6 Useful Features That Can Enhance the Functionality of Your New Garage
For most homeowners, a garage is more than just a safe, convenient place to park – it’s a hobby space, a vehicle maintenance space, and sometimes even a hangout space. When you plan to get extensive use out of your new garage, you need more than just a bare-bones basic four walls, a roof, and a door.
At Sussel Garages, we’re here to help you bring your dream garage to life, which means including all the features that will help you get the most out of your space. What can you include to make your garage more functional and inviting? Here are just a handful of the many options.
While concrete slab flooring tends to be the most popular flooring type in Twin Cities garages, it’s one of the most basic options on the market. If you’re looking to increase the aesthetic appeal and functionality of your garage floor, consider the following finishes:
● Concrete floor paint
● Epoxy coatings
● Concrete stain
● Concrete sealers
● Interlocking floor tiles
● Rollout floor mats
Not sure which floor finish is best for your needs or for the way you plan to use your garage? Feel free to inquire about the benefits and drawbacks of each flooring type with your garage builders. A functional, lasting floor is an integral part of your custom garage design, so be sure to discuss your options during the garage planning process.
Do you own a large collection of tools? Do you store household items in your garage? For organization’s sake, adding custom cabinetry and storage space to your garage can be highly useful. Whether you’re looking for a dedicated space for your outdoor tools, a place to keep boxes of seasonal decorations, our garage builders can help you design a layout and storage options to meet your needs.
Energy-Conserving Windows & Doors
If you have an attached garage, the temperature within the garage affects the temperature of the interior of your home. Unfortunately, if your garage is poorly insulated, the constantly fluctuating temperature can drive up your annual heating and cooling costs considerably.
For superior temperature maintenance, consider installing energy-efficient windows and doors. At Sussel Garages, we offer a wide selection of well-insulated garage doors and energy-efficient windows designed to help your garage maintain a comfortable temperature year-round.
Radiant In-Floor Heat
In the Twin Cities, snowy, wet garage floors are a common irritation among homeowners, but not when you have radiant in-floor heat! Even when snow isn’t an issue, weekend mechanics often find that crouching and crawling along a cold concrete floor can get highly uncomfortable quite quickly.
Radiant in-floor heat not only makes your garage space a more comfortable working environment, but it also allows you to maintain a lower heat setting in your garage. For superior energy efficiency, speak with your garage builders about including additional insulation in the walls and ceiling of your garage. Opting for a well-insulated garage door can help your garage retain more heat, too.
Remote Garage Door Opener
When it comes to garage door openers, you have a wide variety of options. Smart openers, however, have recently enjoyed a surge in popularity, primarily for their ability to operate a garage door from any remote location.
With a smart, remote opener, you have total control over the safety and security of your garage from any location of your choosing. You can:
● Close or open the garage door with just a touch of your smartphone screen.
● Receive security alerts to your phone when the garage door opens or closes.
● Connect to other smart home devices for extensive automation control in a single platform.
● Much more!
If a smart garage door opener isn’t a suitable option for your needs, perhaps a keypad opener or a remote, in-vehicle opener may be a better solution. Regardless, most homeowners prefer an electronic garage door opener rather than a manually operated opener for pure convenience. If you have any questions about the most suitable garage door opener for your needs, your garage builders can steer you in the right direction.
Custom Electrical Service
A fully-built garage wiring plan can take your garage from bare-bones to fully functional. Whether you’re a weekend vehicle mechanic or a busy hobbyist, electricity within your garage is essential. You can install an energy-efficient lighting system, set up WiFi in your garage, include a stereo system – the possibilities are virtually endless. By adding electricity to your garage, you create a practical, operational space, which ultimately helps increase the value of your home.
Looking for Custom Twin Cities Garage Design? Contact Sussel Garages Today
If you’re in the market for a new, custom garage, our team at Sussel Garages is here to serve you. For over 100 years, we’ve been serving homeowners throughout the Twin Cities metro with industry-leading construction and customer service, and our satisfaction rate is unmatched. When you need a garage builder you can trust, be sure to make our team your first call.
To learn more about our services or to schedule your free estimate, feel free to give us a call at 651-645-0331 (St. Paul) or 612-379-0949 (Minneapolis). You can also get in touch with us on our contact page, and we'll have a Sussel representative get back to you promptly.