Garage: An Important Space in your Home
March 14, 2016
Garaged space is important for every homeowner. It’s a place where you keep your “stuff,” the things that are too important to leave outside but don’t require an indoor space. In some cases, the very nature and design of your garage may dictate how you can use it. Better yet, you can design your garage as appropriate to suit your needs if you put a bit of foresight and planning into the garage.
Garage for Your Cars
Cars are the most common purpose for garage storage space. It doesn’t really matter if you drive an expensive car or an old clunker, you have to take care of it. The garage provides a place to store your car so it doesn’t have limbs and leaves falling on it overnight. Even better, when you have a day off from work and want to relax, you don’t have to worry about bird poo when your car is stored in the garage.
Garage for Your Storage
Other than cars, garages can be useful for hobbies, crafts, tools, exercise space, or any number of other uses. If the garage is used specifically for storage, there are a number of means toward making the space more efficient for the expected outcome. Designated cabinetry styles are available for garage spaces, as are shelving and peg board storage systems.
Attached and Freestanding
A garage attached to your house probably came with the purchase, and you know how to use that space. A separate freestanding garage is always going to be added value to your home, whether you plan to sell the property or retire there. Potential buyers are going to admire the added value of additional garage space, if you have kids they’re going to love that space, and if you have ongoing projects you’ll appreciate having as much garage space as you can access.
The garage is an important room of your home. You aren’t going to decorate it like your living room, but you’ll use the space as much or more than any other aspect of your house. It only makes sense to invest in the space where you conduct your hobbies, skills, art, and storage to make it a space you find usable for your needs. If you plan to move, you can rest assured any potential buyer will appreciate the thought you put into providing a garage space that is versatile and usable.