Brilliant carport ideas that are practical and beautiful

timber single carport
(Image credit: Dunster House)

Carport ideas are becoming increasingly sought-after by those looking for an alternative to garages or homeowners keen to provide somewhere to house their vehicle where it can be protected from the elements. 

There are many different types of carport, some very similar to oak frame garages, others more akin to very basic shelters made up of little more than a roof. The design you end up choosing should reflect not only your budget and how quickly you want the structure to be up and running but you also need to keep in mind how it will affect the overall kerb appeal of your home. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.