied Garage Door has been providing Chicago area residents and businesses with North Shore garage doors and outstanding garage door service for over 30 years.