Your home has become cluttered, cramped, disorganized, and dysfunctional. That leaves you with two options – search for a new home, or add room to the one you already have. The second option is a lot easier, plus it adds significantly to your property value.
The question then becomes, what kind of addition do you make to your home? A new family room or a bigger kitchen is great, but they might not solve your problems if you’re mostly looking for additional storage and work space. The better solution is likely garage construction, either a new structure entirely or an expansion of the one already in place. Just consider all the extra space you will have:
Room for Cars and Toys
Sometimes the outside of a home can feel just as cramped as the inside. If your driveway always has a car parked in it, bicycles strewn around the yard, or a boat or trailer ruining your view, a garage is the logical place to put them.
The great thing about building a custom garage is that you can ensure you have as much space as you need in terms of both height and square footage. You can also make accommodations for future acquisitions if you are a car collector or plan on buying an RV after you retire.
Room for Tools and Gear
If you have a home workshop or consider yourself an outdoor enthusiast, you know that both these hobbies require a lot of stuff. Trying to keep it all in the home can quickly take over your basement or spare bedroom. Plus, they create a lot of mess in your living spaces.
Moving everything out to your new garage is the logical solution. Garages can be equipped with a number of functional storage solutions that keep your essential items neat and organized while also keeping them close at hand. Plus, when you’re creating sawdust or come home with a muddy tent, it’s a lot easier to clean up a concrete floor than whatever flooring you have in your home.
Room for Lawn and Garden
In order to keep your landscaping looking great, you have to have a lawn mower, edger, leaf blower, and a range of hand tools. And in order to make the most of that landscaping, you’ve purchased a grill, patio furniture, and decorations for your yard.
Finding a place to store all this stuff when it’s not in use, during the off season, or during dangerous storms can be tricky unless you have easy basement access or a shed on-site. Garages are always protected from the elements, separated from your home, and easily accessible when you need them.
Room for Work and Play
Many hobbies make a lot of mess, a lot of noise, and create hazards in enclosed spaces. There are also a lot of houses that don’t have the space to accommodate a workshop. That causes those houses to feel less like a home.
If you’re looking for a space where you can escape and do what you like the most, the garage is ideal. You don’t have to worry about disrupting the rest of the family, and you can customize the space to provide as much square footage, lighting, electricity, and storage as you need. The garage is the one area on your property that can adapt to every one of your needs.