I know I’m not the only one that’s spent years neglecting my garage. Somehow that handy room on the side of my house became a dumping ground of old belongings. When I stopped using it, I stopped paying attention to its condition. Until one day, I decided to have a look around. I noticed how it was in dire need of an upgrade!
Once the upgrade was complete, I started using my garage again. Now, it’s not a room of misplaced items but my personal paradise. To find out if your garage needs an upgrade, consider these five things.
Problems with your garage door
Door problems are common in old garages. A broken door could be affecting the temperature of your home, put you at risk of flooding, and is a significant safety hazard. If the door has broken or is several years old, you should consider investing in a replacement. Not only will this improve the conditions of your home, but it can increase the curb appeal of your property, making your house worth more on the market should you decide to sell.
Your garage isn’t insulated
No one wants to spend time in a freezing cold garage! By not insulating, you’re restricting the amount of time you can spend in there. Adding insulation makes it as functional as the other rooms in your house.
A poorly insulated garage may be affecting your energy bills. It could be causing a draught that’s unintentionally cooling the rest of the property. This cooling effect may cause you to turn the heating on. Insulating will reduce your energy usage and save you money.
Problems with electrics or plumbing
Similar to inadequate heating, not having functional electrics and plumbing will deter you from making the most out of your garage. Fixing these elements will improve the quality of your home and make it a more functional space.
You need extra storage in the home
I’ll be the first to admit my garage neglect led it to become a dumping ground for old items and broken things. However, it can be a storage space without being full of mess and clutter. Adding cabinets and shelves means you can keep things organised and tidy. After several years of living in our homes, it’s natural for us to need new space. Utilising our garage is a great storage solution that means we don’t have to pay for an extension or move house.
The garage is never used
What’s the point in having a garage if we never use it? Why not upgrade it and make it a place you like to spend time? Instead of seeing it as an abandoned space, think of it as a possible home office, an exercise room, or an entertainment room. There’s so much potential, and an upgrade can help us unleash this!
If any of these five points relate to you and your garage, it’s time for an upgrade! Make the most out of your garage and transform it into a functional space you feel lucky to have! To find out more about how we can help you develop the garage of your dreams, click here.