How much value does a garage add to your home?
If you’re thinking about doing a garage conversion and converting it into additional living space, you might be interested to know that findings suggest most home buyers find a garage very appealing. In fact, it’s even be suggested that having a home with a garage can add up to 20% to the value of your home. So that’s why here at Garageflex, we don’t offer the traditional garage conversion to make it into a living room or bedroom, instead we focus on making it a useful space that’s organised, clean and tidy.
Our services include upgrading the walls, ceilings, floors, insulation, loft boarding, electrics, mirrors and lighting to name a few, making it into a brilliant space. So whether you want a new home gym, just a brilliant storage space, workshop or home office, get in touch to see how we can help.
So what can you do with a garage?
There are plenty of options to use this undervalued space without going down the full garage conversion route. In this blog post, we’ll run through a few ideas to whet your appetite and provide some inspiring food for thought on how you could transform your garage without embarking on the full garage conversion journey.
Turning it into a home fitness space
You don’t need to change anything in the garage to create your own home gym. Try adding our clean and white panel to your walls to give the space a bright feel, add in mirrors, some of our interlocking floor tiles and your preferred gym equipment and your new fitness space is sorted. This is one of the most popular requests when customers get in touch about their garage.
It can also save money on your gym membership, not to mention the time it takes to get to the gym in the first place!
Creating a man or women cave
Everyone needs a break from the family once in a while – even if it is for 10 minutes! Try creating a space that’s just for you, with a comfy sofa, beer fridge, pool table and tv on the wall, perfect for a night relaxing with friends. Of course you don’t want a concrete floor and brick walls so making it cosier is a must. Try our white wall panel, floor and perhaps some metal storage units for a great space.
Making it a fun family room
Adding in a pool table, table tennis or darts board can make it into a great space for the family to enjoy. Spending time together having fun and getting the kids off of the ipad! Accessorise with some storage shelves, racks and hooks for a multi-purpose space whilst keeping the ceiling and walls clean and modern with our wall and ceiling panel. Perhaps add in a colourful floor with our choice of floor tile colours.
Storing the car
Particularly useful in a crowded urban area where on-street parking can be difficult, parking your car in the garage can also help with protecting from minor bumps, theft and reducing the impact of frost and snow. It’s also a must for those with classic or luxury cars.
Creating a space for your car involves getting rid of the clutter on the floor by using your walls and ceiling for storage so you have the space to park it. Not forgetting about insulating the walls to create the perfect environment or adding in a luxurious resin floor for that showroom finish.
An organised storage space
Whether you want to store bikes, sports equipment, groceries or tools, adding flexible storage accessories can help to organise the space, find what you want when you need it and declutter the garage floor. It’s a great way to create a beautifully organised space with shelving, hooks, racks and baskets.
The garage can be divided up into zones such as sports equipment in one corner, bikes on the left wall, tools and a workbench on the right, creating a bespoke space that’s just for you.
A fully functional workshop
Transform the garage into a space that reflects your passion, whether that’s working on your motorbikes, getting crafty with DIY or servicing bikes. Add in bespoke storage so that your tools are all in the right place, you have a workbench area and the floor is clear and uncluttered.
A solution for home working
Creating an area in your garage for a home office solution is a great way to use that corner of your garage. It can be set it up exactly as you wish with drawer units, table area, printer or even a coffee machine. Ideal if you don’t have space for an office or others work from home too.
So we say, keep your garage as a garage. Just give it a makeover and get it looking just as you like, it’s amazing how much you can do in your garage without the substantial costs of converting it.
Ensure you are making the most of it with storage solutions that suit your needs and will be attractive to buyers if and when you come to sell. Think about what you do in your garage and what you want to use it for, that should answer the basic questions around how much storage you need and if you can designate particular areas to hobbies such as cycling, golf, tinkering with your beloved vintage car or bike.
Just remember, thinking now about storage and giving it a professional finish could make your house more attractive and reap the rewards in the future. What have you got to lose?
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