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10 Things to Consider when Buying a Portable Garage

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The traditional garage has certainly come a long way in our day. Gone are the days when the only reason for a car garage was just that; a place to store two cars. From hooks to hang up bicycles, to top of the line, sleek cabinets lining the walls, some folk’s car garages are just as nice as our living rooms!

While most of us don’t need a fancy garage to play around in, we could all use some extra space in our lives. Kids toys, lawn and garden equipment and boxes of items ready for the garage sale next spring crowd out the attic, basement and the vehicle garage, and often the car ends up sitting outside!

Some of us humans have the character qualities of a pack rat! Every time we move to a new location, we hope it’s the last move we have to make until our final one to the next world! Throughout life, we tend to do with those “extra” things we have no use for just now. They either go in the attic or…you guessed it; the garage!

What is the answer when the garage is full and we need more elbow room?

For many people, a portable garage is a great solution. Portable garages as displayed in here provide a quick storage space that can open up your life and make more room to enjoy the finer things of life. You can buy a portable garage from the scores of Amish builders in PA and have it delivered to your home in PA, NJ, NY, CT, DE, MD, VA, WV and beyond.

But, before you pick up the phone or visit your closest Amish Garage Builder, think about how you will design your new portable garage to give you the space and the beauty you want and need.

Here are 10 things to consider so you can get the best use out of every square foot of your new portable garage built by the Amish.

1. Add a Loft to your Portable Garage

You don’t have to make the discovery on your own, as many others have, that a “normal” sized portable garage soon isn’t big enough! There always seems to be a few more important things that you may not use every day but you still want within reach. So, a great way to add more space in your portable garage, without spending much money, is to add lofts. Lofts give you space in the roof area of the garage without adding extra height to the building. Better yet, you can go with modular portable garage with a full second floor and nearly double your space! Check out Two Story Garages here…

2. A Workbench in your Portable Garage Gives You a Place to Work

Is “a place for everything and everything in its place” your motto? Add a workbench to your portable garage with pegboard hangars above it for all your important tools. Just make sure Junior puts everything back where it belongs! You can order the workbench when you buy the portable garage or buy a hardwood workbench at Harbor Freight Tools here.

3. Peg Board in the Garage Keeps Tools Accessible

I just mentioned this, but if you really want your tools accessible without digging too deeply, add pegboard right above the workbench, buy a set of hooks like this one, and then you’ll have very quick and easy access to your tools. And like I said, make sure the little guy (or maybe you) put them back after you use them!

4. Add an Electrical Package to your Portable One Car Garage

Why be in the dark when your portable garage could literally light your world? Consider getting the electrical package installed before the portable car garage is delivered so you’re ready to use it when it comes. For those of you DIYers, you know what usually happens when you try to pull off too much on your own. It’s easy to think this is one of those DIY projects you want to do and you’ll get around to running some electrical wires and outlets eventually. But time goes by and you’re still in the dark. So again, consider getting the electrical installed before it arrives.

5. A Solar Panel on the Car Garage will Keep the Lights On 

Want to go clean & green? Go the solar route in your portable garage; buy a solar panel kit like this and let the sun lighten up your life!

 

6. Keep Critters out from Under with a Critter Gaurd

Worried about four-footed creatures or slithering somethings making a home under your brand new portable garage? Add a critter guard between the skids to keep unwanted animals out. It’s a really cheap way to help keep your garage from being a haven for unwanted animals. Not-to-mention small puppies getting stuck under the garage!

7. Get Extra Windows, Shutters and Flower Boxes for your Portable Garage

Ok, I added this one as an attraction for your wife. A few windows should be standard on your garage, but a few extra and larger windows both light up the garage workspace and make the garage look better. Shutters also add a certain flavor that’s missing with a plain old window and flower boxes add a certain old world charm that’s missing otherwise. The garage pictured here as transom windows above the main windows. It adds a nice charm to your garage. Doesn’t that look inviting?

8. A Dormer Does Amazing things for a Portable Garage

While we’re talking about the outside of your portable garage let’s look at more that can improve the aesthetics. Dormers are a great addition to a Premier Garden Garage or other larger portable garage. They can give light and a very nice exterior addition. The two garages above have a Shed Dormer installed. You certainly don’t want another run-of-the-mill portable garage around the neighborhood. Another great spruce up is a cupola and/or weathervane. Variety is the spice of life!

9. Add a Ramp for Easy Access to the Garage

Say, if you really want to get heavy stuff into your portable garage, consider providing an easy entrance! Take your pick from our selection of pressure treated ramps, and ramp it up! You can add a ramp to the garage door entrance and to the entrance door around the side.

10. The Portable Garage Size Matters!

Last but certainly not least; don’t make the common mistake of going too small with your portable garage. If all you want to store is a normal sized car and a few tools, then a 12x20 portable garage might work. But if you want space to hang bicycles with hooks from the roof, need that workbench we talked about and shelves to store all the extra stuff crowding out your attic, then you should consider a 14x32 portable garage or larger. We can even create a portable garage as big as 16x48! Now that is a really big garage!

Make the Portable Garage Your Ultimate Man Cave!

Portable Garages and Sheds have been used for everything from a hunting cabin, a writers den, art studio and more. Think outside the box, and design a portable garage that will keep your stuff safe, and be a great man cave to spend time tinkering.

If you need more ideas for your new portable garage, see this website for more garage ideas that could be incorporated in YOUR portable garage!

So, there you have it. Ten things to considering to keep your life organized with your new portable car garage. And by the way, some of these points can make your overcrowded existing garage much more usable.

One more reason to consider a portable garage over a permanent detached garage: should you decide to pull up stakes your portable garage can go right with you

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