The default function that most people have in mind for a carport is for it to serve as a parking space. Whether you don’t have an attached garage on your property or you just need extra covered parking, a carport can do the job beautifully. But that’s far from the only function that your new carport can serve. There are many creative ways to design your carport so it can provide more than just parking.
Combine Parking and Storage
This is a popular approach that is seen in many carport designs. Instead of just making your carport a place for one or two vehicles to live, you can also add a storage area that will keep equipment, supplies, or whatever else you don’t just want to leave out in the open. You may choose to add your storage area in the back of the carport, or it could be on one end. There is a lot of flexibility here so you can customize the design to suit the needs of your property.
There are a couple of different ways to go about making room for storage in your carport. On the one hand, you could simply make your carport bigger than you need it for parking and use that extra space to store some things. For example, if you are going to park two cars under this structure, you can create a three- or four-car design and have plenty of extra room available.
However, this option will not give you any enclosed storage. To upgrade this setup, consider combining your carport and a shed into one structure. This way, you get the best of both worlds. You get the easy access and weather protection offered by a carport, and you get the secure storage of a shed. It’s easy to combine these into a single structure with Carport Kingdom, so feel free to get started on this project today.
An Outdoor Workshop
If you like to create things, whether for personal reasons or as a profession, using a carport for an outdoor workspace is a nice idea. You’ll enjoy working in the open-air environment, yet you’ll have a roof over your head to keep the rain away. You can design your carport purposefully to play this role, based on the kinds of things you build and the space you need. A high roof, large clear span, or adding a wall for weather protection are all pieces of the puzzle to consider.
An Aesthetic Element
Instead of just being a practical addition to your property, a carport can also upgrade the look of your grounds and tie everything together. For example, you might choose an A-Frame design to give your carport a more structural appearance, and you could add trim all the way around to feature an accent color that complements the roof nicely. Remember to keep in mind the colors and styles of any other buildings already on the property, such as your home. You don’t necessarily have to match up the colors and styles perfectly, but you do want them to work together so nothing clashes or looks out of place. Thinking of your new carport as a visual addition along with the parking and other purposes it serves makes this project even more exciting.
Solve Nearly Any Storage Problem
No matter what you need to store, or what you need to work on in a covered space, a carport can serve you well. Before you commit to another, more expensive solution – like an enclosed garage building made of wood, be sure to consider metal carports. If you have looked at other carport companies and found that they didn’t offer the flexibility you needed, turn to Carport Kingdom for a solution. Our Build & Price tool makes it easy to explore all our custom features and create a structure that perfectly suits your needs.
When you work with a company like Carport Kingdom for this project, you can expect both quality materials and excellent service from start to finish. We are excited to get started!