If you are fortunate to have a garage at your residential property it is definitely a useful space to have but how often do homeowners actually use the garage as it was intended to be used, to house a vehicle?
Garages are a particularly useful addition to any home in terms of general storage space. They may be used to store gardening equipment such as lawnmowers and gardening tools throughout the year and garden furniture during the winter months. Some people use a garden shed to house this equipment it is often more convenient and more secure to keep it in the garage.
Many homeowners use their garage as an additional room in their house possibly as a utility room with a washing machine and tumble dryer or may be a games room for the whole family to use. As an interest in health and fitness has become more popular some garages are converted to a gym with treadmills, rowing machines and weightlifting equipment installed.
Although it is a good idea to protect the paintwork of your car by keeping it in a garage especially during the winter months the problem can be that the garage is not wide enough to be able to park the car and get out without damaging the doors on the garage wall so perhaps planners and builders should consider this in new builds.