Home Garage Parking Can keep You Safer
The convenience that comes with using your home’s garage parking also factors into another one of its benefits – it can keep you safer.
A locked garage that you enter from the interior door of your home provides a safer environment than your driveway when it comes to accessing your vehicle.
And when you arrive home and pull into your garage, anyone looking to do you harm will be more reluctant to take that riskier step of entering your home to do so. They might have fewer reservations if you’re parking in the driveway.
Some garage door openers (like LiftMaster models with MyQ Technology) also let you keep tabs on whether your garage door has been opened while you’re away, for extra peace of mind. Other home security features let you turn on interior and exterior lights shortly before arriving home for added safety.
Parking in the garage preserves your curb appeal
Homeowners invest lots of time and money into improving curb appeal by upgrading their home and property’s appearance.
Parking vehicles in your driveway can detract from your home’s curb appeal. In fact, some might even view it as a form of clutter.
Certainly, an empty driveway compared to a driveway with one or more vehicles parked in it projects a cleaner, less cluttered look for a house.
After all, there’s a reason the vast majority of real estate listing photos don’t include parked vehicles in the property’s driveway.
Your vehicles are only driven 5% of the time
Most vehicle owners would probably be surprised at how little their vehicles are actually being used.
According to transportation experts, vehicles are typically only being driven 5% of the time. That means vehicles are sitting parked 95% of the time!
For almost any item you own that’s used such a relatively small amount, it would make sense to keep it stored out of sight. A vehicle shouldn’t be any different.
If parking indoors seems like a farfetched reality due to your garage clutter, there are solutions available. Garage Living’s storage racking, slatwall, and cabinetry will help you make room for garage parking in your home once again.
Schedule your free design consultation with us to start taking advantage of the benefits that come with garage parking for your vehicles.