When it comes to keeping tabs on the latest trends, most people think about things like cars, clothes and music. A lot of people don’t give much thought to what people are doing with their garages.
If you are one of the few people who has been keeping up on the latest and newest things that Colorado Springs home owners are doing with their garages, this blog may seem a bit repetitive. However, if you aren’t part of that group and you’d like to learn more—read on.
Things are changing
Two decades ago, your garage was the place where people stored cars, tools and sports equipment.
Today, it’s a storage space, a game room and in some cases, the place where you charge you electric car. Electric and hybrid cars have become increasingly popular in the past few years and as such, a number of local homeowners have been modifying their garages, so they can accommodate their vehicle charging needs.
If you’ve added solar panels to your home, your garage may become your primary energy collection hub.
Connected to everything
In today’s world your smart phone can connect to everything from your thermostat to your refrigerator—so it’s no great surprise that some garage door systems will now pair with your phone, as well. Some garage door manufactures now provide clients with the ability to open and close their garage doors through a smart phone app.
This is an extremely popular option for Colorado Springs homeowners, because they’ll never need to worry about a garage door opening device going dead, due to dead batteries.
Extension of the home
If you have children, you may have given some thought to converting your garage into a gaming room or sports center. This will allow you to free up the family room television for TV viewing, as opposed to video game marathons.
The garage is also an ideal space to watch baseball, football and hockey games, since the screaming and shouting can be limited to a confined are in the home.
Yet re-purposing your garage will also entail some remodeling. If you don’t use your garage for vehicle storage, you may be able to partition it to include a laundry space, a storage space and a living space.
The transformation doesn’t need to be difficult!
You will, of course, need to make sure you have the proper hook ups that will allow you to heat and cool the garage. In the spring and summer, you’ll want to make sure to have a technician come out to perform maintenance on your garage door, so those who are using the garage can open it up for ventilation.
If you’ve decided to upgrade your garage and you’re thinking about adding a new garage door, or you think it may be time to replace your garage door motor, call ATR Garage Door Repair today at 719-499-0492 to speak with an expert Colorado Springs technician today.