Recently Completed Project – Detached Garage in Oakton VA

August 30, 2017

Seems like everyone wants and needs more storage space at their homes, and garages are definitely one of our most popular addition requests. How many of us actually have two cars in a two car garage? Or is a “one car, one lawnmower, four bikes, one weed-whacker, six lawn chairs, thirteen pool noodles, two trashcans, a snow-blower, and sixteen boxes of holiday decorations” scenario more familiar?

We recently designed and built a gorgeous detached, two car garage in the Northern Virginia town of Oakton – and the Home Owners couldn’t be happier with the final results.

One of the biggest challenges with a garage addition, whether it’s attached or detached, is aesthetically tying it in perfectly to the existing home. No one wants to drive up to a beautiful home with what appears to be a boring, unappealing box slapped on. With this Oakton garage, a lot of attention was paid to the details that make it a perfect match for the beautiful home.


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Image via Greg Hadley Photography



We used the same brick 4 feet up the front façade, and installed new cedar siding that was painted/stained to match the existing home as well. The garage has high gable end circle top windows installed as well as two garage doors – both to match the existing home.


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Image via Greg Hadley Photography



This garage has been properly insulated with air sealing prior to R-13 fiberglass batt installation on all exterior walls, and R-30 cellulose insulation blown in to the ceiling. The existing home’s electrical panel box was full, so a sub panel was added to accommodate the new electrical items in the garage, to include interior fluorescent lighting and exterior light fixtures to match the home.


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If you live in the Northern Virginia area and you’re interested in a free estimate, or would like to know how Lensis Builders, Inc. can make your home even better, give us a call at 703-367-8999 or fill out a short contact form. If you’re looking for inspiration for your next project, visit our Pinterest page. 

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