There are a number of reasons to build a garage for your home. Perhaps you want to protect your automobile or motorcycle from the elements. There is no doubt that, over time, rain, sleet and more can do serious damage to the paint job of your car. A standalone space can serve other purposes as well such as extra storage, a workshop or the man cave – all of which that will add value to your home. Let’s take a look at some of these other uses.
- Storage: Rather than waste your money each month renting out a storage unit and be at the mercy of the security system of the storage facility, create a storage unit on your property. A garage can serve as a way to protect collectibles, antiques and heirlooms that take up too much space in your home. And the best part is that you don’t have to drive anywhere to reach your stuff; anything you want to store is within a few steps from your home.
- The Perfect Workshop: What guy doesn’t love having a workshop on hand to complete woodworking or start a restoration project? Unfortunately, any good workshop involves a lot of tools and equipment and may not be feasible in most homes. With the addition of a standalone unit you can have your tools and other large bulky items stored in a safe and convenient place, until they are needed for your next project. Tree house anyone?
- The Man Cave You’ve Always Dreamed of: Unfortunately, as men get older, they have to make hard decisions about their comic books, video games and other prizes of their youth. There just isn’t enough space, especially when you start a family. However, you don’t need to sell your stuff or place it in storage. A garage gives you the opportunity to place your stuff in a safe environment and decorate it any which way you want. Plus, you can invite other Dads over who are in a similar predicament. Foosball anyone?
These are just some of the many ways a garage can benefit your home. Make sure to shop around and have a design in mind, so you can take it to the supplier and they can find the perfect unit for you. A standalone unit will make your life easier, and let’s face it, more fun too.
Heather B is part of a team of writers who contribute to hundreds of blogs and news sites.