How many square feet is two car garage?

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How many sq ft is a 3 car garage?

Answer provided by A new home is so exciting! The size of a 3 car garage can range from 20’x30′ to 30’x60′. If you have very small cars or just a few items to store in the garage, then a 20’x30′ garage should be just the right amount of space for you.

How much would it cost to build a 2020 garage?

For a detached 20 x 20-foot new garage, plan on roughly $28,000 dollars which will include a basic slab concrete foundation, framed walls and roof, and standard asphalt shingle roofing.

two car garage square footage
two car garage square footage

How many square feet is a standard garage?

Answer provided by. A typical single car garage ranges from 240 to 384 square feet, or 20 to 24 feet long by 12 to 16 feet wide. For reference, a typical modern car is 97.6 square feet, or 16 feet long by slightly over six feet wide.

Considerations For Garage Sizes

There are so many variables when designing and building a garage, but it is important to focus on some basics first.

Other Considerations for Garages

There are some key points to keep in mind as you’re finishing the design of your garage. These considerations are easier to incorporate when you think about them before construction starts.

The Size

Keep in mind that your vehicle sizes might change in the future, but your garage is a fixed size. Many people like to design some wiggle room in their garage and give themselves a chance to grow a little.

Designing a garage around a Mini Cooper makes it real tough to park a lifted pick-up truck in the future.

Our pro tip: never design your garage around your current car.

Extra Amenities

Do you want to have a living section in your garage?

Maybe you want a hangout area. The different uses that you’ll have for a garage should be factored in while you’re designing. This means that you’ll be throwing some extra amenities into your space.

Accounting for an air conditioning system, cable hookups, and power for a fridge might turn your garage into the perfect spot to relax.

Putting workbenches along the wall and extra lighting will allow you to get your hands dirty on some projects.

Heated Flooring

If you want to keep your garage and car warm, you can treat yourself to heated flooring in the garage. This is especially useful for people who get on their backs to work on their vehicles from time to time. These floors have to go in before the concrete is poured for your garage.


Note that there is a difference between the minimum size of a 2-car garage and the average size of a 2-car garage.

Have you ever met an average-sized person? The problem with average is that no one person perfectly fits the “average” mold. It simply means a middle ground, and your needs may be above average or less than average. Let’s break it down the average garage size question further:

a. Width: What is the best width of a 2-car garage?

The average width of a car is around 6 to 6.5 feet. Add a few feet on either side to get in and out of a vehicle and you will soon be close to the 20-foot width of the minimum garage size. If your property has space and your township gives permission, we recommend going at least 24’ wide. You will love the extra width for getting in and out of your car when it is parked inside the garage. If you can’t go 24’ wide on your garage, a 22’ wide garage would still give you a bit more space to play with.

b. Length: How long should your 2-car garage be?

That all depends again on the size of your vehicle and what you hope to do inside the two car garage besides parking. Most of us want to store more in our two-car garage than Old Bessie and her sidekick. Add an ATV, a motorcycle, or even a few bicycles and your garage can quickly become crowded. Put some shelves on the walls, or add a workbench or two and watch your floor space shrink!

c. It depends on the size of your vehicle and what else you wish to store

Keep in mind that a typical sedan (here we go again) is about 17 feet long. If you want room to get around the back of your vehicle with the garage door closed you may want to go more than 24 feet deep. You might also consider adding 4 more feet for a workbench so you have space to tinker with the car inside. If you really want space to work on your vehicle inside the garage, then you should consider a 30’ long two car garage.

Bottom line, the average size two car garage is 24×24 or 24×30, but it also depends a lot on what you want to put inside. Note, we said “average sized garage,” not the minimum sized two car garage.

Here are a few visual aids from to help give think about what the best dimensions of a 2 car garage might be for you. It may help you decide to build bigger.

Bottom line, the average size two car garage is 24×24 or 24×30, but it also depends a lot on what you want to put inside.

Minimum Width of a Two Car Garage

How wide should a garage be for two cars? You need enough space to park two vehicles and have room for a workbench and shelves. Twenty feet is a good minimum width for a two-car garage, although twenty feet isn’t necessary. A minimum width of twenty-four feet will still give you plenty of room for your cars and other items. If you have more space, you can go for a twenty-five-foot width, which is still more than enough.

