Do you have a garage?
The recent thread about parking made me think of this. Where I live (southeast), garages are very common on houses. Thinking of houses on the road I live on (I'm somewhat rural, live in the county), I can't think off hand of a house that does not have a garage.
Our cars have always been kept in a garage. It's rare in the area around us to see cars parked on the street. There are some who park in driveways rather than their garage (which I think are used more for storage LOL).
When we built our house, we built an L shape (from the back) and the garage is the short part of the L going straight back. Was easy to extend to where my husband could have his workshop area. You can park 4 vehicles (but we have 2 vehicles and a boat) and the workshop is behind.
We also have a basement, but the basement is just that - a basement, no garage. We'd have to have a separate driveway to use it as garage space too, and it's not needed. It's for storage and some things are housed there such as our hot water heater, container for air hose (can't think of what that thing is called!) - the air hose is fed up from the basement and comes out of the wall in the workshop area.
I thought garages were the norm - and there are here but apparently not everywhere. I know some areas do not do basements.