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Looking for some serious answers here, not joking. We are in the process of designing our new house thus trying to decide what will best fit an 2022 F150 xlt crew cab with 6.5 bed. Probably will be doing a 3 bay garage with 2 doors one 9' other 16'. The single bay will not be on the same plane as the 16' in order to break things up and will house the f150. Right now thinking 12x25 foot area.

All input and photos are welcome and what you wish was different about yours!

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I am building a detached garage In our backyard. Just got the slab poured on Thursday. It will be 48' x 60' with 2 10' doors and an 18' door (plus an 8' in the rear). Staggered the doors as you mentioned to break it up. It will have a central drain so I can wash cars indoors. Not sure this helps but let me know if you have any questions. I attached a few shots from the plans . 25' will be a bit shallow if you plan on having cabinets in from of it.

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I'd go deeper than 25', especially if you want any shelves/bench/fridge in front of the truck. I think 12' might just give you barely enough room to have doors open on both sides.

Mine is 27' deep, and it leaves me 5.5-6' of space between the front of the truck and the wall, when I'm just barely in far enough to close the door.

Are you planning on the two different sections being connected, or completely separate? What width and depth are you thinking for the two stall side?
 

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I agree with Stone. 25' is enough for the truck without anything else. That is a little close to me. Same with a 9' door, just enough with nothing to spare.

Also take a look at the height. Consider that the overhead door probably hangs down a couple of inches so you need a little more clearance than just the door opening.

Good luck with that garage.
 

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We added an addition on three years ago and this is what we did. I have the same size truck as you. I also had two floor drains installed and hot and cold water. I wash my truck in the garage during the winter. Also spend the extra money and epoxy the floors, well worth it. You can see the finished product in my avatar.
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Building a garage around a specific truck is short sighted imo..,...you never know when what you might end up needing or doing next.

Build the garage w/ enough space for THE LARGEST LONGEST pickup truck produced.....ie: F350, CrewCab, 8' Long Bed, 4x4.......and then add on a couple of feet front, rear and sides....youll NEVER regret it.!
 

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Man, I'm so jealous! I would love a garage big enough to park a truck in, and still have room left over for "garage stuff."
 

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If you build it 23' deep, if you park the front license plate holder within 1" of the front wall, you can lower your tailgait and slide between it and the garage door - if you are thin. So, that is your drop-dead minimum. Skip meals for a month if you have to, to get there. 25' won't be deep enough to put anything at all in front of the truck, and yet be able to access whatever that thing is. I think anything less than 30', you will always regret. And have to live with that regret a long time. And you won't be able to come on hear, complain, and get any sympathy. :) A large garage is SUCH a luxury!
 

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I have never had a garage I thought was too big, or met anyone who had one. There are obviously tradeoffs (cost, setbacks on the house, etc.), but personally I would go as big as you can now. Garage space always get filled up with something, a large garage is a selling point to most buyers (if/when you sell), and it will cost so much more in the future to make it bigger that it is almost never worth the cost.
 

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.... The single bay will not be on the same plane as the 16' in order to break things up and will house the f150. ....
I'd encourage keeping the entire garage floor on the same plane. IME a 'slab step' in such a space presents a permanent and invariably tiresome trip-hazard and interference to the free and yet unimagined placement and movement of objects in the space. Even a generous-width and gently-sloped ramp between the levels doesn't mitigate that 'forever' inconvenience. I can almost guarantee that at some point in the life of that space the slab-step will be perceived as an unwelcome nuisance.

Use facade, eave, roofline, ceiling plane, wall finish, and other architectural / decorating devices to 'break up' the mass / volume if that's desired.

Just for your consideration, Have Fun!

(Bachelor of Architecture, UT Austin, 1978)
 
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Love the responses and keep them coming! Some great insight.

Sorry I could not respond sooner, been a bit busy and had to tweak the very rough sketch. One problem is the very odd shape of our lot and the set backs. It is kinda shaped like a 1/4 of a pie with a bite taken out. So one end has a short stubby buildable area that gets larger as you more to the other side.

That is why parts of the garage need to be stepped back (as well as esthetics). We also would like side facing doors that allows us to be 15' from the front property line instead of 20'.

We have a association but for the most part very low key 250.00 a year. it is in place mostly to maintain a storm water drainage pond and mail boxes, only about 18 homes. Every house is required a 2 car garage and 2 off street parking places. But only one house has 2 true off street spaces every other the garage apron only ( which by the cities rules does not count,), But the city requires just 2 total which a 2 car garage fulfills. Nothing in the CCR's that prohibits cars parked outside over night.

We just never had a house where the garage was not a storage unit/shop and used as, Well a garage. Would love to have a lift of some type. like the drain idea, that one I thought of way back but forgot about.

So this is what we have so far thanks for all the input:

Double lines are walls, single is imaginary division line.

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Yeah, I'd definitely keep the floor in one plane, the ability to roll toolboxes, floor jacks, etc from the Shop area to any place in the garage will be appreciated, IMO.
 

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Yeah, I'd definitely keep the floor in one plane, the ability to roll toolboxes, floor jacks, etc from the Shop area to any place in the garage will be appreciated, IMO.
Also if you do decide to go with a drain in the floor (nice) you want the floor to be on one plane. If not have that drain in the lower section or water from washing will end up puddling in the lower section without the drain.
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