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Tips for Designing the Car Enthusiast's Dream Garage

If you’re the type who enjoys collecting luxury automobiles, then chances are you spend a fair amount of time in the garage. Of course, extraordinary cars shouldn’t be kept in ordinary garages. A high-end space to park your fleet will help keep it in pristine condition and ensure you have everything you need when it’s time to do some work under the hood. Here are a few features that every car enthusiast will appreciate in their home garage. 

Cooling and Heating
Anyone who spends long hours in their garage knows that a heating and cooling system is essential. In addition to keeping you comfortable when doing work, you’ll also never have to wait for the car to heat up or cool down before heading out. Plus, freezing temperatures can damage your car battery. Radiant heat is another popular upgrade for luxury garages and it works great under porcelain floors, which are an ideal surface.

Wash and Wax Area
If you’re the type who regularly hand washes and waxes your cars, then you’ll want to have a designated station for doing so in your garage. A water source and proper drain system are essential for this and will allow you to keep your prized collection looking brand new without having to clean them in the driveway when it’s too hot or cold outside. 

Hydraulic Lift
Of course, if you’re going to be doing work on your vehicle’s undercarriage, then you may want to consider installing a professional-grade hydraulic lift. Sure, it will set you back a bit, but if cars are your passion then it’s absolutely worth it. After all, fitness fanatics have exercise rooms and cooks have gourmet kitchens, so what’s the difference?

Kitchenette & Bathroom
It’s no secret that garage work can get messy and you probably don’t want to run back into the house to use the bathroom or grab a snack. That’s why a bathroom and kitchenette are perfect additions to any garage that you plan to use for more than simply parking your cars. Lastly, you’ll also want to have ample cabinets and storage space for keeping your tools organized and easy to locate.