It is widely believed that the garage is one of the most neglected areas of the house. Because most of us regard it simply as a storage area for our car or knick-knacks, we don’t treat it well. We don’t show our garage the same amount of care and respect that we do to other rooms in the house. The less attention we pay to it, the more unkempt it becomes. The more unkempt it becomes, the less attention we pay to it! But in an increasingly competitive housing market, space is highly prized. If we have the good fortune to have the additional space that a garage offers us, we should be making the most of it. Garages are often spacious areas that can be seen as a blanket canvas in terms of style and decor. If we put our minds to it, we can accomplish something truly creative and inviting in our garage. Our car may be stored there, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t have other uses too. Read on for the unmissable reasons why you need to stop neglecting your garage.
It Adds Value To A Home
Any additional space like gardens, garages, or spare rooms add value to our home. Even if we are not considering selling at present, we never know when our circumstances may change. It always makes sense to keep areas of the house in a good state of repair. It makes it a more pleasant environment for us and is more financially intelligent too. Small outlays on repair here and there can prevent us from having to address a complicated and expensive problem later down the line.
It Can Keep The Rest Of The Home Tidy
If we are disciplined, the garage can become one of the home’s most useful storage areas. We should try not to simply pile in any discarded items and junk. The room will rapidly become dirty and disorganized and will need soon need a time-consuming clean out! But if we are selective, we can minimize the clutter around the rest of the house and store it effectively in a well-maintained garage. Even if our space is limited, we can invest in high storage racks or stackable containers. Many people are shocked to discover that their house is more spacious than they realized without so much clutter. But a high proportion of homeowners are not effectively using the space provided by their garages.
It Can Keep Us Safe
A safe garage should be seen as an essential part of home maintenance. Faulty garage doors and locks can put the safety of our car and our whole house in jeopardy. We should consider new garage doors if ours have seen better days. A poorly maintained garage door can provide easy access to our home for thieves. If it is discovered that areas have fallen into disrepair and not been addressed, this affects our insurance claims. We should take precautions to keep the garage safe and secure. It can also add additional ventilation to the house so we should be careful not to allow damp to set in. A dry, well-ventilated garage can help keep the structure and walls of the house sounder for longer.