Your garage is one of the most important parts of your home. Although most people use it for storing their car when they don’t need to drive it, the carport is actually more versatile than that. Whether it is attached or detached, there are many design ideas you can implement. And yes, believe it or not, carports and garages are two entirely different structures! Either way, if it’s time to rethink your garage design, keep a few of these things in mind!
Protecting Your Car or Truck
As the seasons change from summer to fall, you are probably going to see some vicious thunderstorms roll through your neighborhood. These storms can ruin the paint job on your car or truck. That’s why it’s so important to keep your vehicle protected. Did you know that the value of your car starts to decline after you pull away from the dealership? It’s not something that many drivers are aware of, but that doesn’t make it any less true. When you keep your car’s exterior safe from rough weather, impact damage, and random debris, it can preserve your investment. There’s another benefit – a garage makes it much harder for your car to be stolen or vandalized.
Adding More Storage Space
Take a few minutes to think about how much storage space you have in your already-spacious home. For some homeowners, they are fine with leaving their car out on the parking pad or driveway. Instead, their garage becomes a secondary storage area for tools, additional appliances, and various household items that you simply can’t find a place for inside the house proper.
Creating a Workshop
You might also decide to convert your garage into a workshop. While the workspace doesn’t need to dominate the design of the garage, be sure to give yourself enough space to work – woodworking and building furniture might be messier than you expect!
Boosting Your Home’s Curb Appeal
At some point, you will probably want to move out. Boosting your home’s curb appeal will help you attract potential homebuyers. A garage is a great selling point. Make sure your garage design – both inside and out – is pivoted towards increasing your home’s resale value.
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