Many homeowners simply use their garages for storing things in, and while they do make great spaces for storage, they can be used for so much more. During lockdown periods when the COVID-19 pandemic was at its height, for example, many families wished they had more space to utilize, even if only to escape certain family members for a few hours!
If your garage is large – as so many are – and is used for storing items or simply as a dumping ground for junk or old furniture, why not have it renovated and made into a space you can actually use? From a playroom for the kids, to a workshop, office or even a lounge or bedroom, your garage can become so much more, for so little. Relatively cost-effective, a garage renovation is so often the smart choice, and here are 4 reasons why:
- It can bump up the value of your home
Any renovation project that gives a home more usable space gets a thumbs up from realtors, and turning your garage into a livable space, can help you sell your home for more.
- Your garage can be designed to reflect your personality
Why shouldn’t your garage say as much about you as the rest of your home does? By renovating your garage and creating a space that you can use for something other than keeping a car or several boxes of junk in, you can put your stamp on it and have it become part of your home, instead of an afterthought. From man caves, to gyms, wellness rooms or even a bar, renovate your garage and make it a true part of your home.
- It can be used for storage, but in a stylish way
There can be no doubt that thanks to their size and position in relation to the living space, garages are great for storing items in, especially those that are too big to fit inside the house. However, why not renovate your garage so that you can store things away neatly and methodically, with special purpose-built closets and shelving units? Add a coat of paint to the walls, some stylish light fittings and insulate the walls and door to help keep your stored items safe and dry.
- A renovated garage can make your home more desirable
We know that renovated garages can help increase the value of a property, but they can also help it sell far quicker, especially if there are other properties in the similar price bracket, that don’t offer buyers as much space.
Nowadays, with space truly at a premium, homes that can offer guest bedrooms or playrooms for the kids, are always going to be more desirable, and by converting your garage, you could get more money for your home and sell it far quicker than you might have, had you left it as it was.
Provided you always choose an experienced company to help you renovate your garage, doing so can give you a whole host of benefits, and once the work has finished and you can begin enjoying the space, you’ll wonder why you didn’t renovate it far sooner.