ARCHITECTURE: 4 Impressive Garage Designs to Inspire Your Renovation
Your garage is actually a really important part of your home but it’s too easy to neglect it and fall into the habit of letting it deteriorate, becoming cluttered and full of unwanted rubbish. This prevents many people making the most of their space. What a shame – garages are such a great feature to have; great for storage as well as offering protection for your vehicles.
Here, we’re going to explore four different garage designs that show the potential of a garage – and may hopefully inspire your next renovation.
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When it comes to keeping your vehicles protected, you should be going that extra mile when it comes to security and protection. This is why steel construction garages are one of the best options you can get. The best thing about them is obviously how strong they are. Steel material is durable and can withstand some of the worst weather conditions from heavy rain, to snow and strong winds. They also need little maintenance because of how durable they are; steel garages can withstand a lot of wear and tear. Steel is fire and pest resistant too, proving to be a great structure to use for a garage.
You may have heard horror stories about leaky concrete garages but what many don’t realise is how durable they really are. With a finish that lasts for many years, you can have a garage that will last as long as your home. Concrete doesn’t burn and usually has a hard aluminium roof to supports its fire resistance. Modern concrete garage design allows you to choose from any size, adding windows and other requirements and extras if you so want.
If you’re looking for some extra living space at home, a concrete garage is great for this. You can convert your garage into a living room, dining room, study room or a home movie area.
This might not be for everyone but it’s a great option for those on a budget. A shed garage consists of the shell of a garage without the floor, making costs lower because there is less building required. This can be used as a great protector for vehicles and other items and could also make a good working space for a project. Some advice though – ideally, this type of garage isn’t the best option for storing personal items of higher value in that you are worried about losing as it isn’t as sturdy as other types.
Brick siding garage
A brick garage is a great idea for those of you who are thinking about remodelling or repairing the original exterior of your garage. Brick is a common material that is often used for exteriors and needs little or no maintenance. You won’t be obliged to give it a lick of paint and it’s highly fire and pest resistant. Being weather resistant, a brick garage won’t be vulnerable to bad weather conditions such as or snow, strong winds or heavy rain. They’re also known to keep heat out in the summer and in during those cold winter months.
Hopefully, you now have some garage inspiration and can finally get a move on with that renovation you’ve been planning!
Images: Autohaus by MF Architecture