Garage (house)



A residential garage is part of a home, or an associated building, 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.

U.S. residential garages

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Typical American 'Two-car Garage' (detached type)
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").

In the past, garages were often separate buildings from the house ("detached garage"), 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.

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 for which they were designed. Many two-car garages only have one usable space. Some garages contain a separate storage room to partially alleviate the problem.

Some garages are used to start businesses. Ones that became notable later on include Hewlett-Packard in the Silicon Valley; its garage is now a landmark.


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U.K. residential garages

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Up-and-over garage door
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.

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.

Traditionally a small British single garage is 8' by 16' (2.4m x 4.8m), a medium is 9' x 18' (2.75m x 5.5m), and a 'larger' single garage is 10' x 20' (3m x 6m). Family saloons are bigger on average than was the case 30 years ago, so the larger size is now preferred. A typical large family car like the Ford Mondeo is about 4.7m long and 1.9m wide, so even with the larger size garage it is necessary to park a bit to one side to be able to open the driver's door wide enough to get out.

See also

Garage may refer to:

Clothing:
  • Garage (clothing), US/Canadian retailer for girls.
Vehicles:
  • Automobile repair shop, where vehicles are serviced and repaired.

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A carport is a structure used to offer limited protection to vehicles, primarily cars, from the elements. The structure can either be free standing or attached to a wall. Unlike most structures a carport will not have four walls, and is mostly commonly found with only two.
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A garage door is a large door on a garage or carport that can either be opened manually or by a garage door opener. Although of many designs, most garage doors are sectional, upward-acting, and self-storing.
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A garage door opener is a motorized device that opens and closes garage doors. Most are controlled by switches on the garage wall, as well as by remote controls carried in the garage owner's cars.
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highly specialized aspect of its associated subject.
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A driveway is a type of private road for local access to one or a small group of structures, and is owned and maintained by an
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worldwide view.


2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century

1920s 1930s 1940s - 1950s - 1960s 1970s 1980s
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Shed is typically a simple, single-story structure in a back garden or on an allotment that is used for storage, hobbies, or as a workshop. The modern Oxford English Dictionary (OED) defines sheds as a "slight structure built for shelter or storage, or for use as a workshop, either
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apartment is a self-contained housing unit that occupies only part of a building. Apartments may be owned (by an owner-occupier) or rented (by tenants).

The term "apartment" is favored in North America, whereas the term "flat
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automobile (from Greek auto, self and Latin mobile moving, a vehicle that moves itself rather than being moved by another vehicle or animal) or motor car (usually shortened to just car) is a wheeled passenger vehicle that carries its own motor.
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attic is an area found directly below the roof of a building or house (also called , loft, hayloft and sky parlor).[1] As attics fill the space between the ceiling of the top floor of a building and most often a slanted roof, they are known for being
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tool or device is a piece of equipment which typically provides a mechanical advantage in accomplishing a physical task, or provides an ability that is not naturally available to the user of a tool. The most basic tools are simple machines.
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racing bicycle is built using lightweight, shaped aluminium tubing and carbon fiber stays and forks. It sports a drop handlebar and thin tires and wheels for efficiency and aerodynamics.
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A lawn mower or lawnmower is a piece of equipment that has one or more revolving blades to cut grass or other plants of a lawn at an even length.

Lawn mowers employing a blade that rotates about a vertical axis are known as rotary
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Home improvement is the process of renovating or making additions to one's home. Often, a professional handyperson is hired to perform the improvements but, typically, most improvements are
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Business law
Business organizations
Basic forms:
Sole proprietorship
Corporation
Partnership
(General · Limited · LLP)
Cooperative
USA:
Business trust · LLC · LLLP
Delaware corporation
Nevada corporation
UK/Commonwealth:
Limited company
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Hewlett-Packard Co.

Public (NYSE:  HPQ )
Founded Palo Alto, California (1939)
Headquarters Palo Alto, California, USA

Key people Bill Hewlett, Co-founder
David Packard, Co-founder
Mark V.
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Silicon Valley is the southern part of the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California in the United States. The term originally referred to the region's large number of silicon chip innovators and manufacturers, but eventually came to refer to all the high-tech businesses in the
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Motto
"Dieu et mon droit" [2]   (French)
"God and my right"
Anthem
"God Save the Queen" [3]
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automobile (from Greek auto, self and Latin mobile moving, a vehicle that moves itself rather than being moved by another vehicle or animal) or motor car (usually shortened to just car) is a wheeled passenger vehicle that carries its own motor.
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door is a panel or barrier, usually hinged, sliding, or electronic, that is used to cover an opening in a wall or partition going into a building or space. A door can be opened to give access and closed more or less securely.
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Leaf is an above-ground plant organ specialized for photosynthesis.

Leaf may also refer to:

In Books
  • In a book it is a single sheet, the left-hand page of which is the verso, and right-hand page is the recto

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large family car is a European classification of cars which are larger than a small family car and smaller than an executive car. Examples of popular large family cars are the Ford Mondeo, Opel Vectra, Renault Laguna and Volkswagen Passat.
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Ford Mondeo is a large family car sold by the Ford Motor Company in various markets throughout the world. The name "Mondeo" is derived from the Latin for world, mundus.
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A carport is a structure used to offer limited protection to vehicles, primarily cars, from the elements. The structure can either be free standing or attached to a wall. Unlike most structures a carport will not have four walls, and is mostly commonly found with only two.
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Parking is the act of stopping a vehicle and leaving it unoccupied for more than a brief time. It is against the law virtually everywhere to park a vehicle in the middle of a highway or road; parking on one or both sides of a road, however, is commonly permitted.
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