L shaped house w/ garage in front?

Kathleen WhitmerFebruary 13, 2013
Hello All,
Due to our lot size we are considering putting our garage in front of the house. We would drive up into the driveway then turn left into the garage in a L shape. Driving/parking nightmare to get in and out? I would love some feedback if this is worth it?
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How about putting the garage under the front elevation. What direction does the front of the house face? Can you use the garage to form one wall of an interior court yard?
    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 9:34PM
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Kathleen Whitmer
Great question. the house faces the street so we would turn pull in strait then a quick right turn into the garage. We would have a concrete front yard. We are ok with that since we have s HUGE backyard which is where the kids play and we entertain. I am more concerned about the maneuverability and driving into the garage and backing out. Will I get lazy and just pull in front and not pull into the garage anymore.
    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 11:30PM
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Brooke Enos Interiors
It's a very common thing here in Utah. Very good use of space and no problem to maneuver cars.
    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 11:36PM
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Watch out for orientation. If your house faces west or south, all the cement will bounce heat into the house. (had a west facing house in California - had to work on shades, plants, and double pane windows for the west side of the house
    Bookmark   February 14, 2013 at 5:27PM
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consider a small back up "T" to either back in or out. Note: if you can size the door to the garage to 18 or 20 feet you'll find it easier to swing in and out. Also
    Bookmark   February 14, 2013 at 5:38PM
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