As you grow older, you inevitably accumulate more and more. Often, those possessions that are not used on a day-to-day or week-to-week basis tend to end up in your garage, leading to a jam-packed, impractical and unpleasant home garage space for you and your family.
When your garage gets packed with tools, bits and pieces, cars, bikes, and outdoor equipment, you have two choices: sell your things, or upscale your garage. If you’d rather give yourself more space for your possessions than get rid of them, this article will outline what you need to consider to increase the capacity of your garage.
Homes come in many different shapes and sizes, so there’s not necessarily a one-size-fits-all solution to the problem of running out of garage space. But one solution that hundreds of thousands of people consider each year is knocking down their garage to start again from scratch – this time with more space made available, including attic space for items that aren’t required for months on end.
If you do choose to go through this time-intensive operation, there are a number of things you ought to plan, including:
- How you will get permission to build on your property
- How much you will be spending to achieve your change
- Where you will store your items while your garage is being rebuilt
- What you will make your new garage out of
- What flooring your garage will use in the future
With all these points to consider, this is an option that takes some planning – but it’s often the best strategy to make a new garage for your home, one with plenty more space to enjoy.
If you’re on a tight budget, or you’re simply looking for ways to reduce the costs of your new garage, one easy option is to find a supplier who can help you make your garage from steel. This is a practical no-brainer of a solution: because it’s not lived in, your garage doesn’t need to be warm and insulated, so you can construct it using cheap yet reliable materials. View options at Armstrong Steel to draw inspiration for your own garage project from their product pages and see what others across the US have done when it comes to steel garages. You should also show designs you like to your builder, who will be able to advise your further about their viability.
Design and Execution
Remember that you have total control over how your garage ends up looking – so it’s worth drawing up a detailed plan of how you want your new space to look, feel, and function.
The key here is to ensure that you’re creating enough storage space to justify your renovation. This may mean ensuring a variety of storage options are built into your design, or it could mean adding another half-floor to your new garage to store items in an attic setting.
Whichever option you go for, wow is the time to use that design, purchase the materials that you’ve chosen to use, and begin executing your plan of action for a new, spacious garage in 2020.
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