The minimum for a two-car garage is 20 by 20 feet. However, this will only fit smaller cars and no additional storage. Therefore, 24 by 24 feet is often recommended as this will not only allow you to get in and out of your car easily without scratching the doors but also to have some additional storage. In this post, you will read more about two-car garage dimensions!
- Vehicle size
The average width of a car is around 6 to 6.5 feet and when adding a few feet on each side to get in and out this adds up to around 20-foot. However, investing a bit more in a 24 foot is definitely recommended. When the township does not allow you or your property is lacking the space, try if you can squeeze in a 22-foot width as this will provide you with some extra space to play around.
This is really vehicle dependent and whether you fancy additional space in the back. This space often much-needed for things like a working station, bikes, or storage. Therefore, a 24-foot length is often recommended rather than a minimum of 20 feet.
Most people do not really consider the height of the garage or think these are often standard dimensions. On average, garages are 8 feet high with a 7 feet high garage door. However, if you own a pickup or SUV, this might not be enough. Additionally, every foot in height also allows more storage space on the walls.
As stated before, garage dimensions are highly dependent on vehicle size. To give you an example, the average sedan is around 17 feet long. This means that 20 feet in length will just allow you to get around and that’s it. If your car is (much) larger, you can imagine that even a 24-foot-long garage will still not host your workstation or bikes.