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If you've been parking your car on the driveway due to your home missing a garage, you may be tempted to spend the money to get a garage installed. This kind of home addition can help add value to your home, not only in the selling price, but also in terms of functionality for the homeowner. If you're curious about how to get started with planning this major home addition, consider some of the following things you'll need to keep in mind when designing the garage.
Ease of Access from the Home
The first thing you want to consider is how easy the garage is to reach from inside the home. Many people prefer having access directly from their home, with the door leading out from the kitchen or living room. If this is not possible due to the layout of your home or the size of the lot, make sure the driveway is only a short walk away from an entrance to your home so that taking in groceries and other items is easy.
Plenty of Storage Space
Another thing you want to keep in mind when designing a garage for your home is storage. Many homeowners struggle with having enough storage space, leading them to rent a storage unit for getting rid of items that they would rather keep.
When designing the garage, consider the following ideas for storage:
Natural Light from Windows
While you can certainly rely on artificial lighting to get around the garage when the doors closed, natural light can be preferable since it won't consume any energy and can provide a natural glow. When designing the garage, make sure that you include enough windows to allow in light.
Power and Lighting Demands
Hiring professionals will help take care of getting the electricity hooked up to your garage, but you also need to consider where you want the outlets to be placed. Several outlets at different ends of the garage will be helpful for using power tools and other electronics in the garage without the need for extension cords.
Hiring a contractor who specializes in home additions can help lead you towards getting the garage you may have always wanted for your home. With the above features included, your garage can easily become one of your favorite home additions.