As the mentality of “improve, don’t move” soars high, garage extension is the only safe way out for making enough space in your houses.
If it is properly planned and constructed, a garage extension can not only provide you with a safe area to store your car and maybe other extra belongings but give you a little more living space in your home and upgrade the value of your property ten folds.
Why is garage extension a good idea?
If you have got space, garage extension is an excellent idea. First and foremost, it’s a safe spot for parking your car. By parking it in your garage, you immediately benefit from:
- Reduction in wear and tear of your vehicle from bad weather, emergency situations, and other such conditions. It will protect your car and you wouldn’t have to worry about its safety.
- Always have a convenient (and safe) parking spot of your own. Usually, people tend to hire places and pay for them but having your own place means no worries about rented spots and extra money.
- Lower insurance premiums – it in itself will keep you free from extra worries about insurance.
A garage can also provide some important and needed storage area if your home is starting to burst at the seams. It is also perfect for creating extra accommodation for occasional hobbies or sports where there’s no room indoors. Most people also use their garages as a substitute to gyms and workout on their own terms.
You can also use the extension for engaging kids in productive activities during summer breaks.
Activities like painting, making crafts, and doing other productive tasks usually require bigger spaces. Garage extensions come very handily in such situations. Many kids can be accommodated at once without worrying about space.
Important points to consider before deciding to extend your garage
The first thing to settle is what do you want to use your garage for? Of course, most of the people simply want storage for their vehicles and other belongings, but now is your chance to make room for any other things lying around that would give you more space in your home.
It is the second main thing to consider when planning your garage. Be sure about how big (or small) you want it to be. Don’t forget to consider the size of your vehicle.
Where you build your garage will probably be somewhat dictated by the current construction of your property. The best position of your garage will also be highly dictated by the kind of things you want to include in it.
4. Attached or detached garage
An attached garage is a less expensive option but a detached one is also a good choice keeping in view your demands.
For example, wood and metal garages are widely available as pre-fabricated kits. They are generally inexpensive. Building a brick garage is significantly more expensive.
6. Garage doors
The style and material of the garage doors you choose to have will also put an impact on the cost, energy-efficiency, and security of your new construction.
The cost of building your garage will vary greatly depending on the intricacy of your project. Are you using an external wall of your home or building from scratch? Will you be hiring a project planner, an electrician or a plumber? All of these factors can have a huge impact on your final budget.
8. Time duration
You must keep in mind the time frame you want to complete your project in.
9. Zoning laws
It is important to find the zoning laws of your area before starting the extension project.
10. Final product
You should have a picture of the final look in your mind in order to work according to a plan.