Are you tired of parking outside your property? Do you hate cleaning your car every time you need to go out because it’s always covered with dirt? Then, maybe it’s time for a garage extension! Whether you already have an existing garage or not, if your car or additional car can’t fit into your garage, you should make room for it.
Just like other home extensions, a garage extension is important especially if you need the space. But aside from providing the space you need, there are other benefits of having garage extensions and other types of home extensions.
Besides, whether you’ve been living in our place for a long time or not, it’s best to secure a garage. That way if you ever buy another car or you have guests, it’s easier to secure a parking space.
If you’re still having doubts, here’s the list of benefits you can get from having garage extensions!
1. Protects your vehicle
If your target space for the garage extension is enough to accommodate a car or two, then it’s easier to plan. However, if you don’t have enough space, then you might need to make some adjustments. In terms of these adjustments, it’s best if you do them as early as the planning process.
The main benefit of having a garage extension is that you’re guaranteed that your vehicle is safe 24/7. Additionally, you don’t have to worry about scratches and damages that can happen outside where your car is parked.
Furthermore, having your garage will prevent you from renting a parking spot. It’ll cost you a lot less in the long run since you won’t have to pay for the spot. Additionally, having a rented parking spot will also not guarantee that your car will be safe.
2. Adds value to your home
Did you know that adding home extensions, including a garage extension, can add more value to your overall property? Moreover, when the time comes that you want to sell your house, you can easily gain buyers since it’s one of the features most home buyers are looking for.
People would pay more just to have an extra garage space. In addition, you’ll be able to maximise the use of your garage extensions before you even decide to sell your property. Besides, if you have a garage, the higher the chance that the buyers will be able to consider buying your property at a reasonable price.
3. Might not need permits
If you’re having a garage extension, then it’s more likely that you’re going to do it within your property. To get started with your project, you might just need minimal to no permits. It means that since you already obtained the necessary permits for the construction of your new house, you can just make a few adjustments.
However, if you’re not sure, you should contact your local government just to check if there are things you need to accomplish before the construction starts.
Meanwhile, if there are no permits required to accomplish, you can still inform your neighbours about the construction and the schedule. That way they won’t be surprised by the noise coming from your property.
4. Extra space for storage
Aside from protecting your vehicles, the garage can also be a great place to store other important tools and equipment. Some of these tools are for gardening and home improvements. You can just create a sturdy shelf where you can keep the tools.
Furthermore, instead of forcing the lawnmower and other heavy equipment to fit in your house, you can just prepare a designated corner in the garage to keep them safe. It will also lessen the possibility of obtaining accidents.
So when planning for the garage extension, it’s best to identify the most productive design so that it can also benefit other things aside from protecting your car.
5. Can also be a hobby area
Does your garage extension plan have enough room where you can squeeze in a table for your hobbies? Then don’t forget to arrange the right design so that your hobbies can’t get in the way of your car.
For instance, if you’re not planning to use the garage as a storage area, then it’s best if you can also use it for your hobbies. It doesn’t have to be a costly part of your extension since it’s just a bonus feature. However, you should still give enough space where you can set up a table and a cabinet to get started with your hobby.
Garage extensions, unlike other typical home extensions, usually have simpler designs and box-type styles. However, what you need to think about is if you have enough space and how are you going to maintain a bigger garage. Don’t forget to let us know what you think of garage extensions by leaving a comment below!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Aliana Baraquio currently writes for Cubbit’s Granny Flats Australia, a family-owned-and-operated business that delivers Granny Flats and Home Extensions for customers for over 25 years across NSW and ACT. She also loves interior designing and home makeovers.