Having a garage means you have a space to park your car or even work on it if necessary. A garage will generally increase the value of your home. However, estimates suggest that the difference is around $10,000 which may not make it worthwhile to build one if you haven’t already got one.
Unfortunately, the initial excitement of having a garage can easily be overrun by the necessity of having storage space. Garages tend to end up as perfect places to store a wide variety of items, leaving you without space for your car or your latest project.
In short, you need to make your garage bigger without building another garage.
Fortunately, the following 5 tips will help you to do just that!
Create A Carport
If the main problem with your garage is a car parked in it and no room for anything else. Or that you simply want to find a space to park your car then it’s time to consider purchasing a double carport. This can be attached to your existing garage or placed somewhere else on your property that works better for access to and from your car.
Getting the car closer to your front door is especially important in inclement weather.
Revise Your Storage System
The next step is to take a look at what has been stored in your garage. Chances are you have boxes everywhere. These clutter the space and make it difficult to move around.
To eliminate this issue and make the most of the space you have, you need to create ingenious storage solutions. That means fitting a wall out with cupboards and organizing everything into them. Or, you can add some ceiling suspended storage, keeping things handy but out of the way.
There are many ways in which you can reorganize and clear the clutter, transforming the space.
Change The Door
It is worth taking a few moments to look at your door. Up and over doors don’t tend to take much space inside your garage, although they may affect overhead storage plans. However, doors that slide on runners into the garage do restrict where you can place items inside.
That’s not a good thing and is worth looking at further.
Create Mobile Work Areas
If you like to work in your garage you’ll know how frustrating it can be to have your space limited and be unable to get the items you need. You can improve storage and make it easier to get to your essential tools by adding a mobile work area.
This can simply be wheeled around the garage or even outside to give you the space you need to complete your project.
Build An Extension
Finally, if you’re still struggling with space it’s time to consider what is in the garage and where else it can go. While building a garage or garage extension won’t add a significant sum to the value of your home, adding an extra room will.
Build an extension to handle the items in the garage and you’ll get your garage back!