If you are currently shopping around for a property to live in then there are a number of things that you need to take into consideration before deciding to put your money on the counter. If you have a family then it’s important to know if there are any good schools close by and if shopping malls are plentiful as well. Many people want to have a large enough garden for the kids and the family dog to play in and many others look for a garage as well. The importance of a garage is frequently overlooked because many people wrongfully assume that most people use it as a kind of laundry or an additional place to store all of their unwanted furniture and other items.
The thing that needs to be remembered about garages is that it not only offers you a private parking for the family car but it also adds to the value of your home. Many people if they have the space, are having garages built for them because they know and understand the many benefits that they offer. The following are just some of those.
- It protects the car – We all get our fair share of sunshine here in Australia and if you have to Park your car out on the street then the paint work is going to get damaged by the UV rays as well is the interior of the car as well. Your car is the second biggest expense in your life after your home and so it makes perfect sense that you would want to protect it. Being able to park it out of the sun and out of the rain is one of the main reasons why people build garages.
- It reduces your insurance premium – It is really expensive purchasing insurance for your vehicle and so anything that allows you to be able to take advantage of reduced premiums should be grabbed with both hands. Insurance companies give you significant discounts when they know that you are parking your car inside a garage at night. If it is locked away and out of sight, then opportunist thieves won’t see it and so they will try to steal it.
Not only will a garage provide you with the above two benefits but it will also add kerb appeal and it will increase the value of your home quite substantially. This makes it a lot easier to sell further down the road when you decide to retire and move to a smaller property.