We often work with other home improvement companies to provide an overall experience for our customers that make them happier with their home. Often, we work with builders who are constructing new garages for homeowners. Whether you live in an older home that never had a garage or need to replace yours with something that better meets your needs, White Rabbit will work its magic to put the finishing touches on your design. We are proud to be so highly recommended by local builders, and feel it is our job to collaborate with them as early as possible in the process.
In fact, it is while your builder is working on the construction of your garage that you should call us to start planning the cabinetry, workbenches, and other storage solutions you are going to need. We live in a cold, damp climate, and keeping your items off the ground is one of the most important considerations. By including us early in the process of customizing your garage, we can work with the builder to make sure the space is designed to accommodate the storage solutions we’ll be adding.
We can also coordinate with your builder to provide a polyurea floor surface. Floor surfacing can be started about a month after the floor is poured, to allow for settling. By getting the floor surface in early, we can reduce the amount of dust and dirt being tracked into your home, seal out moisture, and give your garage a fabulous finish.
Garages are used for so much more than just storing cars these days. Many of our clients have dens, home offices, rec rooms, and hobby rooms in their garages. White Rabbit can help you create the perfect environment for any garage use, making sure, you have the functional solutions you need.
If you’re going to be custom building a garage, here are some factors you should consider as you’re working on the design with your builder:
- The ‘recess’ of the garage should be a minimum of 24″ if possible (of course, the bigger, the better) to allow for great storage.
- The ceiling should be a minimum of 9′ (again, the bigger, the better).
- There should be at lease 24″ of space between the garage door and the ceiling
- Don’t put too many windows in because that reduces the opportunity for storage
- There should be a minimum of 1 ” concrete footing around the garage so that the drywall doesn’t go down to the concrete. If the garage floor gets wet, it could wick up the drywall.
When you’re looking for the people who will be helping you to make your home improvements, be sure to check with the Better Business Bureau and Angie’s List to make sure the company is not only qualified but also has a history of satisfying their customers.
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