Most of us have driven through neighborhoods where the garages are the dominant architectural element of most of the homes. But, there are numerous ways to achieve the garage that suits your needs and simultaneously minimize the garage’s impact on streetscapes!

Adding horizontal fascia lines or a shed roof in a front facing gable over a garage minimizes the visual effect of that gable. Changing the siding pattern and/or the addition of louvers breaks up the massing of a front-facing gable over the garage. Topping the garage with a hip roof de-emphasizes the garage.