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Thursday 27 January 2022

Tips For Improving The Security And Usability Of Your Home Garage

Keeping your home safe involves increasing the security of your external foundations, such as doors, windows, and garage.

A garage is a place that some people neglect, especially when it comes to security. However, the garage is often a place that homeowners use to store belongings that no longer have a space in the house. Therefore, it is important to protect those goods in the outside garage.

Moreover, the garage is a place that homeowners neglect when it comes to decor and design.

Hence, here is how to improve the security and usability of your garage.

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Usability tips

To make your garage become more usable for everyday use and living, here are some tips:

Redecorate. Many homeowners neglect the appearance of their garage. Hence, it becomes an unusable space. Redecorating with new flooring, using durable and long-lasting Fusion Coatings, will help the floor become much more aesthetically appealing and usable. Likewise, painting the walls and ceiling can give your garage the freshen up that it needs. 

Knockdown internal walls. If your garage has internal walls that are hindering its space and usability, then knock down the internal walls. This will open up the space so that you can use it for exercise, working, or more. 

Add heating. Garages can easily get and maintain cold. Hence, adding heating will make the space more usable year-round. You could transform the space into an office and hence, heating will ensure you don’t get too cold when working away. 

Security tips

Moving over to security tips, which is essential for the safety of your home, here is how to increase the security of your garage.

Add lights. Adding lights to your garage will not only improve the usability of your garage but will also increase its security. Automatic lights will ensure to deter intruders should they approach your garage in an attempt to break in.

Use CCTV. CCTV is essential if you are trying to monitor what goes on in and around your home. It will capture movement and be useful to make sure your garage space and home’s exterior is safe at all times.
Install locks. Locks are an essential feature for increasing security. Locks that require a special key, fob, or code are the best options. These will be much harder to break into. 

Smash-proof glass. If your garage has windows, then ensure that these are locked at all times along with the doors. Likewise, the windows of your garage are often how people break-in. Therefore, it will help to install smash-proof glass. This can prevent break-ins and heighten the security of your garage.
Use tinted glass. Making your garage easy to look into will make it a target. If an intruder can see everything that’s inside, then they will feel encouraged to break in. Therefore, use tinted glass to make it less appealing and much more private.

Using this guide, you will be able to transform your garage into a much safer and more usable environment.

K Elizabeth xoxox

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