For most people, the garage is a cluttered space that has room for a car, a ton of boxes and junk and little else. But Vancouver realtors and design experts know that the garage can be successfully transformed into something much more useful.
The garage is generally given little thought when it comes to home design. However, many Vancouver home owners would be wise to think twice about how this space might be used.
Vancouver realtors could also find it a useful selling point for their clients. The garage offers a whole extra space that could be turned into something amazing.
It is certainly worth thinking about how the garage might be used. While for some families it is nothing more than a disorganized mess, for others the garage can work as a family space, a storage haven, or even the ultimate man-cave.
Though most people opt for the use of the basement for a family space, or kids area, the garage can also function in this way. With proper insulation and a nice design this can work.
Many however prefer having a kids play area downstairs in the basement and this can make a lot of sense. In such cases, a man-cave might be a better use of the garage space.
Some couples find that having their own space is essential to their sanity and to the health of their relationship. And while some Vancouver homes might not be able to offer enough bedrooms or spaces for this to occur inside the main area of the home, a garage can give you the extra space you need.
While men tinkering in the garage with their cars may be a bit old-fashioned, having a little man get-away is actually a pretty big selling feature for many couples and families.
The ‘man-cave’ has certainly become a oft requested feature in Vancouver homes for sale. Many Vancouver realtors are finding that they need to think about how to accommodate this request.
Using the garage as a male hangout is just one way of doing this. A garage doesn’t just have to be a space for your car. With a little imagination and a small budget, the space can be transformed into a great space to hang out.
Adding a small bar, a big screen TV and a comfy sofa may be all it takes to get the job done. A sound system and mini fridge can make it even better.
While you may have to spend some money to really turn your garage into a fantasy get-away for the man of the house and his friends, you can also try the do-it-yourself approach. Asking neighbours to pitch in is also a great idea as some may no doubt see the benefit in helping if it means that they get a spot on the leather sofa of your male get-away.
More and more men seem to be seeking this kind of refuge. A recent survey by a home-improvement website found that over fifty percent of homes in the US now have something that is referred to as a man-cave.
This figure is apparently up from just forty percent a few years ago. Obviously, something is happening that has more and more families or couples carving out a space designed specifically for men.
If, however, you are in the other just under fifty percent of families who don’t want or feel they need a man-cave, perhaps you would rather turn that garage into a perfectly organized storage space. Instead of the messy pile of storage boxes and other disarray, you can instead get a professional to come and help build you the storage space of your dreams.
Some of the best ways to make your homes for sale Vancouver more attractive to potential buyers is to make sure everything looks well organized and spacious. The garage can be such a selling point assuming you take care to get things off the ground.
Custom shelving or well built storage cupboards can go a long way to getting you organized and to increasing the appeal of your Vancouver home for sale. But whether you are selling your Vancouver home or merely wanting to make your garage a perfect storage area you will want to think about how best to use the space you have.
There are plenty of professional companies that will help you organize your garage and make it into the space you really want. Whether it be a man-cave, a family room, or a tool and garden shed space, the garage need not be overlooked out of hand.
Most garages have the potential to become more than they are. These spaces can function in a variety of different capacities and need not cost a fortune to convert into something more useful than simply storing a car. Of course space constraints and your family’s goals will determine how you use this space, but just remember that a well laid out garage can add appeal, function and resale value to your Vancouver home for sale.