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We have such a love/hate relationship with the garage don’t we? Totally necessary, helpful and practical, but also a place for piles, junk and let’s be honest, the garbage!

The good ol’ garage has come a long way since it stormed onto the scene in the early 1900s as a simple shed or after-thought structure just big enough for a single car and hidden behind the house. Now we have garages attached to our homes, visible from the street and very much a significant part of the look and feel of our home …not to mention 3- and 4- car garages too.

So how do we personalize our ‘garage’ into a space that offers more than just a cavernous, bunker-like storage area?

Everyone uses their garage for something different – to store their cars, as a workshop, a work-out area or maybe just to store sports equipment, tools and trash. Regardless of what your goal is,creating the ultimate garage is about embarking on a home renovation that creates a space personalized and dedicated to you and your needs and hobbies.

The sky really is the limit these days. If you can imagine it, there likely is a solution or product out there to meet your dreams.

Photo by Alair Homes AuroraLook for garage pictures

Where To Start?

  • Decide what hobbies or activities you are catering to …. this will dictate what tools/equipment/special features could be incorporated
  • Budget – figure out how much you want to invest in this space before you start. Your current garage can be outfitted with some amazing budget-friendly tweaks and add-ons (flooring, storage units, drywall, heaters, sports racks) OR, if there is no limit to your budget, you can build a 6-car, sunken garage under your home with imported Lamborghini tiles, a wet bar and personal bathroom. Two VERY different budgets and options.
Photo by Alair Homes TorontoMore exterior home ideas

What are some ways that you can add value to your garage?

  • Drywall and finished walls
  • Insulation
  • Nice, functional flooring, possibly with in-floor heat
  • Great storage in large, closed cabinets
  • There is a hook, shelf, drawer, place specifically designed for toys/tools/sports stuff so purchase products unique to what you are storing and get the space to really work for you
  • A hoist for lifting a car in the air – to work on, change a tire or just to fit more cars
  • Heat
  • Large-screen TV
  • Lounge Area
  • Go all out and add a wet bar and pool table

If you are looking to add-on a garage to your home or build a workshop, contact Alair Homes Aurora. We would be happy to discuss options with you and create a complementary rough budget for your project.
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