Your Garage Does a Lot For You!
You probably don’t really think about your garage very much. It’s just another part of your home, and it just happens be where you park your car or store stuff you don’t want in the house. But have you really stopped to think about how important your garage is and what it can do for you?
It’s time to give your garage its due. Here’s a look at how your garage, and its door, help you in everyday life.
Home Value Boost
Even if you’re not planning to sell your home anytime soon, it helps to know that having a well-maintained garage will increase its value. Potential buyers will be happy to have an extra spot for their vehicle and plenty of storage. A garage door, especially once that faces the street, can also boost your curb appeal, adding to the beauty of the home’s façade.
Convenient Entry Point
Seventy percent of people who have a garage door use it as one of the main entry points to their home. It’s often easier than walking up the walkway and fumbling for a key to the front door. You simply walk up to the garage door and press a code or button, or open it remotely from your car or phone.
Keep Belongings Safe
Most people keep items in their garage that they want to remain safe from the elements or possible thieves. Perhaps you use your garage to store your motorcycle, classic car, expensive tools, bikes, sports gear, and more. Your garage keeps all those items safe, dry and free from harm. If you have a detached garage with a high ceiling, you may even want to consider adding an overhead storage area, allowing you to get even more out of your garage.
Cluttered garages can become a maze filled with hazards and dangers. There may even be items that are flammable or toxic, or there could be broken glass, droppings, rodents and other pests, and a whole range of potential problems just waiting to cause injury or a health threat. If your pets or kids make their way into the garage, you don’t want them to come across anything that could harm them. Be sure to clean up and organize the garage, and it will become just as safe as the rest of the house.
When you ponder your house’s usable square footage, you probably forget about all that extra space just sitting there in the garage. What useful things could you do with it? You could turn it into a gym, or a game room, or even a man cave. What about a crafting room, yoga studio, meditation room, or a workshop? You’re only limited by your imagination, the size of your garage, and your budget.
Contact M&M Garage Doors
Now that you have a better idea of just how important your garage is, you may want to consider sprucing it up. That may involve a new garage door, of which we have many beautiful collections. Contact us today to set up your consultation and free price quote.