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Lofted Storage or Attic in Your Garage?

One of the many things that a home garage is used for is storage. Old clothes, books, and those Christmas decorations that are simply too bulky to keep in the house are just a few of the things that homeowners store away. However, after a while, the space will tend to get a little too crowded. Adding a lofted storage space or attic can be very beneficial as they help remove some of the bulkier items from the floor, thus providing you with more space. So, which one should you choose? Read on to learn a few of the pros and cons of each storage option.

Lofted Storage Garage Space

When people hear the word loft, they will often conjure up images of an apartment, and that is because of the open concept of the floorplan. However, lofts can also be implemented into an attic. Much like that of an apartment’s floorplan, the lofted storage space for your garage will have an open concept to it. This can be extremely helpful for those wanting to store away items that they are going to use regularly. Items such as garden hoses, rakes, soil, and even office supplies are just a few of the items that homeowners would want to have in an easy to access area such as a loft. Perhaps the only disadvantage of this type of storage option is the limited space that you will have.

Attic Garage Storage Space

Let’s move onto the option that will provide you with much more space, an overhead attic. If you have a large garage floorplan and high ceilings, you may be able to install an entire attic above the garage. This will allow you to place additional items that you may not need on a regular basis and thus provide you with much more room on the ground floor. However, adding a whole new floor to the top of your existing garage is complex and can get expensive. Not only will you have to be mindful of your existing garage components, but you may even have to insulate the attic. It should be noted that if you need any repairs done on your components, then this is the time to do so. Bringing in a spring repair Torrance service company is highly recommended to ensure that no other issues arise once your construction has begun.