Another important consideration when designing a two-car garage is the width of the doorway. A good rule of thumb is two feet around the car. If you want to fit two cars in your garage, consider installing an 18-foot-wide garage door. This will allow you to open both cars with ease. A standard eight-foot-high garage door is also a good rule of thumb. Depending on your local zoning laws, the minimum width of a garage door may be smaller.

You can choose the minimum width of a two-car garage according to the number of vehicles. A two-car garage usually has a height of seven to eight feet. This will provide the proper clearance and room for vertical storage. Many 2 car garages have an extra six to eight feet of height. A smaller two-car garage with a height of ten to twelve feet may be a good option if you don’t have enough space for the car. Loft setups can also provide ample storage space.

How Big is a Two Car Garage?

How big is a two car garage? The answer depends on the size of your two cars, your personal preferences and your desired floor space. Most two-car garages are about 18 feet by 20 feet in size, and a 24-foot-wide model will fit two cars comfortably. A 24-foot-wide garage will also provide enough headroom for a workbench and shelving. A larger garage is better suited for a larger or heavier truck.

Two cars require approximately 12 feet of space. An average car is six feet wide, and even bigger. If you have two cars next to each other, then the two-car garage size should be at least twenty-four feet wide. This will leave 10 to 12 inches of space for other items. A 20-foot-wide garage is great for storing yard tools, power tools and other items. The right size garage will give you more than enough room for your two cars and more!

Two-car garages come in many styles and sizes. In general, they should be a bit wider and deeper than average. Regardless of the style, there are plenty of options available in the market today. At Hometown Structures, we offer six different styles to meet your needs. From standard to deluxe, you will surely find the perfect two-car garage. For any kind of garage, we’ve got you covered.

What Can Fit Inside a 2 Car Garage?

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Typically, a two car garage offers just the right amount of space to park your two vehicles. Plus, the walls can also provide room for storage such as bicycles, ladders, garden equipment, trash cans, shelving for bins, etc.

If your garage is big enough (for example, like a 24’x24’) you could also fit a workbench for your handyman projects or personal hobby. This size would provide you with enough space to comfortably work on your hobby, allow for shelving to be built on opposite sides of the garage, and easily open and close your car doors.

At the end of the day, what you can fit inside your two-garage really depends upon its size, the size of your vehicles (do you own a dually truck?), and whether you add a second floor.

Standard Single-Car Garage Size

  12 ft wide x 20 ft long  240 sq ft

12 ft wide x 20 ft long 240 sq ft

The accepted standard size for a one-car garage is 12 ft wide by 20 ft long. This size usually includes a 9-foot wide garage door and leaves a few feet of room on either side for comfortably opening car doors. 

What Vehicles Fit in a Standard One-Car Garage?

Most vehicles can fit in a standard one car garage design, but not all vehicles fit comfortably. Some longer SUVs, trucks, vans, and large sedans will have limited space left in front of and behind the automobile.

A standard, single car garage is perfect for these vehicles, depending on the length:

  • Compact and sports cars (5-6′ wide, 14-16′ long)
  • Luxury and large cars (6-7′ wide, 16-18′ long)
  • SUVs, pickup trucks, and vans (6-7′ wide, 16-19′ long)
  • Quads and ATVs (45-50″ wide, 80-85″ long)

This is the standard, but single car garage sizes can vary based on their purpose, the size of vehicle they’re intended for, and the area they’re built-in.

How much is a 2424 garage?

How much does it cost to build a 24×24 garage in an average market? For a 24×24 garage, you will want to set aside about $29,000. The typical price for constructing a new garage is about $50 per square foot.

Do You Want an Average Garage Size?

While all of the sizes above can be made by any garage builder, there’s another option you can take. Custom built garages can be made any size or shape to fit your needs. That means there is no average garage size with these.

Having a custom built garage also means you can do some pretty interesting things with your garage. You can get a three car garage with only one opening or even have a 4 car garage built.

The height of your garage is also very important to consider. With a custom garage, you can make it very tall which will allow you to build a loft. This loft allows you to create a living space while still parking your cars in the garage.

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