Carports are not a one-size-fits-all type of structure. While you can probably picture a “basic” carport that is little more than a roof with a few legs for support, that’s just a starting point for what can be created when building a new carport. We’d like to use this article to provide some fun, unique carport design ideas to consider for your upcoming project.
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#1 – A Detached Garage
There is no rule that says you have to park your vehicle right up next to your house. In fact, in some cases, it will make more sense to establish a parking spot that is comfortably away from the home. By designing your carport to serve as a detached garage, you could even include some enclosed storage space in the back of the structure for garden tools, lawn chairs, etc. This is an affordable way to add the garage-like building you’ve always wanted, in a spot on your property that makes the most sense.
#2 – A Small Roof
Sometimes, all you need is a modest covered space to keep some of your things out of the weather. You might not even need a place to park – you could simply design a small carport to protect some supplies or maybe outdoor toys like a kayak or canoe. Whatever the case, building with American Carports, Inc. will allow you to customize the design of your small carport to make sure it has the right footprint for the space you have available.
#3 – Create a Covered Entry
We talked earlier about not putting your carport right up next to the house, but with this idea, that’s exactly what you are going to do. In this case, your carport will serve as a covered entry, perhaps taking the form of a lean-to that is built close enough to your existing house to let you park and walk inside without a single drop of rain landing on your head. If you have always wanted an entry that was protected from the elements but other construction options were beyond your available budget, this could be a great solution.
#4 – The Carport Workshop
Who says a workshop has to be a fully enclosed space? While four full walls will be needed for some types of workspaces, you could turn your metal carport into a functional shop with the right planning and by selecting some key features offered by American Carports, Inc. Specifically, think about which sides of the carport you will want to have protected from the elements, and be sure to add walls on those sides to keep the inside nice and dry. You can also customize the height of the structure to be sure that any projects you decide to work on will fit underneath without any trouble.
#5 – An Entertaining Space
Your new carport doesn’t have to be functional at all in terms of parking or storage – you could opt to use it simply as a covered patio for friends and family to relax and hang out. Again, metal carports are an affordable way to add a roof to your property without diving into more expensive forms of construction. And, since you can easily customize our designs to add the right colors and styling for your tastes, you’ll be as happy with how this carport looks as you are with how it performs.
#6 – Animal Refuge
Here’s another possibility that may serve you well – designing a carport to serve as a comfortable place for animals to get in and out of the weather, when needed. If you own property that is home to large animals – such as horses, for example – creating a carport space that they can retreat to when the weather gets particularly hot will upgrade their quality of life right away. It’s also easy to add enclosed storage space to this kind of carport, helping you store some of your animal-related supplies without taking up room elsewhere on the property.
Start Building Here
We hope the list above helps spark some creative thinking on what form your new carport could take as it is designed and built. Explore our free Build & Price tool to discover your options! And, be sure to reach out to American Carports, Inc. if you need any help along the way. Our team is ready to help answer your questions and bring your project to life! Thanks for your time and we hope to serve you soon!