If you’re thinking about creating a garage at your home then you need to take a moment to consider what you really want it for Some people turn the garage into a fantastic man cave. Others just store their car or motorbike in it. But, the majority of people put junk in it, leaving you to question why they have a garage in the first place.
If you’re sure that creating a garage is the right thing for you then here are some great ideas to inspire you.
- The Carport
If you don’t currently have a garage and need one to keep your car out of the summer sun or the rain then it’s time you considered a carport. Or, if you have more than one vehicle, you can look at a double carport.
Carports are cheap and easy to make but offer a great deal of protection for your car (s), and are surprisingly practical. There’s no messing with doors and locks, just park your car and run into the house.
A carport can be fur simple wooden posts and a Perspex roof or it can be as ornate as you want it to be. The only limit is your imagination.
- Oversized Shed
Another option is to purchase an oversized shed, preferably with double doors. This is a great way to quickly and easily build a garage in your own yard. You can position the shed anywhere and don’t need planning permission as it is not classed as a permanent structure.
Again you purchase one or two, or even one extra-wide one, allowing you to store all your vehicles and the tools needed to maintain them.
- Build In Brick
The first two options are for lower budgets and those that need something fast. If you’re looking for something a little more permanent you may wish to apply for planning permission and build your own garage. This can be attached or sit separately to your home. The advantage of this approach is that you can make it to the size you need and it will actually increase the value of your home.
It’s also convenient for getting in and out of the home, especially if it’s wet outside.
- Metal Cladding
Another increasingly common and popular option is to create a wooden frame for your garage and then clad it in metal. This gives you a permanent structure but you can control the finished look In fact because metal is straightforward to deal with you’ll find you can even choose the color and the garage can be created very quickly.
If you already have a garage then it’s time to consider what you have and how you can improve it. Again, this will come back to what you intend to use the garage for. But, you can easily add countertops, television, games console, and seating to create a cool man cave. You’ll just need to continue keeping the car outside.