When you’re building a new home or making changes to an existing one, there are a lot of things to think about. You have to determine where each room is going to go, what the overall layout of the home is going to be, where the light fixtures and outlets will go, what types of appliances you’re going to purchase, what type of flooring you’re going to have, and so much more. You even have to work out the tiny details like what faucets and cabinets you’re going to have. To put it mildly, it’s complicated and laborious.
One of the many things you’ll have to think about is what type of garage you’re going to have, namely if it’s going to be custom or not. Most homeowners go with a standard garage because it requires less thinking and because, well, it’s a garage. That’s a mistake. More homeowners should be considering custom garages, and here’s three reasons why.
1. Aesthetic. One of the biggest reasons more homeowners should be considering custom garages is because of how great they look. A custom garage can really tie an entire home together. It’s easier to make the garage go with the rest of the property because you can control every aspect of its design. The next time you’re driving around looking at houses, take a look at their garages. You’ll immediately be able to tell which homes have custom garages and which ones do not.
2. Customization. This is obvious, but a big reason why people should be considering custom garages is because they’re customizable. You might be saying to yourself, “Duh, it’s in the name,” but have you actually thought about what it would be like to be able to design your own garage? You could determine how many cars it would hold, what the colors would be, what the gutters would be made of, how much space you wanted on the sides of where the cars would go so you could store all your stuff, where your workbench would go, if you wanted a workbench at all, and so much more. You could even determine whether you wanted an attached or detached garage. The options are endless.
3. Value. The final reason why more people should be looking into custom garages is because they can add tremendous value to a home. Having a three-car garage is much more valuable than having a two-car garage, and the same goes for their overall size. When a custom garage is designed to make it easier to work in or store stuff in, that boosts the overall value of the home. This might seem silly to you, but there are even people who make home buying decisions based on a home’s garage. That’s how critical they are to the value of a home.