Some people prefer a carport to a garage when parking their vehicle at home because of the more open feeling. Some even have one, although they already have a garage so that they can use it according to different situations they face.
No matter what the situation and preference, the sure thing that you must know are that a carport is a structure with limited protection functions, such as from the rain, snow, heat, paint job fading, and so on. We said so because, unlike a garage, it does not have four walls, although it has a roof.
If seen from the designs, we can say that two options can be chosen. Those are the free-standing and the attached types.
If the exterior space that you have is quite limited, the second option is more suitable to pick. As a matter of fact, it is the main topic of this post.
In the following, we will present you 22 carport attached to house ideas that you can look at to get inspired. All of these ideas that come from talented designers and builders will show you that the structure will give the vehicle protection functions and enhance the style value of the home exterior.
- A Better Shade and Weather Protection in a Carport Attached to Two Sides of a Midcentury House
- Attached Carport with Breeze Block Walls Instead of Posts
- Bold Black Modern Carport with Medium-Tone Wood Ceiling
- A Spacious Contemporary Carport for up to Three Cars
- Unique Carport with Shed Roof to Match the House’s Saltbox Roofing
- An Attached Carport with Roof Functional as a Deck with Rails
- Architectural Attached Carport with Mountain View at The Back
- A Carport Located Under The Second Floor’s Roofed Balcony
- Minimalist Carport to Match the White Midcentury Home Exterior
- Floating Attached Carport for an Even Simpler and More Open Look
- A Unique Modern Carport with Shutters for Creating a Semi-Closed Feel
- A Partially Attached Blue Steel Carport with Gas Station-Inspired Design
- Carport with Canoe Storage in a Farmhouse Exterior
- A Heavy Timber Carport Addition Attached to the Main Entry of a Craftsman-style House
- A Masculine, Charcoal Grey Attached Carport with Medium-Tone Wood Ceiling
- A Trendy Attached Carport with Shed-Style Roof in a Contemporary Exterior
- An Attached Carport with Polycarbonate Roof
- A Trendy Contemporary Attached Carport with Wooden Screen for Privacy
- A Midcentury Attached Carport with Gate
- An Attached Carport with Pergola-Style Solid Roofing
- A Contemporary Attached Carport with Roof Extension for More Space
- A Semi-Clear Attached Carport Roof for Heat Protection without Darkening the Space
1. A Better Shade and Weather Protection in a Carport Attached to Two Sides of a Midcentury House
The first carport design idea that catches our attention comes from this Midcentury-style house. As you can see in the picture, it has a two-car carport, which design is attached to the residence’s main structure.
We love this kind of design because you can make it have a coordinating look with the main house for the sake of exterior design consistency. As you can see, the carport above has a compatible grey color that matches the exterior color scheme.
It also has a bold touch because of the design. Thanks to the Hardie panel material that offers a stylish grey look and extra protection to the carport structure.
The last but not least interesting detail that we also notice is how shaded the carport area is. Something like this gives you comfort when accessing the space and makes sure that your vehicle will be perfectly protected from the rain, snow, and sun when parked there.
2. Attached Carport with Breeze Block Walls Instead of Posts
This next carport idea is stunningly stylish. We mean, take a look at how it highly matches the home styling. It even comes with the same lighting color and design.
Now, let us talk about some interesting details in this structure. From the size, it looks like it is designed for two cars.
This carport is quite open. It does not have any posts as the support, but there is a wall made from breeze box material at the front. It is the same as the one used for covering the home facade.
Something like this gives extra protection so that the vehicles you park in the carport area are not visible from the street. Although so, it does not block the airflow at all. You can even still partially see the street view from behind the wall if you want to.
3. Bold Black Modern Carport with Medium-Tone Wood Ceiling
Do you like a bold carport but at the same time still want it to look simple too? If that is so, the idea shown in the photo of a modern exterior design above might be the one you are looking for.
The black roof design of this carport looks bold. However, it still has the touch of coziness because of the medium-tone wood ceiling.
The clean line of the black roof creates simplicity in the visual. The same thing is also applied when it comes to the two black metal posts at the front part.
