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The Benefits of a Garage in Your New Home

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When it comes to designing your dream home, you really can’t go wrong with an attached garage. The value of your property will increase with either an attached or detached garage, but an attached garage offers a full range of benefits to you and your family. These include increased accessibility and safety, as well as overall curb appeal and protection of your belongings.

Our catalogue includes dozens of models that incorporate attached garages such as the Lyndon, Citadel, Oakwood, and Cape Cod.

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Accessibility and Convenience

Attached garages are accessible. You won’t have to go outdoors and brave the elements whenever you need to grab a tool or something from your car. Attached garages also provide an additional exterior door, which is important for safety and convenient for have busy households.

Attached garages also offer a comfortable workspace for outdoor tasks like painting, potting or crafting. With all your tools organized and stored safely in the garage, you can work on projects in any season at any time of day.

Since the garage is attached to your house and shares one or more walls with your main living space, you’ll also save on heating costs compared to a detached garage.

Safely Store Vehicles and Protect Belongings

Attached garages keep your vehicles and tools safe and dry within a designated storage area. Not only will an attached garage provide protection from harsh weather, but it will also give you a space to change the oil, rotate tires and perform general maintenance on your vehicles.

If you prefer to store your tools, lawn mower and other belongings indoors, an attached garage is the perfect place to store them for year-round protection.

Should you ever need access to your garage at night, an attached garage will provide additional safety.

Attached Garages are Flexible

Attached garages are flexible and can be easily converted to an additional living space or storage area. Since attached garages can be insulated and heated, they can offer the option of an additional room without the cost of a complete home renovation.

Your attached garage could make a great play area for kids since you won’t have to worry about them drawing on walls or staining the carpet as you would inside your home.

An attached garage could also be converted into a home office or even an at-home gym. The conversion options are endless.

Enhance Curb Appeal

Homeowners invest time and money into improving curb appeal by upgrading their property’s appearance. An attached garage adds to that by making the house appear bigger and newer. Should you ever decide to sell, the garage will help add value to your home.

Since it’s at eye level, the garage accounts for as much as 30% of the home’s visual impact. There are many key design elements to consider when building a new home, and incorporating a beautiful attached garage is an important part of this process.

In addition to the look of the garage itself, parking your vehicles inside a garage will make your home appear much less cluttered.

The passion and attention to detail that the Royal Homes team has is incredible. Their pre-fab homes and cottages and have never been anything short of stunning and top quality. I would recommend this company in an instant, without a shadow of a doubt.Jessica
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    Where can I get a price list or How come your website doesn’t show pricing?

    Prices vary geographically, depending on where you are building. With the amount of options available, price lists run into thousands of options. Prices change with the options you choose. The best way to get an idea on pricing would be to contact our Design Centre nearest to where you are building.

    What is your average square foot selling price?

    Prices for a complete home, including foundation vary from $200 sq-ft to over $300 because our homes are all custom built, we can design a home to fit your budget.

    Why should I buy from you over a conventional or "Stick-Builder"?

    The advantages of prefab include building in a climate controlled environment, using environmentally friendly products which reduces waste and a CSA monitored quality controlled program. There is less time start to finish, with less disruption to neighborhood. We also sell at a firm price.

    Do your homes include a foundation?

    Yes our homes include full foundation and basement.

    How long does it take to build a Royal Home?

    It takes less than two weeks to build a home in our factory, but the process from start to finish is very dependent on the timing of obtaining a building permit. For most of our clients the process from start to delivery is twelve to sixteen weeks with move in eight to twelve weeks thereafter.

    What size homes do you build?

    As a custom builder we can build any size home but generally the average size range is between 1300 and 3500 sq feet.

    Do you build garages?

    Yes. Garages are built on site after the home is delivered.

    Are the homes energy efficient?

    Building a prefab home in a factory assures the highest attention to sealing the building envelope and ensures that the cold stays out.

    Since your homes are so energy efficient and air tight, how do you get fresh air?

    All our homes have HRV heat recovery ventilator air exchanger to remove stale air, and introduce fresh air.

    Where can I put a prefab home?

    Anywhere in Ontario you like.

    Can I really customize my prefab home?

    Yes, we use state of the art custom design software, today no two homes are built alike.

    Do you finish the basement?

    Yes. We can customize your basement to the finishes you desire.

    Are Royal Homes built to code?

    All Royal Homes are individually designed to meet all provincial and municipal building codes for your specific lot location.

    Do you build stick-built or conventional homes as well?

    We are a custom home builder first and use prefabricated components wherever we can, because it is a better way to build. If you have a remote site or custom home design with large open spaces we would look at what makes most sense for that design and location. This could include prebuilt panels or partially site built specific rooms.

    What makes the building process environmentally friendly?

    Waste in the factory is separated and recycled, reducing the impact on landfills. This has less disruption in terms of noise and time at job site. Building prefab allows for higher energy efficient homes and reduced heating costs.

    How is your home delivered?

    Our home is delivered by way of custom designed hydraulic flatbed trailers and precisely craned onto the foundation.

    Can you make changes or custom design?

    Yes, clients are given preliminary plans to review and changes are welcome and easily accommodated.