At Cabanon Fortin, we’re here to provide you with everything you need when it comes to new garages. We have a huge variety of size and style options, and we also include garage doors, entry doors, windows and all the other important elements with your installation.


We’ll also work with you to get a detailed plan of exactly what you need, and size is a common question area we get from those installing new garages. You may think deciding on the size of your new garage is as simple as choosing between one or two cars and moving on, but in reality there are several more factors that go into this process. Using the basic one-car garage as our example here, let’s go over some basics when it comes to choosing garage size.

Basic Space Needs

The absolute minimum size of a one-car garage will be 10×18 – but this is only if you’re looking to store virtually nothing but the vehicle itself in this space, the doors wouldn’t be able to open either…Therefore, that is why our normal garage sizes start at 12×20 , or more if needed. Also carefully consider overhead space, particularly if your vehicle is taller or has any tall elements to it.

Additional Space Options

In many cases, there are additional reasons why you might require some extra space in your garage. Maybe you’re looking to store a number of larger tools and similar items, such as lawnmowers, snowblowers or others. Or perhaps you have some other purpose in mind entirely for the garage space.

Achieving this will take a little more planning, but will be well worth it in the end. Be sure to measure your car or truck in advance to determine exactly how much space it’s taking up, then spend some time detailing how much additional space you need for your needs. Here are a few examples of one-car garage size themes, starting from the smallest possible and moving up to larger options:


  • Small car: If you have a small car or mini van, you might be able to fit it into the 12×20. You’ll only have room for the vehicle itself and perhaps a shelf on the back wall. Also, you might eventually purchase a larger car, keep the future in mind when choosing the size of your garage.

  • Larger vehicle : If you have a larger vehicle like a pick-up or SUV, you might be able to fit in a 14×24, of course considering the extra storage space you might personally need.

  • Two-story options: To take the above even further, you can consider two-story options if you need a lot of storage space. It’s possible to even install stairways in these kinds of garages.

  • Shed+Garage: If you’re looking to store items like lawnmowers, bikes and others in the garage along with a vehicle, consider sizes like 20×24.

For more on choosing the right size for your garage, or to learn about any of our sheds, garages or other structures, speak to the pros at Cabanon Fortin today.