When you are interested in using black in coloring the carport, it would be nice if you first make sure that the shade matches at least with some other exterior elements for the sake of compatibility. As an example, the black color here is similar to the black hue of the exterior trim.
4. A Spacious Contemporary Carport for up to Three Cars
To accommodate more cars, it is sure that you have to build a spacious carport instead of the small one. Of course, it does not always mean that the design must be in a large square shape since it can sometimes take too much space.
As an example, you can make the carport long as shown in the picture. The roof of this structure is extended quite far to accommodate up to three cars.
If you look closer, you can see a door connecting the home interior and the carport area at the end. The attached design of this structure allows something like this possible to add, and of course, it is a beneficial detail that you should consider.
When there is a door like this, you can easily access the carport area without worrying about the weather condition outside the house. When you arrive at home after going somewhere, and it is raining or heavily snowing, you can directly go inside the house through the door without having to get wet and cold. Nice, isn’t it?
5. Unique Carport with Shed Roof to Match the House’s Saltbox Roofing
The thing that catches our attention for the first time we see this picture is none other but the carport roof. It is just so attractive. More importantly, it matches not only the color theme but also the style of the house.
This contemporary black and the warm white house have saltbox roof styling. The carport right beside it has shed-style roofing that can attach precisely to the main building.
Even if this exterior structure is an addition, the roof helps it to look like it is already there since the very beginning. The roofing itself seems like it is the continuation of the one that the house owns.
6. An Attached Carport with Roof Functional as a Deck with Rails
When designing an attached carport, you can make it more than just a place for protecting your cars under it. Please take a look at the picture as an excellent example.
This attached carport can perform its function as a vehicle protector. The thing that is very interesting about this design is that the roof is not a regular one. Instead, it is made in the form of a functional deck.
A unique design like this gives you an extra outdoor space you can use for many things, including an alternative living area. You can add some furniture pieces there to get this function.
For extra safety, you can add rails. In the picture, the element does not only share the same metal material with the carport frame. It also has glass material that matches the modern home design.
7. Architectural Attached Carport with Mountain View at The Back
This one is an excellent example of an architectural attached carport that we are interested in. The design looks not only bold but also sturdy. There is a bit of information that the covering material used here is prefinished metal sheets.
The primary attention catcher in this carport design is none other but the boxy shape. It matches the modern house design that is also dominated by similar forms.
It gets even more interesting because this carport also becomes a kind of frame for the stunning mountains behind it. When there is no car parked there, the view will look like a piece of art. When there is one, it will look like something that you can see in a commercial.
Like many other carport designs, there is also a door connecting the parking area with the house’s inside. It is a helpful element that you should consider when planning to build an attached carport.
8. A Carport Located Under The Second Floor’s Roofed Balcony
When you design the carport from the very beginning, you create a plan for the house, and you can suit it with other exterior elements that have a direct connection with it. An example of this is available in the picture of a contemporary house above.
This wooden one-car carport design is not only made to be attached to the house. It is also located directly under the roofed balcony right above it. Something like this is more likely to be designed from the beginning.
Another interesting detail that you can get inspired from this attached carport design is the wall at the back part. Something like this does give not only extra coverage but also a safer feeling for the homeowner.
It gets even more interesting because this back wall has doors in the design when you look closely. It seems to be for accessing an extra storage space for storing items, which can be hand tools for fixing cars or others.
9. Minimalist Carport to Match the White Midcentury Home Exterior
This next attached carport looks stunning with its minimalist look. The best thing of all, it brings up a strong midcentury, vintage style. It is very reasonable then if the car looks like it belongs there.
The detail that you should not miss from this attached carport is the fact that it matches the home exterior styling quite the most, especially on the roof design. If you take a look at this part, it has the same warm white color and highly similar style with the house’s body. The wall at the back also creates even better compatibility.
The last but not least detail you should pay attention to is the stained concrete floor. It is also made to be coordinating with the steps and small front porch of the house.
10. Floating Attached Carport for an Even Simpler and More Open Look
Do you want something with an even more open and simpler look? If that is so, the floating attached carport is the one that you have to consider more.
