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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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All aspects from beginning to end were outstanding.

Steve from baltimore

Thank you for a very pleasant experiance
The shed was delivered on time, one problem with the color was resolved to my satification, the delivery was great with Nate at the helm tue shed wes put down on the spot, with the entire axpeeience caming to a very satified end. I would recomend Sheds unlimited to anybody. THANKS AGAIN Artie Van Riper

ArtieVanRiper from Calverton,New York

Thank you to all the wonderful people at Sheds Unlimited they really are so organized to work with! They have the whole process stress free! I had one worker come with my adorable shed and use the mule I told him he was like a surgeon placing the shed in my yard! Cannot wait to buy more sheds from you !!!! Very very Happy! Have a great Christmas!!!

Deborah Mooney from Staten Island New york

I had a customer who asked me to find him a shed that would replace his old pool shed. Working with Sheds Unlimited was a wonderful experience. It started with a very helpful website that allowed me to find just the product I needed, along with all the options that made sense for my project. The location in which the shed was to be installed required the shed to be built on-site. The crew of two arrived at 6:30 in the morning! and were hammering their first nails at 7:30. These guys work hard, are very conscientious, and did a terrific job. They were done by 10:30 and the site was clean when they left. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is looking for a shed or garage!

Matt Capitolo from Elkins Park, 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

This is my second shed from Sheds Unlimited,
it's as easy as sending Steve an E-mail about
the shed you want,be sure you have a clear path to deliver your shed and a proper site
to drop it and it is set in place to 1/4 " in
15 min. I would recommend Sheds Unlimited to everyone !!!!!

Mike Kleva from Galloway, NJ

A perfect experience. Some things to note from my experience:

1. The website is informative and very easy to navigate
2. The people you will speak with when you call are pleasant and eager to help
3. The ordering process is simple and accurate
4. The delivery was as described (and fun -- we all enjoyed it).
5. The shed is very well constructed.
6. Lastly, the price. If you find a better deal, chances are the quality won't be as good.

All in all, a perfect experience. I couldn't be happier and I'll be recommending old.shedsunlimited.net to my friends!

Erik Nelius from Freehold, NJ

My shed is everything I could of ask for. I could of built my own shed but comparing the.price and the craftsmanship they know what they are doing, and I made the right choice. . The wait was worth the time as did the kids faces seeing this 8 by 16 ft house roll off the truck into our yard. As for the people I spoke to they couldn't be nicer on the phone very helpful in a timely manner never had to wait more then a few minutes. This shed will last and be part of my family for a long time. It may seem funny I said that, but to me being in my yard with my wife n kids doing little things keep us close and a family. To look up n see how nice my yard is and havering a beautiful shed sitting there just make me feel good. Can't wait to order my pool cabanner!!!

Thomas Fasano from Deer Park New York

From our initial call to describe our criteria for our new shed (Ben Shue), to our notification and scheduling of our delivery (Austin Beachy) and finally the delivery and placement of our new shed (Nate)....we are very tickled with the quality of our purchase and the courteous and professional nature shown by Sheds Unlimited.....Thank you!

C Shoemaker from NJ

First ,your crew was exceptional they finished the project on time. The quality was more then I expected. The price was under budget. THANKS I would recommend your company to any one.

Richard Stegner from Shelter Island N.Y.