The purpose of a garage

Posted on December 29, 2016 at 6:55 am

Many people argue that the purpose of a garage has changed over time. The reason there is an argument for this point is the fact that so many people use their garage spaces not to store their vehicles but to use as another room in the house.

Here are just some of the rooms garages are turned into:

  • Games rooms
  • Utility Rooms
  • Garden Storage/Shed
  • Bedroom
  • Home Cinema

With this being clear in many homes, it does lend itself to the argument, what’s the point of new houses having garages? A very large number of people will not use their garage as a space for their vehicle, yet developers still produce houses with garages. One the other hand, some would argue that it’s always good to have the option to store your car and a garage will add value to your home. If, for example, you have spent a considerable amount of money on a vehicle, you’ll do all you can to keep it safe, and the best way to do this is to put it in a garage. If your house was not to have one and you don’t have the option, it will of course have less value than a house that does.

This argument of whether it makes sense to have a garage or not can go back and forth and it’s really all down to personal preference. That said, homeowner want garages, they may not want the garage to store their vehicle in for the foreseeable future, but they still want them. This is why developers will continue to meet these demands and it’s also why many garage door companies are hitting record sales. The garage may not be used in the way it was decades ago, but it’s still hugely important.

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