You have probably heard of the service Airbnb, which connects owners of living quarters with those seeking a place to reside for a period of time. This idea is being applied to unused garage space by a company called GaragePointer. It’s true what they say in their article, that many times a person does not undertake a new project or purchase simply because they do not have the space for it. You probably have a friend or two who does not utilize all of their garage space and would be a perfect candidate for this service. While the main target is collector cars at this point, it is not restricted to that.
Getting Your Garage in Shape
If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, you need to make sure your space is up to potential client’s standards. Start with deciding how much space you can provide and see if there are ways you can safely expand that area. Remove any objects that could pose a danger to a classic car, i.e. items hanging on the wall such as shovels, rakes, and other landscaping equipment. Now imagine you had your dream car in this space, is it one that you would be comfortable with? Is the floor in proper shape? Is it entirely sealed off from the elements? Another important aspect to consider is how humid the area is, investing in a dehumidifier would be an attractive selling point for clients, as it would decrease the chance of rust or mold.
Cost Effective Way to Improve Your Garage
If you’ve been thinking about remodeling your garage space for a while, this would be a great way to offset the costs. While you’d obviously want to include the features you’ve desired, it is good idea to see what the trends are, specifically what collector car owners are incorporating into their garages. Picking the right door can attract certain clients though it likely won’t be the deciding factor. Imagine an owner of a Ferrari sees your space listed and notices that your garage doors look like barn doors or stable doors if you will. Suddenly, it plays right in to their love of the prancing horse logo on their vehicle and every time they arrive to get their vehicle, it’s like they are actually letting a horse out of the stable to go for a ride.
There’s a lot that can be done to a garage to attract clients, so think about themes that exist in your area; what is popular in local culture. Or, on the other hand, what isn’t popular in your area can provide the client with a different experience and allow you to stand out from the rest. Here’s your chance to put your garage to work for you!