The name of it comes from the fact that it does not have any posts as support. It only has one or two sides attached to the house, making it look floating.
A design like this is excellent to pick for a modern, minimalist, or contemporary exterior style. The minimalist visual matches those designs quite the most. As a bonus, it makes the house look even trendier.
Again and again, it is recommended if the attached carport has a suitable design for the overall exterior styling of the house. The one you see above has a similar roof with the main building and a matching frame that matches the home’s trim.
11. A Unique Modern Carport with Shutters for Creating a Semi-Closed Feel
For a semi-closed feel, shutters are the material that is possible to add to your attached carport design. You can take a look at the picture for an excellent example of such a plan.
This long, modern, attached carport uses a parallel parking position and is suitable to accommodate two cars. As you can see, other than the front part, all of the sides are closed with black shutters.
Elements like these are not only suitable for giving the space a close feel. It can also enhance privacy.
Another benefit that you can get is that it can reduce dust that can make your cars look dirty. Besides, it controls the natural light and heat from the sun that can affect the vehicles’ exterior after a long time. When you choose shutters with adjustable louvers, everything can get even better.
Another thing that we also love from this attached carport is the dramatic yellow lighting system. It makes the cars parked there look like it is especially displayed for an exhibition, which is very aesthetic.
12. A Partially Attached Blue Steel Carport with Gas Station-Inspired Design
Here is another unique attached carport design that we found. The look of it steals attention. The designer mentions that it is inspired by the original design of gas stations located in California around the 1950s.
Its blue steel material is compatible with the bluish-grey hues used in the main building of the house. It even looks compatible with the grey fence.
If seen from the front view, the two-cars carport looks more like a free-standing than the attached one. However, when you take a closer look at it, you will find out that one part is attached to the house.
Please take a look at this second picture to make everything clearer. As shown, the part right above the doors is attached to the building. Since there is only a small part connected to the house, this carport is also suitable to call the one with a partially attached design.
13. Carport with Canoe Storage in a Farmhouse Exterior
For you love canoeing once in a while, it is sure that having a special storage place for the canoes would be very nice. The problem is that there is not always a space available for that in the house.
In this case, the carport can be helpful to solve the problem. To be more precise, you can take a look at the picture as an example.
The size of this carport is relatively small because it can only be used to park one car. However, the height makes it possible for the homeowner to create hanging storage for the canoes.
You can see that two canoes are hanging on the ceiling of this farmhouse carport from a closer look. The hanging storage system is placed right in the middle for the sake of a more pleasant look.
The two most important things that you should consider when you want to use your carport as a place for storing canoes, too, is that it must be tall enough and you need to make sure also that the hanging storage system is installed correctly so that the hanging canoes will not get in the way whenever you want to park the car.
14. A Heavy Timber Carport Addition Attached to the Main Entry of a Craftsman-style House
A heavy timber carport like the one you see in this picture can be an excellent choice too. Something like this is perfect for a craftsman or rustic exterior. However, it is also possible to use it in other home styles under the circumstance that coordinating design should appear.
In the picture above, the carport is large enough to park two cars at the same time. The location is located right in front of the main entrance of the house, so it is obvious that it has easy access.
If you see this carport from afar, you will see the connected part between it and the front entrance. As you can see, the roof is attached, giving the homeowner extra protection when going to the parking area regardless of the current weather condition.
From this view, you can also see that the house does not have similar medium-tone material as the one used as the carport frame. However, the design is made cleverly because a pair of wooden trellises are added near the entrance. The color is highly similar to the wood material used in the carport area.
15. A Masculine, Charcoal Grey Attached Carport with Medium-Tone Wood Ceiling
Are you always dreaming of having a carport that emits a strong masculine feel? If that is so, you can use the following design example as inspiration.
The first thing that we notice from this carport is none other but the charcoal grey color. It is not pitch dark but more than enough to create a masculine impression. Besides, it looks stunningly stylish too.
We cannot help but notice the wooden material dominating the carport that shares the same look with the house. We like the medium-tone wood ceiling that adds a comfortable feel to balance the cold impression of the charcoal grey paint. Besides, it avoids too dark visuals appear too.
