Sheds and garages are more alike than they are different. Each can be used for various purposes, including storing items, working on projects, and more. If you find yourself stuck between a shed and a garage when planning an upcoming building, we’d like to help provide some clarity with the ideas and information below.
Of course, no matter which one you choose, Carport Kingdom will be happy to help you bring this project to life. Sheds, garages, carports, and more can all get started in our Build & Price tool, where you can explore various types of structures and features that can be added to them. If you’d like to work directly with our team from the start, just contact us, and we’ll go over your needs and help you decide how to proceed. We are excited to serve you!
What’s the Difference Between a Shed and a Garage?
There really isn’t a formal difference between a shed and a garage. You might think of a garage as a place where you park a car, but technically, you could do the same thing in a shed if it was large enough. It might be most helpful to consider the difference in the type of door you use to access the building. Typically, a shed will have a standard, swing-open door that is just large enough for people to walk through. On the other hand, most garages have a large roll-up door that allows vehicles and equipment to make their way inside.
It’s often the case that a garage is larger than a shed, but that doesn’t need to be part of the definition. You can easily have a large shed used just for storage and only has a walk-through door, or a small garage barely big enough for a single small car to sneak inside. So, it’s usually more about access than anything else when trying to decide if a building is a shed or a garage.
Consider Your Prospective Uses
As you ponder which of these two types of buildings to pursue, it’s really all about how you will use the structure that will determine your choices. For example, if you want to park a vehicle inside, you’ll certainly look to a garage and the big doors it offers as an ideal solution. If you have smaller plans, however, such as storing your yard tools and maybe a few seasonal decorations, a shed will likely meet your needs without any trouble.
One thing to keep in mind during the planning phase is that your needs may change over the coming years. It’s impossible to know exactly how those needs will evolve but do your best to think about those possible future demands and take them into consideration. If you can manage to build something now that will do a good job of continuing to serve you even as things change, you’ll save time and money later on as compared to having to start from scratch later with a new building entirely.
Think About Access
We talked earlier about the difference in doors between a shed and a garage, and you also need to consider where the building will be placed on your property. If you have your eye on a spot out of the way and not near the driveway, adding a garage won’t make much sense – you won’t have a way to drive to it, even if you wanted to. So, if your ideal building spot is off in a corner, a shed might be the only way to go.
This line of thinking can also be turned around in the other direction. If you are building right by your driveway, it would be silly only to make a shed when a garage could be created just as easily. Even if you don’t think you will use the garage now for parking, opting for a garage-style structure makes a lot of sense, given the physical location of the building close to the driveway.
Create Your Custom Garage or Shed with Carport Kingdom Today
Sheds and garages are both excellent structures that can serve you well for many years. However, one is probably better than the other for your needs at the moment, so consider the points we laid out above and decide for yourself which way is the right way to go. Carport Kingdom is ready to serve you with either project in Texas, so reach out today to learn more.