Boost your house price by increasing storage space

The basic function of the garage, within every property, is offering parking for cars, but nowadays most families use it as storage facility, often leaving the family car or cars outside, on the driveway. Whether you’re building a new house or you’re thinking of remodelling the house you live in, the garage should definitely be on your list of priorities and you should focus on restoring its original function without compromising on storage space. This isn’t an impossible endeavour, not to mention the fact that it can be quite a profitable one, since generous storage space can boost the price of a property on the real estate market, all you need is a well thought plan. Fortunately, there are many companies offering storage solutions, everything from metal garage shelving units and racking to cabinets and pulley systems, so all you have to do is take your time and come up with a structural plan.

Have a clear overview of the space

If you are building the garage, then what you need to do is stand in the middle of the area given for this project and imagine how you want it to look. Visualise where you’d want to park your car, where you’d like to have shelves and where a work bench or some sort of work area and so on. While you visualise the end result, take note of any obstructions like doors, windows, air vents and anything else. Then, start measuring and see if everything you’d like actually fits. If you’re remodelling your house, then you need to start by getting everything out of the garage. Filter through all your stuff and get rid of everything you don’t need or use anymore. Only after you’ve got a clear perspective of what it is you need to get back in, will you be able to plan the space accordingly. Whichever the situation, you need to measure and measure and measure again, to make sure that you buy the right shelving and racking or whatever other storage solutions you want to opt for, otherwise you risk not being able to fit your units inside the garage.

 

Plan your shelving

It’s not just the space that needs planning, but also your shelving. There are so many types of cabinetry, shelves and racking systems that you can get lost just browsing through them. However, your belongings will help you sort your shelving out as well, as different loads go on different shelves. For instance, toys and clothes may go into boxes and boxes can be places on virtually all types of shelving, but if you have cans of paint or heavy bags of fertiliser, then metal garage shelving units are a better fit because they take heavier loads. Shelves are not the only thing you need to consider, but other storage solutions as well, such as boxes, bins, trays or whatever serves your purpose better. Really useful boxes or plastic boxes now come in a very wide range of colours, which is quite an advantage, as you can colour coordinate your items and maintain a neat and tidy garage for longer.