A garage that becomes a single part of the main house is a very common design that we usually find. However, it does not mean that it is the only possibility we can use when we are about to build the place.
For example, a garage in front of house seems to be a design variation that has gained popularity in recent times. The main idea is the room placement in front of the main residence instead of being under the same roof with it. This way, it can be said to be the first thing that people see from the house’s front view.
Do you question whether or not the garage is connected to the main building of the house? Some of them are yes, while some others stand separately on the land. If it is connected, the part that connects the garage and the main house usually appears in the form of a door or a hallway.
The sure thing is, a home design with a garage that is located in front of the house needs spacious land to build. In other words, the chance is that it is more suitable for a small house.
The reason is not merely because the garage will need some space to stand. It is also about the fact that you need to provide the driveway for the car.
Another thing you must know is that a design like this is not merely about the attractive appearance. It can also give a more efficient function concerning the use of vehicles in daily life. It is something that can also be related to the various loading direction options that you can pick.
So, are you interested in building a garage with a location in front of the house? If your answer is yes, we have 10 attractive design ideas that you can check out in the following.
Each of them will not only show you how fascinating the garage looks. It will also come with further explanation about the design, so go on and read the entire post.
- A White Boxy Garage in front of a Contemporary Beach-Front House
- A Black Contemporary-Farmhouse Residence with Separated Front-Load Garage
- Get Extra Space with Two-Story Garage in Front of Your House
- Better Protection for Your Car with Garage Addition
- Stone Garage as a Match for a Traditional White Siding House
- Humble, Timeless One-Car Garage in Front of a Cream-White Traditional House
- A More Convenient Parking and Extra Space for Your Guests with Detached Carriage House
- A Detached Garage in Front of a House Built on a Sloped Land
- A Garage on the Lower Land in Front of the House
- Contemporary Detached Garage with Natural Touches in the Design
1. A White Boxy Garage in front of a Contemporary Beach-Front House
The first idea that we want to show you here is this white garage in a boxy shape that can accommodate two cars inside. This place is located in front of and is attached to the contemporary beach-front house.
Both the shape and color theme excellently match the home design. Something like this is the one that you must wisely consider when about to build a garage located in the front of the house for the sake of coordinating look and design consistency.
As you can see in the picture, the design has a side-load direction. Although a choice like this requires more land space for the driveway, it can increase the property value. It is mainly because the whole building of the house itself seems larger because of the garage with side-load design.
Talking about the loading direction, another interesting detail that we can see from this design is the custom-made garage door covered with solid ipe wood material. It has a similar tone with the house’s front door, so it can help keep the coordinating visual in the exterior view of the building.
2. A Black Contemporary-Farmhouse Residence with Separated Front-Load Garage
Here is another interesting idea that we found. It shows a unique contemporary-farmhouse dominated with a black tone.
The thing that arrests our attention the most is none other but the garage located right in front of the house. It is the one that is separated from the main building and is enough to park a car inside it.
This garage has a front-load entry with a combination of something that is possibly wooden or metal frame and glass material. This door is interesting because it leads directly to the road in front of the house.
You can easily hit the road quickly when you need to. Once you arrive home, you can directly park the car in the garage without entering the home area first. It seems that quick access is a value that we can attach to this design idea.
3. Get Extra Space with Two-Story Garage in Front of Your House
This side-load garage that you see in the picture is located separately in front of the traditional house. The detail that we think to be interesting is that this place is designed to have two floors.
While the first story is functional for parking cars, the second one is beneficial for something else. The sure thing is that something like this can give you a spacious, extra space that you can use in so many ways, depending on what you need the most.
A really good example that you can consider is a man cave. Building such a place above the garage will not take any space from the main house. Besides, you will not disturb any family member when you use the man cave for fun since it is located separately from the main building.
Depending on the space available, you can add any features you like to provide the entertainment you need to get away for a while from your daily routine. The best thing is that you do not have to leave the house to get all those, and you do not even have to use any cash to get the fun that matches your taste the most.
4. Better Protection for Your Car with Garage Addition
When you are finally ready to buy a vehicle, you must prepare the house for it. In this case, we are talking specifically about the garage.
Having a garage as a place to park your car is the best decision. It will protect the vehicle from weather-related factors that may cause some damages. It will also give protection from theft, which also means protection to you.
