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Adding a garage to your home can offer many benefits. Ranging from practicality to increased property value.


Building a detached garage is a significant project that requires careful planning and consideration. It will also provide numerous benefits to your property and home.

Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail.

The pros at DK Prime Construction can help you. Whether you are buying a garage package from a lumber yard or want to build one from scratch.

There are many factors to consider when planning to have a garage erected on your property. Check out our comprehensive checklist.

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Here are the top 10 reasons why adding a garage to your home is a smart investment:

Vehicle Protection

A garage provides shelter for your vehicles. Protecting them from the elements such as rain, snow, hail, and UV radiation. This protection helps preserve the exterior finish. It also helps prevent damage to the interior components of your vehicles.


Parking your vehicles in a garage improves security. Reducing the risk of theft, vandalism, and break-ins. A garage with secure doors and windows provides secure space for valuable possessions. Including vehicles, tools, and equipment.

Additional Storage Space

Beyond vehicle storage, a garage offers valuable storage space for household items. Including seasonal decorations, sporting equipment, gardening tools, and outdoor gear. Utilizing garage space for storage helps declutter your home. It also keeps belongings organized and accessible.

A Workspace

A garage can serve as a versatile workspace. For hobbies, DIY projects, and home improvement tasks. Whether it’s woodworking, automotive repairs, or crafting. Having a dedicated space helps. By dding workbenches, storage cabinets, and tools it allows you to pursue your interests and projects.

Multi-functional Space

Depending on its size and layout. A garage can serve many purposes beyond vehicle storage and workspace. It can double as:

  • a home gym,

  • playroom,

  • entertainment area,

  • or even a guest suite with proper insulation, lighting, and ventilation.

The versatility of a garage allows you to adapt the space to suit your evolving needs and lifestyle.

Increased Home Value

Adding a garage will increase the resale value of your home. Potential homebuyers often focus on properties with garage parking. This is due to the added convenience, security, and functionality it offers. A well-designed and functional garage will enhance the marketability of your home.

Enhanced Curb Appeal

A well-maintained garage can enhance the curb appeal of your home. Improving its aesthetic appeal and making a positive first impression on visitors. Investing in:

  • architectural features,
  • landscaping,
  • and exterior finishes

All complement your home’s design and can further enhance its visual appeal.

Weather Protection

Besides vehicle protection, a garage provides a sheltered space. For loading and unloading groceries, packages, and other items during inclement weather. Having a covered area next to your home minimizes exposure.


A garage provides an extra layer of privacy. By concealing vehicles and belongings from view. Especially in populated neighbourhoods or areas with limited parking. This added privacy enhances security and creates a sense of personal space.


Having a garage attached to or near your home offers unmatched convenience. It eliminates the need to search for street parking or scrape ice off your windshield. Making your daily routines more efficient and enjoyable.

Whether you’re looking to improve your quality of life. Increase your property’s resale value, or enhance the functionality of your living space. A garage addition is a wise investment with long-term benefits.

Things to Consider When Building A Detached Garage

Garages come in many shapes and sizes. Which means there are endless options. Which can be very overwhelming. Knowing what you want to use the garage for is very important. Consider the immediate needs and any future needs.

Here is a site that offers over 800 different garage plans. You can use these for ideas or if you find one you like they can be purchased.

Purpose & Functionality

Determine the primary purpose of the detached garage. Will it be used solely for vehicle storage, or do you also need space for a workshop, storage, or other activities? Understanding your needs will help you design a garage that meets your specific requirements.

Location & Size

Choose an optimal location on your property for the detached garage, considering factors such as access, privacy, and landscaping. Determine the appropriate size of the garage based on the number and size of vehicles you plan to store, as well as any additional space needed for storage or activities.

Building Codes & Zoning Regulations

Familiarize yourself with local building codes, zoning regulations, and permit requirements governing the construction of detached garages in your area. Ensure that your garage design complies with these regulations to avoid potential legal issues or delays during the construction process.

Foundation Type

Decide on the type of foundation for your detached garage, such as a concrete slab, crawl space, or basement. The foundation type will depend on factors such as soil conditions, local building codes, and personal preferences. Consult with a structural engineer to determine the most suitable foundation option for your project.

Heating & Cooling

If you’ve never had a garage before you might think it doesn’t need heating or cooling. But if you plan on using the garage as a workspace or for hobbies. You will want to consider heating and cooling.

There are electric heaters and gas heaters. There are also in-floor heating options.

Depending on the type of heating you choose, you may want to consider having a gas line from the house trenched to the location of the garage.


Choose durable and weather-resistant materials for the construction of your detached garage, such as wood framing, steel framing, or concrete block. Consider factors such as cost, maintenance requirements, and aesthetic appeal when selecting materials. Decide on construction methods, such as stick-built or prefabricated construction, based on your budget and timeline.


