For so many homeowners in Ottawa, their garage is not just a place to store their car, tools, and holiday decorations. For homeowners who love their garage and love making the most of their space, their garage is a place to hang out, be creative, and enjoy alone time or time with friends. Many people use their garage as a hangout space, so why not do the same for yours? When building your custom home, here are some of the most beautiful and useful features you can add to design and build your dream garage.
A Beautiful, Non-Traditional Garage Door
Your custom home garage is anything but plain, so why would you give it a plain-old garage door? Instead of a traditional metal or vinyl door for your garage, try something a bit more elevated like a rich wood door. A beautiful and stylistic garage door will not only help to create a more welcoming garage, but it will also match the outside of your house, making your design feel more cohesive.
A Car Lift
If you’re the type of person who loves their car, or the type of person who likes restoring and repairing cars, a custom home garage would be extremely important to you. Why not take your garage to the next level by installing a car lift! This will help you to repair or service your car without potentially hurting your back, plus, besides functionality, it just looks cool!
A Living Area
Make your custom home garage, even more, your own by creating a relaxing and comfortable space to hang out. Couches, a recliner chair, a television, and a coffee table can go a long way in making your garage an inviting place to enjoy by yourself or to host friends. Show off your personality by adding bookshelves with your favourite books about cars, DIY, repair, and barbecuing to add a masculine and individual feel to your space.
A Space to Build
Garages are not just a great place to relax and work on your cars, they’re also where a ton of DIY work and projects get done! In your custom home garage, make sure to add a space where you can build and create. It doesn’t have to be a big space, just a workbench and some shelving will do. A small workstation can go a long way in completing your to-do list around the house.
Sleek and Clean Flooring
Your garage should be a place where you can get messy. Whether that means oil from the car, paint from a DIY project, or even snacks and drinks spilled from a gathering with friends. If you want to be able to make a mess in your garage without having to worry, make sure to install sleek and easy-to-clean flooring with little to no absorbance. Polished stone, vinyl, and tile all make for easy-to-clean options!
A lot of Storage
Whether you’re using your custom home garage for storing household and outdoor items like holiday decorations, lawn mowers, and bikes, or you’re only using it for your own projects, interests, and tools, make sure that you allow for plenty of storage. Having cabinets and shelving helps to keep you organized and also helps to make your garage look clean and uncluttered.
A Full-Size Refrigerator
Grab yourself a cold drink or serve your friends some simple snacks from your full-size fridge in the garage. If you’re creating a space for yourself to relax, hang out, and work on projects, it’s always a good idea to have cold water (and other more fun drinks!) ready and available to you whenever you need them.
Supplemental Cooling and Heating
We all know that Ottawa winters can be freezing cold and Ottawa summers can be boiling hot, don’t limit your use of your garage to only mild weather, instead, install a ductless air conditioner or heat pump to acclimate your garage for all times of the year. Ductless heat pumps are a great way to both cool and heat your garage when needed, plus, being able to choose the individual temperature of your garage with your heat pump allows you to enjoy whatever temperature you find most comfortable without bothering anyone in the house!
Surround Sound Speakers
Whether you want to listen to a podcast while you work on your car, or play some music while you’re hanging out with your friends, surround sound speakers are always a great idea to add to your custom home garage. Music adds ambiance, entertainment, and fun to a space that may be quiet otherwise.
Make your garage feel less like a garage and more like a home by adding windows to it. Windows will make your garage feel less like a closed-in box and more like a bright and spacious room. If you still want your privacy, install windows with shutters or blinds. Windows will make your custom home garage feel better, and it’s better for safety as well.
A Small Bar
Serve your friends and family while they join you in the garage or out on your patio by having a small bar installed in your custom home garage. A Bar will allow you to enjoy making and serving drinks whenever the time calls for it, and you can truly make your garage feel like a hosting space for you and your friends.
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