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How Large is a One Car Garage?

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Average size of a one car garage?

One car garages come in many shapes and sizes. Some come with an A-roof, others with a Gambrel roof and all offer advantages and disadvantages. But one of the basic questions when considering a one car garage might be:

How large should a one car garage be?

The minimum size of a one-car garage should be 10x18 but most cars will require a garage that is at least 12x20. If you are driving a Smart Car, then a 10x12 might work! But otherwise, even the most compact cars will require a 20-foot long garage to fit inside comfortably. You don't want to be crashing into the wall while backing your vehicle into the garage!

The garage photo above features an 18x26 One Car Garage with an extra wide garage door and plenty of overhead space. 

How Large is a One Car Garage?

What if I want more Space inside my One Car Garage?

That is a great question. In the example to the left, you can see with a larger vehicle such as a full-sized pickup inside a 25-foot long garage. It is easy to see there is little room left for a workbench and other needs. 

If you want extra space besides your space for a vehicle then you'll need to do some extra planning. Make sure you measure your car or truck first, then decide on the best size for your one car garage and the extra space you need. 

Best size for a One Car Garage

A One Car Garage with Office Space

Now let's get creative. How about a 16x20 One Car Garage with an extra space for a home officeart studio or man cave? You could store the vehicle in the garage and then have a space to tinker or gather with friends in the other section.

Or use the extra space as a workshop and storage space. Add a workbench and some shelves and you'll have the garage/workshop of your dreams!

Let’s look at more possibilities for your very own prefab one car garage.

Choosing the Right Sized One Car Garage

When you are deciding on the best size for a one car garage, ask the question

What am I going to store besides a car?

If the only thing you need room for in your single car garage is... a car... you may be able to get by with a smaller option. Here are a few examples of one car garages of different sizes. We start by going from small to large, less space to more space.

Small one car garage for a Smart Car

A One Car Garage for your Smart Car

Smart cars are about all you'll be able to fit into this Mini One Car Garage. At 10x12, this Standard Workshop Garage will give you space for a smart car and maybe a shelf on the back wall for storing some extra stuff. 

This tiny one car garage would also be a good fit for a small tractor or lawn mower as well as other garden tools. 

This One Car Garage is so small that we don't even have a price for it on our website. If you want prices, request a customized quote via our form

12x20 One Car Garage in DE

The Dutch Barn One Car Garage

Next, we take a giant step forward to the Dutch Barn Garages.

Not every garage offers the same interior storage space even when the footprint is equal. Here, you see a Dutch Barn Garage that offers more interior height than most of our single story one car garages. The high barn roof design means you'll have more space for storage in the loft area and less clutter on the floor. 

Get this garage if you want plenty of space for a loft.

Size of a Two Story One Car Garage

Get Even More Space in a Two Story Garage

Maybe you don't want to take up a lot of space from your property but you need lots of storage space.

The Legacy Two Story MaxiBarn takes us to a whole new level (literally) and gives you almost double the storage space with a full second floor and a stairway with easy access. 

This building can be quickly assembled on your site and you can be enjoying extra space in a matter of hours after our team arrives. 

Best Size One Car Garage in NY and NJ

Use a Double Wide for Your One Car Garage

Using a Modular Garage like the 20x24 above for a one car garage has definite advantages for the homeowner looking for storage space. Now you can pull your vehicle inside while also having room for the mower, your bikes, utility vehicles, and much more.

These modular garages are also ideal to be used as two-car garages by installing two garage doors. 

My garage was delivered today and it was exactly as envisioned. Best looking building on the block! Highly recommend these guys!

Prefabricated One Car Garage in PA

Final Words on How Large a Single Car Garage Should Be

Look at your needs, balance that with the space you have available for single car garage, look at your budget, then come see us for the solution to your need for a one-car garage.

All our sheds are customizable to your specifications and we will be happy to sit down with you and create the garage that is the right size for your needs!

And before you go too far, don't miss what our past customers have been saying. Read the prefab garage reviews on our website and give us a call if you have any questions!

Sheds Unlimited Customer Reviews...

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We have a very unique yard that slopes downward and is difficult to access. Home Depot agreed to the job back in May after looking at pictures of the yard and access points, and we scheduled delivery for July. Their crew called out the morning of the delivery and we rescheduled to August. August came, and the delivery crew from Home Depot showed up only to tell me they were not willing to do a Job that difficult. Then I found Sheds Unlimited. I worked with Ben over the phone and Gideon in the field. Gideon and his crewmember found a way to get the shed pieces down a steep embankment and assemble the shed- all in the pouring rain! This was their 2nd shed assembly of the day. I was very impressed by their hard work and the fact that they stuck with the job despite its difficulty. Thanks everyone! 

