If you own a garage, you should probably be looking to make the most of it. Garages can be used for more than securing your vehicles and can be made to make life easier. To prove it, here are some of the best ways to improve your garage and increase your home’s value as you do it.
Upgrade Your Garage Doors
Garage doors are the focal point of your garage. They are the aspect of your garage that offers functionality and aesthetic appeal. The condition of your garage doors and how they look can significantly determine the value of your home, so even people who are listing their property should consider this enhancement. Here are some of the latest and most popular garage door styles you should be considering:
- Up and over doors
- Sectional garage doors
- Roller garage doors
- Electric garage doors
Garages can be expensive, and it can be a lot of money to house a car, especially if you are feeling a little claustrophobic in your own home. For this reason, it is more worthwhile to double your garage into a second or even third space. Adding a desk, workbench or some fitness equipment can soon mean you don’t just own a garage. You also own a study, a workshop and a home gym.
Add Unlimited Storage Options
One issue we all face is finding room for all of our possessions without tripping over them or compromising on the look of your rooms. Cramming shelves and furniture with books can look awkward even when they fit. Due to not spending a lot of time in your garage, you don’t have to live by these specific rules here. Add shelving to all the walls or even add ceiling storage if your garage doors allow for it.
After a late shift at work or a long hard day, it is not uncommon to park up a little carelessly. Anything from your child’s bike to scratching your own car door by opening it too carelessly can be the victim. You can take precautions against the latter by applying foam pads along the side of your garage. These pads should be installed at the same height as your car door so when you or someone else is a little careless, there are no costly damages.
Be Clean and Organised
Last but not least is simply to be clean and organised in your garage. A garage is not a space we remain in for long times and we can easily slacken off our house rules in this space. Is your family tent squashed in the corner? What about that surfboard or the broken bike and old rusty fridge? Just because your garage is a space between the home and the outside, doesn’t mean you should treat it with different cleaning standards.
These are five of the best ways to improve your garage. From the doors to your own attitude, take them into consideration and start using your garage to its full potential.