Cars won't fit in garage
Today we noticed that the builder had built the stairs from our house into our garage which is great. The only problem now is that one of our stalls in our two car garage is too short to fit either of our cars (nissan Altima and Buick Rendezvous). On our floor plans our garage is 20x24 which should have been plenty of space to fit our cars. However, no one mentioned that some of this space would be eaten away by 5 feet of stairs. This was not a problem at our pre-drywall meeting since the stairs were not in. Our builder pretty much told us that it was our problem due to building codes. However, I do not want to pay for a house where my standard size cars do not fit in the garage as this was not disclosed or on the blue print. We need about a foot of space. We could change the stairs to come off to the side of the door instead of straight down but this will only give us 6 inches at most.
Has anyone else had this problem? Is this our problem or should the builder have known that a car would not fit and therefore remedy the situation? Do you have any suggestions?
Any comments would be much appreciated.