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Encyclopedia > Garage (house)
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A residential garage is a building or part of a home either designed or used for storing a vehicle or vehicles. In some places the term is used synonymously with "carport", though that term normally describes a structure that is not completely enclosed. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... A carport is a structure used to offer limited protection to vehicles, primarily domestic cars from the elements. ...


U.S. residential garages

In most American single family and town houses featuring a garage, the garage has a door on the front of the building for vehicles to enter and exit. Most garage doors open upward using an electric chain drive (garage door opener), which can usually be remotely controlled from the resident's car with a small radio transmitter. Garages are connected to the nearest road with a driveway. Interior space for one or two cars is typical, and garages built since the 1950s typically have a door directly connecting the garage to the interior of the house (an "attached garage"). This page is a candidate to be copied to Wiktionary. ... A garage door opener is a motorized device that opens and closes garage doors. ... Driveway to a farm A driveway is a type of private road for local access to one or a small group of structures, and maintained by an individual or group. ... The 1950s was the decade spanning from the 1st of January, 1950 to the 31st December, 1959. ...


In the past, garages were often separate buildings from the house, almost resembling modern sheds. On occasion, a garage would be built with an apartment above it, which could be rented out. As automobiles became more popular, and convenience essential, the idea of attaching the garage directly to the house grew into a common practice. While a person with a separate garage must walk outdoors in any type of weather, a person with an attached garage has a much shorter walk inside a building. A shed is typically a simple, single-story structure in a back garden or on an allotment that is used for storage, hobbies, as a workshop or an office. ... An apartment estate in Singapore; such blocks make up the majority of public housing in Singapore. ... Car redirects here. ...


Garages are often where the attic entrance is located. Used also to store tools, bicycles, lawn mowers and other such items, most garages have unfinished concrete floors. Since they are heavily used for storage, and as work space for home improvement projects, garages sometimes can't be used to protect the automobiles they were designed for. Many two-car garages only have one usable space. Some garages contain separate a storage room to partially alleviate the problem. A typical attic. ... A modern hammer is directly descended from ancient hand tools A tool or device is a piece of equipment that most commonly provides a mechanical advantage in accomplishing a physical task. ... This article is becoming very long. ... A late 19th century reel mower. ... For the renovation process, see Home improvement. ...


British residential garages

Those British homes that have a garage have a single or double garage either built into the main building (thus subtracting from the living area), detached within the grounds or in a communal block. As the typical size of a family car has increased significantly over the past thirty years some garages can no longer be comfortably used to park a car and increasingly the garage is used as a general storage space. Car redirects here. ...


Traditionally, garage doors were wooden, opening either as two leaves or sliding horizontally. Newer garages were fitted with metal up-and-over doors. Increasingly, in new homes, such doors are electrically operated. The front door of a house is often decorated to appear inviting. ... The word leaf may refer to: Leaf, an organ of a plant. ...


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Garage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (253 words)
A building attached to or on the grounds of a residence for storing an automobile (UK: car) A garage that is open on at least 2 sides is called a carport.
In American English, a garage may be a parking garage, a building serving as a public parking facility
In American English, garage and service bay were terms used interchangablely for a car repair facility until the 1970s energy crisis caused the demise of service stations.
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