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Hidden Garages: Functionality with Curb Appeal

If you have the size of property that allows you to have a side-load garage, please, for the love of all that is delightful in this world, DO IT.

Large garages can offer space for both your cars (without doors hitting each other), as well as a workshop or storage space.

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Large garages are an eyesore from the road and can overwhelm your home’s facade, drawing more attention to it than your front door.

Choosing to have the garage load from the side rather than the front offers the potential for a nice window on the front or the chance to add a decorative element.

If you have the space, adding a porte-cochere offers a way to conceal the driveway or parking pad while adding an architectural feature to amp up your curb appeal!