Choose durable and weather-resistant materials for the construction of your detached garage, such as wood framing, steel framing, or concrete block. Consider factors such as cost, maintenance requirements, and aesthetic appeal when selecting materials. Decide on construction methods, such as stick-built or prefabricated construction, based on your budget and timeline.

Landscaping & Exterior Design

Integrate the detached garage seamlessly into your property’s landscape and exterior design to enhance curb appeal and visual harmony. Consider factors such as building materials, colors, rooflines, and architectural details that complement your home’s style and surroundings. Incorporate landscaping elements such as shrubs, trees, and pathways to soften the transition between the garage and the rest of the property.


A permit is required to build a garage in the city. This is to protect you and your neighbours. As there are bylaws to consider and your garage will need inspecting.

The electrical, natural gas lines and even the structure need to be inspected for everyone’s safety.


Interior Finishes

We know budgets play a major role in deciding on projects. The interior walls of a garage can be left unfinished or they can be drywalled, or sheathed with OSB Plywood.

The interior walls of a garage finished with drywall will be brighter than an unfinished or sheathed finish. Painting the drywall white, or even the OSB sheathing will also make it brighter and cleaner.

If you plan on insulating the garage later, then leaving the interior walls unfinished is best. 

We also offer financing.

No payments and no interest for 3 months.

Affordable monthly payments after the first 3 months. No backdated interest. Pay it off any time without penalty.

Roof Design & Pitch

Select an appropriate roof design and pitch for your detached garage that complements the architectural style of your home and provides sufficient drainage. Common roof styles include gable, hip, and gambrel roofs. Consider factors such as snow load, wind resistance, and ventilation when designing the roof structure.

Electrical & Lighting

Plan for electrical wiring and lighting fixtures in your detached garage to accommodate lighting, power outlets, and any additional electrical needs.

Consider LED light fixtures. They provide a lot more light and are less expensive to operate.

Regardless of what you think you might use your new garage for, it will probably change over time. Plan for more electrical outlets that you might initially consider.

You can also have some outlets installed in the ceiling. You will need one or 2 for your garage door openers, but think about a retractable extension cord spool. These are often used for treble lights for working on vehicles. But one of these spools will provide quick power to all corners of the garage.

You will also want to consider some hanging lights over workbenches.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station

If you currently have an EV or are considering one in the future. Installing or planning for the electrical to be installed will save time and money.

Ventilation & Insulation

 Ensure proper ventilation and insulation in your detached garage to regulate temperature, reduce humidity, and prevent moisture buildup. Install vents, windows, or exhaust fans to promote air circulation and prevent mould and mildew growth. Insulate walls, ceilings, and garage doors to improve energy efficiency and comfort.

Security & Access Control

Implement security measures to protect your vehicles, tools, and belongings stored in the detached garage. Install sturdy doors with secure locks, windows with shatter-resistant glass, and motion-activated lighting to deter intruders. Consider adding a security system with cameras and alarms for added protection.


It will be a garage, which means, you will have a garage door. But what type of garage door and how many?

If you are insulating the garage or plan on having heating or cooling, you will want an insulated garage door. 

If it is a double-wide garage, do you want one large door or 2 individual doors? Using one large garage door will let more heat out (if your garage is heated). They are also heavier and require a garage door opener with more power to lift the door. But 2 garage doors require 2 garage door openers.

But what about a regular door? You don’t want to have to open the garage door every time you want in and out of it. Planning the best location for your door will help with security. If you have security cameras on your home, be sure the door is placed in an area that the cameras will see. If not, make sure the door is visible from the house.

Windows also provides natural light. However, they also become a security risk. Planning for windows to be installed higher than normal will help. They will provide natural light and ventilation (if they are opening windows) but be less accessible to potential thieves.


One reason you might be considering a garage is for storage. Along with parking a vehicle or two. But if you also want the garage for storage, you may check into some garage storage options.

If you want cabinets, those cabinets take up floor space. Valuable floor space that may make it difficult to walk around a vehicle or even open the cabinets. Consider building the garage wider (or longer) to accommodate cabinets or workbenches.

You also may want to consider building a taller garage. A taller garage will provide valuable space for shelving or retractable storage components.



If there is an existing, older garage on your property that you want to demolish to make space for the new garage. There are a few things to consider as well.

  • A permit is required to demolish a garage
  • Who will demolish the existing garage?
  • Who will remove the debris from the garage?
  • Who will disconnect any existing electrical or natural gas connections?
  • Can you save any existing doors, windows or other elements for the new garage?


DK Prime can provide complete garage construction. Most of the work is completed by our team. However, we do work with other trades depending on the results you want. Please use this list to let us know what finishes you would like for your garage. Even if they aren't an immediate goal, it will help us with the planning and construction of your garage if we know these items are on your wish list.



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