Homes with an attached garage represent a valuable and often underused space that might be better served if it was renovated and repurposed. Sure, sticking your cars in the garage is the most logical reason for using one, but if we’re honest with ourselves that space is typically used for storage.
We’ve all taken a drive through a charming neighborhood only to be greeted by the sight of a rundown house. Maybe the front yard hadn’t seen a lawn mower in months, the fixtures were outdated and the paint was weathered or an unfortunate color.
Your garage is filled up with stuff, but one thing that cannot be found in it is your car. Like many Americans your garage has become a storage center, an unorganized one at that, with your car left out in the elements, collecting dirt, dust and bird debris day in and day out.
With a finished driveway, you’re always ensured of a smooth and clear surface, weather conditions excepted. With other options you have no such assurance, but you do have one distinct advantage: reduced problems of run off from paving land that once was left uncovered.
Garages, particularly those that are attached to houses tend to get crowded with junk, with little to no room for cars. Somehow, we’ve turned a garage’s original purpose of temporary car storage into permanent junk storage, storing all kinds of stuff inside, including things no one needs.
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