Reasons to Invest in a Garage Extension
If you have a tiny garage that has seen better days, you should consider a garage extension. Whether it’s to create more space in your home, for your cars or simply to give your house a re-vamp, a garage extension is a great way to do this.
It’s not a vast construction project that will leave you having to find somewhere to stay temporarily, and it can add some much-needed space for you and your family to enjoy. Still not convinced? Here are all the great things that you can do with a garage extension and why you should consider one.
More Space for Cars
Traditionally garages are for cars, and there’s no reason why this can’t continue to be the case. Your garage might only have space for one car, but what if your spouse or one of your children gets one? Will you take it in turns using the garage? Will one of you be expected to park on the street and risk getting bumped by another vehicle?
With a garage extension, you can create enough space to get more cars inside and give them that added extra protection from theft and damage that garages provide. Alternatively, you might still only use it for one car, but with the bigger space, it will be easier to navigate the vehicle inside without having to worry about scratching the sides.
Garages are ideal storage places. They’re great for large, bulky items that would take up far too much space in a room that is used every day like the living room or dining room.
Old furniture that you might be saving for your children when they move out; skis and snowboards for winter; deck chairs and parasols for the summer, whatever you have lying around crammed in cupboards or stuffed under beds, make some real space for these items with a garage extension. You won’t need to worry about trying to remember where you put them, and there will be plenty of space to store them in your converted garage.
Garages don’t have to be used for the traditional car or bulky item storage if you don’t want. You can use your newly converted garage as a brand new room in your home.
Hobby rooms are great to provide the whole family with a creative outlet, and it’s especially great for those hobbies that are a bit messy. Painting, sculpting or making crafts, these are all fun hobbies that will keep the kids entertained for hours. Don’t let your kitchen become an overcrowded crafts fair, set up a hobby room in your garage so everyone has space where they can work to their heart’s content without having to worry about making a mess.
With an extension, you could even create enough space for a few different hobbies to be set up in the same garage, creating an ideal room for every member of the family.
DIY is a fantastic way to create things for your own home on a budget or even to start your own business to sell your creations.
Garages are the perfect room to undertake those woodworking or metalworking projects. They have plenty of space for all the machinery and equipment and are well separated from the rest of the home to easily prevent mess and clutter and loud noises. Set up your own workbench in your newly extended garage and get to work on those DIY projects to get your home looking better than ever.
Add Value to Your Home
Finally, aside from all the benefits for you and your family using the new garage, an extension will also serve you well when it comes time to pack up and move out.
Extensions add value to properties, so you’re guaranteed to be able to sell your home for more than you paid. A garage conversion could add as much as 20% to the value of your home. So a garage extension is not only an excellent investment to make your home a more liveable space for all to enjoy, but it will pay for itself when it’s time to move on.