If you're in the market for a new garage for your property, you want to think about more than just the size of the structure. A garage is a major part of your home; its overall appearance can add to or detract from your property's curb appeal. For those who actually work on cars or have other hobbies that keep them in the garage for a while, there are some features you might consider in particular. Here are just four examples of ways you can add to your garage.
1. Make it soundproof
If you do spend quite a bit of time in your garage with your hobbies, you may want to make it soundproof for the comfort of your family. Using loud saws and even an air compressor in your garage can mean irritating sounds that travels throughout the home, and even throughout the entire neighborhood. A garage builder can insulate the walls with a soundproof barrier to ensure maximum comfort for everyone outside the garage.
2. Install a drain
A drain can be good if you wash your car in the garage or have hobbies that require lots of water, such as working with a pottery wheel or painting. You can easily hose off the floor of the garage and everything goes down the drain. Remember that you should never pour motor oil or other hazardous fluids into a drain but it can be a good feature for keeping your garage clean.
3. Install a screen door
For those who spend a lot of time in the garage, you may want to install a screen door in front of your standard steel door. This allows you to open the steel door and enjoy some privacy while still getting adequate ventilation into the garage. The screen door can shield you from direct sunlight during summer months and also keep out some of the cold air during winter months.
4. Choose a unique door
You don't need to settle for a dull and drab garage door, and opting for a wood door, double doors, or another unique design can add curb appeal to your home and give your garage a very personal look. Try a metal door painted in a bold red or choose a design with large windows to give your garage a more open and airy look. You might also have your family's initial painted onto your door for even greater visual impact. You can learn more about your options through contractors such as Alpha Industries.