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Old 04-07-2009, 12:07 PM   #16
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25x125 = 3125 square feet

I had maybe 4,000 lot size at my last house
A lot of areas have very small lot sizes

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Old 04-07-2009, 12:55 PM   #17
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You guys are thinking too hard. Get rid of all of the cars, pick up a couple of used Harley's - maybe a three wheeler for the old lady, plus give her a snow suit fer Xmas and you'll have plenty of room for a workshop AND a bar in a 18' wide x 22' deep garage.
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Old 04-07-2009, 12:59 PM   #18
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Heck my new garage is 24x36
I may just be sleeping out there if the wife has her way
Or is that if I have my way
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Old 04-09-2009, 06:18 AM   #19
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Just throwing in my 2 cents. If you can't go for overall width, I would certainly consider inside height with a loft or eiling storage. I don't like the look of extra tall doors but I have been in some garages with ceiling space I would kill for.
As for depth, if you are in a cold zone, indoor work space is nice. Do the graph paper layout and then look at vehicle lengths (your future vehicles)on the internet. You always want at least 6" behind a vehicle so add that as well. Odds are at least one vehicle you drive now will be upgraded within 3-5 years. Two vehicles with a bike across the front of one only leaves you enough width for a small workbench in front of the other car depending on where your entry door is.
If I could do mine from scratch I would want at least 6' between the edge of the bench and the front of each vehicle.
If you keep the door to the side of the building the end wall may be more functional as work bench or shelf space. Don't forget the beer fridge.
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are there fences at the edges of your property line?

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Good subject. I'm building one right now and find the 20x20 works well for size and convenience. I am starting to put the garage door now and went with a 16x7 size. So I have 2 feet on each side to work with. Here are a couple of pics on what I started. Hope this helps.
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