Garages are quite an important part of every house. There simply has to be a place where you will keep your car and store all of that stuff your do not really use too much. But what are you supposed to do when there is no garage at your home? Building one may seem as a good option but it is a really complicated process that can take up much time and money. You can instead choose to go with some alternatives which will be much easier to build. Here are some of them you might want to consider.
Build a shed in your backyard
One of the best things you can do is build a small shed in your backyard. Simple construction and inexpensive material make building a shed a great choice. A shed can store a lot of things and it does not take up a lot of space so you will still have a place to park your car. You can do all the work by yourself and spend much less money than you would if you had opted for building a whole garage. A simple wooden construction with a single window is just perfect for this purpose. A shed can be built with a minimal set of construction technique skills and in no more than 3 days.
Set up a carport
Even though it will not give much space to store stuff, a carport is a great choice when it comes to protecting your car from rain and snow. A carport can be built out of metal or wood, depending on the climate of the place you are living at. Do not be afraid to play with the material and customize the carport anyway you want. Do not forget to prep the ground before you actually start constructing. Level the ground if you have to and if you want you can concrete parking lot beneath the carport. You can also install a couple of shelves within the construction where you can keep some of you car maintenance equipment or anything else you would keep in the garage.
Put up shade sails
Putting up shade sails can also be a proper alternative for a garage. It is quite easy to install and can be really effective. Before you start putting it up think about the movement of the sun and find the right angle for the shade sail. You will want it to provide maximum protection for whatever you are keeping beneath it. You can park your car or store some of your stuff beneath it. If there is some space left, you can buy some outdoor furniture and make yourself a place for relaxation. Look up for shade sails online and find just the one you need. Make sure you choose a waterproof material for maximum protection.
No matter which option you choose make sure you think everything through before you actually get to work. Grab your tools and build a new place for your car and all that stuff you just do not know where to keep.
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