In the past my husband has stuff the garage so full of crap that there has rarely been room for even a single car in a two car garage.
We’ve now lived without a garage for almost 6 years and so I have decreed for the new house - my half of the garage will hold the minivan. It shall not ever be filled with other stuff. His side of the garage can hold whatever he wants but if he leaves insufficient space for his car it’s his issue. I suspect that his car will eventually end up in the driveway but since it warms up very quickly it will likely not be much of an issue for him.
I am helping to keep the garage clean however as I have also decreed that the new house comes complete with snow removal service and the backyard will have no grass so no lawnmower either.
We can, and do, get one car in our three car garage right now. Due to the fact that many of our possessions are being stored in the garage right now due to work being done in other parts of our house. When we return to normal, we’ll be able to get two cars in there without a problem. (we have purged a lot of junk in last year or so to allow this to be possible)
The only person I know around my house who puts a car in the actual garage is my neighbor - and he is a young guy who just moved in. We don’t have basements, or much of an attic, so the stuff goes into the garage. I see more people with workshops or TV rooms in their garages than people with cars in them. But I live in California, so the worst that happens to a car in the driveway is that it gets rained on.
This is the first garage I’ve ever had, and I am LOVING it! I truly don’t understand people in cold climates who don’t use their garages for their cars - my car in the garage is warmer, I don’t have to scrape the ice off it or brush the snow off of it, and it is safe from people sliding into it with their cars.
We also store a lot of yard crap in our garage - that’s a project for next summer, organizing all that stuff.
We have a 2 and a half car garage. Room enough for both cars and the half has the lawn mower and snow blower and assorted chairs and tools neatly arranged. We can have a get together in the garage in an instant. Just like a spare room for the house.
I’m not sure where I’m supposed to go with this. I have a space in my apartment complex’s communal garage and I park my car there, but I don’t feel like I could just use it for storage instead if I felt like it.
It’s early, but I had a feeling my pick (2 spaces, 2 cars) would be out front in this poll. Just your basic suburban commuter couple.
I didn’t see any choices for my Dad’s situation when he was still with us – a 3-1/2 car garage with a lift, some trolley jacks, and creative parking configurations. I’ve seen him fit as many as 7 cars in there!
Two car garage, one side with my wife’s car, other side with my motorcycle, the lawn mower, trash cans, recycling bins, and a bunch of unsold furniture from our garage sale this summer that I never bothered to lug back down to the basement. My car sits in the driveway.
Having a shed is damn liberating, I tell you what. Beyond my brother’s temporary belongings stored there, I store some stuff in my garage and have a little workbench. But the big stuff and the power equipment and the off-season lawn furniture all go in to the shed.
Not having to clean the snow off my car is probably the #1 reason I enjoy parking in the garage. Such a huge benefit! I also like getting out of the car and being in a lighted room, thanks to the garage door opener. Being able to store dog food just outside the door, and skip out to get it in my jammies with no socks on is also a plus!