If your property does not currently have its own garage, you may be considering whether you should just rent a council or privately-owned one or spend a little more upfront and build your own. In the following post, we will look at some of the benefits of building your own garage.
Renting is Cost-Effective
It’s true, the cost of renting a garage is cheaper in the short term. You also don’t have to worry about the disruption that turning the area to the side of your home into a building site causes. However, in the long run, building a garage may be the better option, as you will be able to use it for more than just storing your car. Rented garages do allow space for other things to be stored in them, but as they are often at least a walking distance away from your property, you may not feel comfortable using them for anything other than car storage.
Building a Garage Means It’s on Your Property
That leads us nicely onto the first major reason why investing in building your own garage is the best idea. Rented garages, unless you are incredibly fortunate, are not often within close distance to your home. So, unless you love the idea of parking up for the night and then the walk home and repeating the reverse in the morning, it could be a smart choice building your own.
Building Your Own Gives You More Storage Space
As noted earlier, although you could use a rented garage for other items, most are put off because of the distance between the garage and their home. When you build your own, however, it will be right next to your property, meaning you will be more likely to take advantage of the extra storage space, freeing up some space in your home.
Adds Kerb Appeal
Even if you are not contemplating putting your home on the market, and don’t imagine you will anytime soon, it could still be to your benefit to invest in building your own garage. When people are looking for homes to buy, garages are one of those extras that they are often looking for. Having a garage on your property could be the difference between securing a sale and losing out on one.
So, although it may seem like a cost-effective solution in the short term, building a garage of your own offers many more benefits.
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