Jason from Kensington, MD

Our garage is beautiful and was erected in record time. It was a pleasure dealing with the sales person and project manager. We couldn't be more pleased. Thanks again.

Gary Palmer from Smithsburg, MD

My husband and I were very impressed with the efficiency and quality workmanship exhibited in the construction of our barn shed. The carpenters were most polite and professional and represent their company well. We are very satisfied customers and have already recommended "Sheds Unlimited" to others who we have shown off our shed to!

My experience with Sheds Unlimited was Excellent. The shed is exactly what I ordered. Delivery was on time and the Customer Service was all excellent. I would definitely recommend Sheds Unlimited.

Dee from .Norriton P

The best "legal" placement for our shed is well within view of our home, so we really wanted it to be a positive part of the landscape. Shayne was able to squeeze the shed into position with inches to spare between trees and the house. The shed is very solidly built and looks fantastic. Even our neighbor complimented it

Alec from New Jersey

Awesome working with Sheds Unlimited over the past month. My garage was delivered today and it was exactly as envisioned. The driver Ryan was able to navigate a very tight space in town and through a back alley to perfectly place the garage. Best looking building on the block! Highly recommend these guys. Thanks! 

Collin from West Chester PA

Hello Delmar;

Several reasons for this message.
First of all I must say that the entire process of doing business with you and everyone in your company that I have dealt with has surpassed my satisfaction and expectations.
From our first meeting at your office to the many many many phone calls i made to you with questions and/or changes you were always willing to take the time to answer my questions and provide the information that i needed and explained why i could or could not or should or should not do certain things. You always took the time to make sure I understood why or why not.
My site prep and your busy schedule took us to a later date than anticipated but James King along with good weather made it all happen on December 18th.
I told James several times there was no way they could get the truck/trailer to the job site ---but--- 7 a.m. the truck and trailer and three man crew are all on the site which I still don't know how they accomplished.
Speaking of the crew and the construction, myself and the entire neighborhood were beyond impressed. Three young men that are obviously very well beyond their years in knowledge and professionalism. I can't say enough good things about them. To watch them work is a treat. It's like they can read each others minds. They each know what to do, when to do it, and rarely even need to speak to each other. They just work and work and waste no time. They were kind and courteous as well. I was impressed as you can tell, and many neighbors were as well. Please pass on my best wishes to Chris who suffered the fall. Here is an example of what kind of employee he is------as I am driving him to the hospital after his fall we are having a conversation about work and he says "I love my job and this kind of work".
As you can tell I am beyond satisfied but I do have one issue with the building. There is one substantial leak in the roof. It is in the area of the dormer and enters the building in a joint between two sheets of osb very near the dormer. It drips from the roof down to the concrete floor as it is above the open area of the attic floor. I will be doing finish work to the attic area soon and obviously the leak must be repaired prior to that however I do not expect anyone to repair a roof in bad weather but please keep this in mind and handle as soon as safely possible. I was aware of the leak prior to your cashing my final check but felt no need to stop pay and hold back any portion until leak is repaired as I certainly trust you will handle it as soon as safely possible.
Thanks again for everything !

Bill Zaremba from Sugar Notch, PA

Well first off Mark & Willie drove 4 hours to get here and when they did it had been raining for hours , these 2 guys unloaded truck & started at 7:30 am, in the rain & it was about 40* out, they had a 24x20 building up & roof on in less than 6 hours, they installed 3 windows, walk in door, trim & paint. I had a mishap with old garage & asked if they can use my garage door, no problem at all, they finished everything & cleaned up in the dark & still had a 4 hour drive home. I am extremely happy, Mark & Willie you two guys are great, my whole experience from drawings to ordering with John to building being complete was the greatest, Sheds Unlimited is #1 in my book.

robert boyd from Vernon nj

Seamless from start to finish. Good price, good product, good job!

Steve from Jersey Shore

It has been a pleasure working with Shed Unlimited. They installed a barn for me in less than 2 days. Mark and his two journeymen were amazing to watch. Wish I had a few employee's like them. The workmanship and quality was outstanding. Would recommend Sheds Unlimited to all. Thanks for your hard work.

Curt Dubac from Catlett, Virginia