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Rethinking the Garage

garage RISmedia updated June 2, 2024

Unlocking the Potential of Your Garage: A New Perspective

Recent insights from a survey conducted by Stanley Black & Decker reveal a surprising trend among homeowners: the garage is emerging as a versatile and productive space in the home. Here's a glimpse into how homeowners across the U.S. are reimagining their garages and making the most of this often-underutilized area:

  1. Productivity Hub: A staggering 76% of homeowners believe that their garage has the potential to become the most productive room in their house. From nurturing side hustles to serving as a gym space for workouts, the garage is evolving into a multifunctional zone where creative ambitions and practical projects collide.

  2. Decluttering Agenda: Recognizing the significance of their garage in daily life, 78% of homeowners are committed to decluttering and organizing this space in the coming year. This proactive approach underscores the growing importance of the garage in homeowners' lifestyles.

  3. Investment in Organization: Half of homeowners (50%) are gearing up to invest in garage organization solutions, with a keen interest in storage bins, wall-mounted systems, and portable storage options. These investments reflect a desire to maximize space and enhance functionality within the garage.

  4. Beyond Vehicle Storage: While vehicle storage remains the primary use for garages (76%), many homeowners are expanding the scope of their garage activities. From home improvement projects to gardening and automotive endeavors, the garage is becoming a versatile workspace for various hobbies and interests.

  5. Integration of Smart Technologies: An overwhelming 86% of homeowners express interest in integrating smart technologies into their garage, such as Wi-Fi compatible garage door openers and wireless keypads. This tech-savvy approach aims to streamline accessibility and enhance security within the garage.

  6. Creative Expressions: Surprisingly, nearly one in nine millennial homeowners have used their garage for band practices or starting a band. Music enthusiasts dominate the garage scene, with rock music reigning supreme as the preferred genre, closely followed by pop, country, and hip hop/rap.

As homeowners reimagine the role of their garages, it's clear that this once-overlooked space is undergoing a transformation into a dynamic hub of productivity, creativity, and self-expression. With thoughtful organization and innovative upgrades, the garage is poised to become an integral part of the modern home.

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