Attached garage away from kitchen or basement garage below
We are working on renovation plans and would like to add an attached 2 car garage to our one story ranch. The issue we have is that the ideal/easiest place to attach the garage is on the opposite side of the house from the kitchen. While this is more convenient than our current situation (detached garage across the driveway) the idea of hauling groceries across the house is not terribly appealing. There is also the possibility of adding a garage to the kitchen side of the house. We haven't gotten any plans drawn but the idea would be to have a garage that is an expansion of the basement space under the kitchen. We are adding a staircase to the asement so access wouldn't be an issue (we would also consider adding a dumbwaiter). Any thoughts/ perspectives are appreciated.