5 Signs It Is Time to Remodel Your Garage

5 Signs It Is Time to Remodel Your Garage
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    For many people, a garage is simply a place to park their cars.

    But for others, their garage gets much more use, including storage and a place to gather.

    If you use your garage a lot, you may want to make some improvements.

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Here are five signs it is time to remodel your garage.

Your garage doors are in bad shape

You may not think garage doors matter, but they do. According to Best Doors, properly working garage doors protect your vehicles and possessions from theft and the elements. Garage doors that are in good shape also are a selling point for your home, and installing new ones is one of the top remodeling projects you can do in terms of how much value you add compared with what you spend. Be sure to shop around to find the best garage doors for your situation.

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You need more space

Many people use their garages for storage, and if you can barely fit one car inside because you have so much stuff, that’s a good sign that some garage remodeling might be in order. Expanding your garage is an option, but it can be expensive and you may not have room. Remodeling to better use the space, such as adding shelving to the walls and attic area, can be a good project.

You bought another car

If you have teenagers that start driving, you might want to remodel your garage to make it bigger so you can fit more cars inside. Garaging your cars protects them from the elements and theft and can reduce your insurance premiums. If you have room to enlarge your garage’s footprint, it can be a good remodeling project.

You’re using it as family space

A garage is a great place to make a family or game room. Instead of having it filled with tools and other kinds of equipment, it might be a great place to put some games or tables where you can host friends and family. This might mean you need to redo the walls and insulate the walls to make it more comfortable. It might even mean changing up the floor to where it is not just concrete anymore. A remodel to update electrical, add plumbing and add an HVAC system can make your garage an all-weather gathering spot. If you have a big enough garage for your car, you could always wall off one side to keep actually keep a traditional garage on one side and a family room on the other.

Your garage is falling apart

If your garage is starting to fail structurally or has a lot of damage to it, a remodeling project is almost a necessity. Water or termite damage can cause such problems as could an automobile running into the structure. Remodeling in this situation will make your garage safer while improving its look.

There are a lot of things you can do to remodel your garage. Your garage is an important part of your house and shouldn’t be an afterthought. Remodeling the space when appropriate makes sense for a number of reasons from creating more space, to just doing some simple updates.

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