Even if you do not have much space left, there will always be a way to make it possible for you to build the garage. A good example we found is available in the picture above in which an addition is built in front of the house.
If the new garage addition covers the house behind it, you must not forget about attaching the house number as done in the picture. This way, it will be easier for people to locate your house whenever they visit.
5. Stone Garage as a Match for a Traditional White Siding House
A garage built in front of the house should not always have the same material for the exterior. The one in the picture above is an excellent example.
It is a two-story stone garage, which is different from the white siding used on the house’s exterior. The question then is: does it look bad?
Not at all. Thanks to the neutral white color, the stone garage looks nice being located and connected to the main residence.
There is a good idea that you can use as inspiration from this design. Although the main exterior garage material is different from the one used in the house, some similar details are used in the design. The example shown in the picture is the white windows and charcoal roof shingles,
6. Humble, Timeless One-Car Garage in Front of a Cream-White Traditional House
We choose this detached garage design as another example in this post because we do love how it looks. It has a humble combination of beauty and timeless appearance that also represents the residence behind it.
The exterior of this one-car garage coordinates the home appearance perfectly. It has the same cream-white paint, beige door color, and also the greyish blue trim.
Another stunning detail that we love from this design is the gorgeous wooden gate. It becomes the main access to the house behind the garage.
7. A More Convenient Parking and Extra Space for Your Guests with Detached Carriage House
A detached carriage house is another alternative that you can place in front of your home. Unlike any regular garage, this one usually comes with a special design.
Commonly it has two stories. The first is used for car parking, and the second is used for a smaller version of a house complete with one or more bedrooms. The larger the carriage house’s size, the more rooms and functions it will have on the second floor.
Because of all those, a carriage house is not only functional as a place for parking cars. It can also function as a guest house.
Another benefit that you can obtain is the style value. It can make the curb appeal of the house increases. As an example, you can see the picture of a carriage house above.
8. A Detached Garage in Front of a House Built on a Sloped Land
Sometimes, a house is built on a sloped land with the main public road located in a higher position. In this situation, a detached garage located in front of the house can be an excellent home part to build.
You can take a look at the picture as an example. Here, you can see that the main road in front of the house can be accessed directly from the two-cars garage doors, making it easier to use or park the cars.
This garage is built on the sloped part of the land. Although so, you can see there is no problem found here. Thanks to the designer’s cleverness in building this indoor parking area and the house behind it.
If you are curious about what the garage looks like from the back and the side, you can take a look at this picture. Here, you can see that the floor (indicated by the garage’s charcoal grey part) is raised to make the interior even.
On the side, you can see two windows functioned to give a source of fresh air and natural light from outside. There is also a white door, so whenever the homeowner arrives and parks the car in the garage, he can directly go to the home area by using this door and then walk down through the stair.
The fact that the sloped land is not modified that much is excellent. It allows a stunning and refreshing landscape to be included in the design.
9. A Garage on the Lower Land in Front of the House
With a sloped-land condition, it is also very possible for the house to be built on a higher location than the driveway that connects it to the main road. With such conditions, a detached garage in front of the house can be an excellent choice to pick.
The picture above is an example that you must see. From it, you can see that the garage is way on lower ground than the house. The home area itself is accessible through the curvy stair.
10. Contemporary Detached Garage with Natural Touches in the Design
When you locate the garage in front of the house, you can also design it, especially to boost the curb appeal. Something like this may be beneficial in the future when you have a plan to sell the property.
Take a look at the garage shown in the picture. It has a contemporary style that somehow matches the main house’s design, especially when we see it from the entrance type, including the stacked natural stones used as the details.
However, you can also see from the picture that the house has white as the most dominant color, while grey is the garage’s main color. The design difference creates a chance for the garage to steal people’s attention first in the exterior design.
Another thing that we love from the garage is the use of natural materials that increase its styling value. Those include the wooden doors, wood ceiling, and the stacked natural stones for the front wall.
There are many design inspirations available for you when you plan to build a garage in front of house. The eleven ideas shown in this post are some of the best examples.
You must always remember before adding a garage in front of your house because the building will take a piece of your land. This fact makes the design suitable more for a spacious land instead of the small one.
However, it does not mean that you cannot include such a garage-type when your place is rather small. It is something that is already proven in some of the ideas above.
While more options are available when the land is spacious, the smaller one may only get some possible choices. One of the most common examples is a garage with a front-loading direction connected to the main road in front of the house.