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Design and Function in Today’s Garage

Today I thought I would post some information about a hot design space that is just starting to get the recognition it deserves – the once maligned garage.  As this great article inspired by a phone conversation with the good folks at SteeleandLoeber – Chicago’s oldest garage builder outlines, the possible uses of this space are endless. NARI has some good tips too What is the key to successfully using your garage as premium space? Design of course!

chicago garage builder - garagebuilder1Modern Garages – No Longer Just Vehicle Storage

No longer do garages have to be those freezing, oil stained, and crammed spaces. Garages now serve many more purposes in addition to storing your vehicle.

When properly designed and constructed by professionals garages are reasonably priced and will meet your electrical and storage needs as well as helping to provide safety and security. Last but not least your garage provides a place for you to work on those hobbies that just don’t fit inside the house.

Workspace

A garage can easily be turned into a woodshop or provide and enclosed space for any artistic pursuits. The ease of opening the garage door provides quick accessible natural light to illuminate any project whether it be pottery, painting, or simply tinkering. Also the concrete or tile floor of your garage ensures that cleanup is never a hassle.

Hobby Room

Many hobbies need lots of unrestricted space to be fully enjoyed and this can simply not be found in basements and attics. However with a detached garage you will have plenty of unrestricted space in which to indulge. Not to mention the ease of access. In your hobby area you can construct models, assemble fishing gear, or even practice your dance moves.

Entertainment Zone

When a garage is constructed correctly it is relaxing, roomy, and the ideal are to occupy your guests. You can start you part off with air hockey or foosball, watch a movie on you HD TV, and even add a stereo system. Even a wet bar isn’t out of the picture. Off of this a patio or possibly a rooftop deck can be added in order to bring the guests some fresh air. Cleanup is much easier than inside your house and valuables will not be broken.

Careful thinking as well as implementation are required to construct the perfect garage. A veteran tradesman might be able to, however the time and currency saved by doing it would be negligible. A veteran builder is an irreplaceable resource in the development of the design. Also, they are easily capable of taking care of the permitting, building, and guaranteeing a safe structure that meets all building codes. Whatever the reason some additional space in the form of a new garage is the logical solution. Learn more–> http://garagebuilder1.com