16. A Trendy Attached Carport with Shed-Style Roof in a Contemporary Exterior
This contemporary carport is fascinating because of the distinguished look it has. The shed-style roof is the catchiest thing that we notice since the very first time.
Because of the higher location than the house, at a glance, this carport looks like it is a separated part. The fact is it is not because the roof is attached to the residence.
Another thing that also connects the carport with the house is the stairs. These details look aesthetic and give a different experience when accessing the house from the parking area. Something like this can be better if a beautiful landscape or garden is added alongside the stairs.
The thing that you should think about carefully when about to choose to connect the house and carport with open stairs with no roof like this is whether or not you can deal with different kinds of weather conditions that can create discomforts, such as heavy rain, snow, or even the heat. If all of those are not problems for you, you can use the idea of using stairs as done in the picture.
17. An Attached Carport with Polycarbonate Roof
What if you want the attached carport to have a roof that still allows the sunlight to brighten up the parking area? In this case, we suggest polycarbonate, just like the one that you can see in the picture.
With it, you do not need to worry that your car will become too hot after sitting in the carport for even a pretty long time. The reason why we said so is that nowadays, polycarbonate roofing materials are completed with excellent ability of UV protection.
Besides, it also comes with excellent insulation capability. It will help distribute the sunlight evenly in the parking area so that it becomes bright without being heated in several spots only.
When about to build a carport with a polycarbonate roof like this, you should remember to choose the right party to build it for you. This way, you can make sure first that the materials used have the UV protection ability, as we explained previously.
18. A Trendy Contemporary Attached Carport with Wooden Screen for Privacy
Some people think that a carport does not need to be extraordinary in look. The fact that they may not know is that a nice-looking parking area has a higher possibility of making the house look even more attractive, especially when the parking area is visible from the facade.
From so many ways available to make a carport attractive, the idea shown in the picture is a good one. It is by adding a wooden screen on one side.
Doing so will not only block the view, which means that the carport has a better privacy value. It can also make the place seem even trendier. In this case, the stylish look results from the combination between black paint and medium-tone wood.
19. A Midcentury Attached Carport with Gate
When your land is quite limited, and you decided to create a border with a fence, adding a gate as a pair for the attached carport can be an excellent idea. A design like this is the one you can see in the picture above.
The gate here seems to be something that separates the carport and the whole property from the outside environment. Of course, it also means extra protection.
About the privacy value, we cannot say that this gate entirely blocks the carport from the street view because of the design. If you want something more private, you can pick a more closed gate to cover the carport area instead.
20. An Attached Carport with Pergola-Style Solid Roofing
You can also create an aesthetic look in the attached carport by adding pergola details in the design. Something like this adds some points of interest and makes it possible for you to place some hanging pots or even living vines.
In the idea shown in the picture, the pergola exists along the outer sides. These details make the carport design more attractive while performing its function as a place for parking a car safely under it.
21. A Contemporary Attached Carport with Roof Extension for More Space
The most exciting thing that we find from this carport design is none other but the roof extension. It creates more space so that more vehicles are possible to park under it.
Without the extension, this attached carport is possibly only enough for parking one car only. With a different roof, it can accommodate up to two vehicles at once.
22. A Semi-Clear Attached Carport Roof for Heat Protection without Darkening the Space
This one is the last but not least attached carport idea that we want to show you. We are not sure about the material used here, but the builder mentioned that it has the heat-stop capability.
With such material, you can comfortably park your car in the carport even when the day is hot. As a bonus, the semi-clear characteristics allow enough amount of natural light so that the parking area is bright enough at day even without any artificial lighting operated.
When talking about building a carport attached to house, we can say that the options are endless. There are so many styles and material options to pick from. The size and shape can even be various too.
The sure thing is that when you want an attached carport like this, there are some most important aspects that you must consider more than the others. These include the space available, the size you want, the compatible style with the home exterior design, and the materials.
Another thing that you should not forget is the building permit. In some places, you cannot build such a parking area in any way you like because of the local regulations. That is why, before starting the building process, it is best to check and obtain the building permit first.