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Old 01-07-2019, 10:26 AM
VillageIdiots VillageIdiots is offline
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My home in Fenney, which was spec, was built with a stretched garage out to the front, and a stretched lanai out to the back. It didn't add any square footage to the living area, which was fine for us, but I was excited about the garage because I have and wanted to keep my full size pickup truck. It more than fits lengthwise, but a stretch to the side, even an extra couple of feet, sure would have been nice as far as being able to get in and out of the cars in the garage goes. I think garages are one of those spaces where they are never really big enough. If you have a smaller garage, you adjust to the limited space, and if you have a larger one, you fill it quickly and are left only wishing you had more room.

I was told that in newer areas of TV, including Fenney of course, the spec homes are typically built in a way to maximize the space on the lot. So, if a stretch here or there is appropriate, they usually go ahead and do it to maximize the potential of the lot. That was told to me in response to a comment that was made about the homes appearing closer together than other areas - so it may have been a load of BS. But, it does seem like I notice a lot of new spec homes being built with 3 car garages instead of a GC garage, if the lot is a little wider, or larger lanai's in the back than might be on the standard floorplan for a home. But I don't know if that is driven by the size and shape of the lot or if it's more just adding upgrades here and there to give the potential buyer some options.
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