As you're compiling your wish list of features and amenities in your new apartment, do you automatically dismiss a garage as an unnecessary expense? Garages offer a number of convenient benefits, some of which have nothing to do with a car.
Here are the top reasons why you should select an apartment with a garage at one of our Springs Denver-area luxury apartment communities.
1. Protection from Mother Nature
One thing predictable about the weather in Denver is its unpredictability. Last year we had a jaw-dropping 62-degree swing in a day and a half, while day-to-day changes of 20 to 30 degrees are nothing new. When your car is stored in a garage, neither rain nor snow nor sleet nor hail will harm it.
By the way, those UV rays from the sun that are so damaging to your own skin? They can have an equally negative effect on your car's finish.
2. Protection from Other Drivers
It's amazing the amount of damage a car can sustain when it's not even moving. Dings and dents pile up from careless drivers, shopping carts, kids on bikes and other forces outside your control. Parking your car in a garage keeps it safe from many of these dangers.
You fight for parking at the mall, the movie theater and the grocery store. Wouldn’t it be nice to know that when you get home, your personal space will always be there, even if your neighbor is throwing a huge party? With a garage, you always have guaranteed parking.
Unfortunately, no area is immune to theft and vandalism. A garage makes your car more inaccessible to would-be criminals. Attached garages provide safety for you as well, allowing you to pass between your home and your garage without even going outside.
5. Additional Storage
"I really have too much storage space," said no one ever. Garages are a great place to store bikes and skis that you use often, and tools, seasonal decorations and other items that are used infrequently.
6. Bonus Room
Looking for a personal workout area, art studio or man cave? A garage can serve as any of these on either a temporary or permanent basis.
Recent data indicates that the average cost of a new car in the United States is $35,000. For many renters, it's the single most expensive purchase they'll ever make. Isn't it worth protecting?