Who Knew What The Garage Could Do?
Renovations happen every day and on everything. To look at it simply, renovate can be described as: to change or repurpose to a better condition. That’s both vague and definite at the same time. Vague because there are different opinions as to when something is better and when it is not. Yet definite in the entirety of the word. It may not be in a better condition to someone else, but it is renovated to you. This is what you need to think about in regards to garages.
Garages started out as barns. They housed just about anything on the farm and the purpose was to keep items out of the weather. As time went on, the city decided it liked the idea. Soon houses were fitted with basic awnings, meant to be garages. Time came and went, garages became integral pieces of the home.
The bigger the home, the larger the garages.
Even better, the garages became a multitasking area. It was no longer about having a garage just to park a car. Now, this space needed to be used as a hobby room, movie theater, game room and many others. Some would seek building another home out of the garage or on top of it.
When you think about it, the conceivable ideas are relatively simple. With the help of a contractor, that space could be added square footage to the home. For the most part though, it is used specifically for garage storage. To the point that there are specific systems made to help you store stuff in the garage. Sure you can turn the room into a reading room, but it will be the same stuff you buy for any other room.
Even though you can place items in the basement to store, you won’t find the great supplies that are in the garage. A one car garage can adequately store multiple boxes and still home the truck. The process just requires exact measurements and certain materials. Storing really heavy items will require the use of heavy duty shelves. Purchasing some off-brand type with a limit of 50 pounds, probably won’t be the best decision.
It is best to do some type of estimating before going on the search for garage storage systems. Just to be on the safe side. For those that like the quite room and private space, there are options for that as well. Granted you can’t do anything with the car, but you can still store items. The main idea with garage storage is to have everything around the edges.
Garages may have started out as large barns, equipped for everything. They may have gotten smaller over time and changed direction here and there. But one thing will always remain the same, garages are versatile. Changing with each new trend. Trendy or not, storage has always been an option. Now, you can store and be trendy at the same time!
Why Use the Garage for Storage
Storage didn’t used to be a problem. You bought your first house and you had a guest room, plus an extra room for storage. Little did you know those room would soon be taken over. Now that everything has expanded, you are cramming things everywhere. There has been talk of getting a storage unit. Seems like a logical option. But, you just aren’t sure. Another option would be using the garage. Just how useful will that be? The stuff will still be taking over the house…
Well, here are some advantages you might not have thought about:
Availability: If you have a storage unit, your availability is limited by time. No time to drive and get into the facility, then you don’t get what you need. Units also require a key or code to get into the facility and then one to get into the unit. Which means, you are out of luck if you forget either one of these. In your garage, all you have to do is walk from the home to the garage.
Space: Your space is pretty limited when it comes to renting a storage unit. If you want more space, you have to pay a higher price every month. Then you have to move everything from one unit to another, just like moving from house to house. With your garage, you can add on if you wanted. Or add appliances and shelves to help give you more storage space.
Financial: If you aren’t renting a storage space, there isn’t the monthly charge. Lowering monthly bills is always a good thing. On the other hand, you may have to spend a little to get the garage storage perfect. But that will be a one-time payment and it could increase the value of your property.
Safety: Safety is one the most important issues with storage. When some rents a unit, they will visit it during the day so they aren’t surprised at night. Plus, the best facilities will have additional security to keep theft from occurring. Storing your items on your property will take away any safety issues you have. A thief will break into your home before they bother with the garage. There will be no worries about getting stuff out at night either.
Many have forgotten about the positive side of having a garage. Most of the time, people only consider it for the car. But, it can be so much more! Storing items in the garage is only the beginning of what you can do.
There are several benefits to using your garage instead of a storage unit. Even if the garage studs are showing, the possibilities are endless. Basic storage can happen in one day and you can work your way towards something more spectacular. You can keep things off the floor and more organized because you have the right to change anything!
Don’t bother with the daily stresses of a storage unit, just check out the unit you’ve always had!