While most of us are willing to spend time and money on upgrades in the home, a surprising amount of us are guilty of letting our outsides slide, especially where often-forgotten garages are concerned. In reality, though, whether you use this space as your very own storage facility or the car storage for which it was initially intended, this is as much a part of your property as your interiors. As such, enjoying the full potential of your home means considering garage upgrades just as you would bathroom renovation. If you aren’t convinced, keep on reading to understand just a few of the benefits that you could feel from finally getting stuck in here.
# 1 – Security solutions
Our garages are often the first, and sometimes only areas compromised during home break-ins, and our neglect of these spaces is largely to blame. Yet, considering that even storage-based garages tend to hold contents with a pretty impressive value, these additions should logically be a significant consideration in any home security setup. By taking the time to update this space in mind of specific security measures including reinforced, smart garage doors, alarm systems, and CCTV circuits, it’s especially possible to both better protect the contents of your garage itself, and to dissuade thieves from even attempting to break into your home.
# 2 – A garage fit for even modern cars
The launch of electric vehicles (EVs) by most major manufacturers over recent years has seen our car-based habits, and storage requirements, changing faster than ever. This has left many of our garages no longer fit for purpose due, largely, to a lack of the correct infrastructure. Again, upgrades can make all of the difference here by providing an opportunity to not only improve security as mentioned (essential for high-price EVs) but to also install your very own EV charging port with the help of a company like All Seasons Energy. As well as ensuring a garage that better suits your needs right now, you should find that this kind of upgrade increases the value of your property overall by ensuring relevant longevity that any homeowner will surely see the value in.
# 3 – Increasing the space you have
Most garages are around the size of a decent double bedroom if not larger, yet issues inherent in neglected garages (broken doors, poor foundations, infestation, etc.) can often prevent us from using this area. That’s a significant waste and is something that even simple upgrades can put to bed. New flooring, new doors, and securing this space from unwanted visitors, can certainly help you to more happily use your garage for the storage potential it offers. Equally, a complete renovation here could buy you a home gym, a hangout room, or even a complete home addition like an annex if you approached this project with the right vision in mind.
Far from being a waste, your garage is brimming with potential. Upgrading the space is the best way to start feeling those benefits!