Luxury Garages: Feeling Luxury the Moment You Arrive Home

Luxury 3 car garage with blue MaseratiOwning a luxury home means surrounding yourself with the finer things in life.

The latest sophisticated home tech, a wine cellar, home theatre, an opulent kitchen, and a grand entryway are just a few must-have features affluent many homeowners desire.

A lavish home isn’t fully living up to its high design and amenities standards if its garage space is lacking, however.

Luxury garages: the natural next home renovation step

The New York Times recently called garage makeovers “the next frontier in remodelling”. And years ago, Garage Living recognized the increasing need for serving a high-end clientele who wanted showroom-worthy garage spaces.

Luxury garages are the natural next renovation step to take for owners of expensive homes who want to fully complete their property’s upscale appearance.

After all, what better way is there to complement the refined, polished attributes of their luxurious home and premium vehicles than with a swanky garage space?

The Garage Living experience

Any unfinished garage represents an abundance of design potential. It takes a trusted garage professional like Garage Living, however, to truly realize that potential by applying their considerable expertise and inspired creativity towards a makeover project.

The integral components of the “Garage Living experience” that result in beautiful luxury garages includes:

  • a unique understanding of our upscale clientele’s discerning needs
  • elite products
  • a proven track record with thousands of completed makeovers
  • inventive garage designs
  • professional installation using state-of-the art equipment
  • superior customer service

High standards are paramount

From the initial in-home design consultation right through to the project installation by skilled professionals, high standards are always paramount at Garage Living.

No project’s detail is too small to be obsessed over. Regular communication with the client throughout the makeover process is considered vital. Simply put, creating luxury garages and striving for the highest standards possible go hand in hand.

Garage Living takes a lot of pride in the garages we transform, whether they’re makeover projects that are large or small. We believe that’s reflected in the impressive finished results of our garage makeovers and the thousands of customers who are glad that they worked with us.

Feel luxury the moment you arrive home

Garage Living has tapped into an increasingly growing viewpoint that garages should no longer be treated as an afterthought when it comes to home design.

The garage is every bit as deserving as bathrooms or kitchens when it comes to creating a home space with premium aesthetics, supreme comfort, and a high level of functionality.

Considering so many homeowners now use the garage as their home’s main entry and exit point, its role has never been more appreciated and valued.

Garage Living wants our clientele to truly feel luxury the moment they arrive home in their transformed garage.

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This underground luxury garage features GL Custom Steel cabinetry and a Floortex™ floor coating that beautifully complements the client’s Lamborghini Huracan Spyder.

High-end storage solutions for luxury garages

A key element in the design of luxury garages is using effective and visually appealing garage organization and storage solutions.

Custom-fit storage cabinetry like the GL Custom Steel and GL NEOS Elite systems give the space a stylish, high-end appearance, in keeping with the rest of a luxury home’s clean aesthetic.

Slatwall storage and specialty storage racks also help to preserve a luxury garage’s pristine visuals. These storage systems project a thoroughly modern look and make it easier for homeowners to keep their space clean and tidy.

Beautiful garage flooring

Beautiful luxury garages start from the floor up. That’s why Garage Living makes sure to only use Floortex™, the best garage floor coating on the market.

A premium Floortex™ polyaspartic floor coating instantly changes the look and feel of any garage. For a garage to truly be described as “luxury”, a first-rate flooring surface is an absolute essential.

Understanding our clients’ unique needs

Garage Living feels it sets itself apart from its competitors by having a unique understanding of the discerning needs of our upscale clientele. We’ve worked with famous musicians, actors, architects, and business executives.

The top-to-bottom garage customization projects we undertake can encompass a wide range of unique and challenging requirements from our clients.

A common request from our clientele is for us to create luxury garages that provide the ultimate complement for their luxury cars. Our garage designs can be tailored to complement any car’s color scheme and create stunning surroundings that make a high-end vehicle look that much more impressive.

The creative minds at Garage Living are up for any makeover challenge. Here are just a few of the other unique garage projects we’ve completed:

  • a high-end residential underground garage makeover
  • fitness-themed garages
  • a “his and her” garage that caters to a couple’s individual needs
  • a garage for a well-appointed cottage

Luxury garages befitting of dream homes

Garage Living takes great pride in creating luxury garages that are truly befitting of our clients’ dream homes.

Does the idea of completing your home’s immaculate look with a luxury garage sound enticing? If so, book a free in-home consultation with one of our design experts to find out what we can do to beautify your garage space.

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5 of the Worst Home Renovation Projects for Return on Investment

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They may be called “home improvement projects”, but not all renovation or remodel projects necessarily improve your home’s worth on a long-term basis.

Unfortunately, there are some home renovation projects that may help you to enjoy your home more for the foreseeable future, but can turn out to be a burden years from now when you decide to move.

In fact, some of the worst home renovation projects can actually decrease the value of your home.

Avoid 5 of the worst home renovation projects

The additions and upgrades you’ve chosen to help create your dream home can have wildly fluctuating returns on investment. Return on investment is an estimate of how effective and valuable your investment will be, based on the initial cost.

Some of the worst home renovation projects won’t reveal their financial shortcomings for years. What you might think is a smart home upgrade now could end up as a deal-breaker for a potential buyer later.

If you haven’t done your research on how your renovation will affect your home’s value, you may be in for a rude awakening when the time comes for you to put your house on the market.

These are five of the worst home renovation projects when it comes to adding value to your home and delivering a desirable return on investment.

1. Sunroom

For anyone with a green thumb and an itch to create more room in their home to accommodate their horticulture hobby, a sunroom is very enticing. The truth is, however, that a sunroom is considered one of the worst home renovation projects when it comes to return on investment.

Experts estimate that somewhere between 45-50% of your investment in a sunroom is recouped when your house eventually sells. That’s considered a poor return. Sunrooms can get quite expensive to build and maintain, especially if you opt for more of a greenhouse-style design that features floor-to-ceiling windows.

A recurring theme with many of the worst home renovation projects is the fact that some of the additions you make to your home won’t appeal to everybody. A potential buyer might love the rest of your home, but have no interest in a green room.

When deciding on a home renovation, just be sure you’re fully committed to what it will bring to your home because you’re potentially shrinking your pool of prospective homebuyers.

2. Swimming pool

Speaking of pools, putting a swimming pool in your yard is considered another of the worst home renovation projects you can do. A new pool can cost anywhere from $15,000-$60,000 to install.

If you live in a northern climate and won’t even be able to use the pool for a significant part of the year, the already-low return on investment from a pool (less than 25%) drops even further. And owning an above-ground pool is something that many experts agree actually decreases your home’s worth.

While a pool is a welcome addition to your home when the weather is hot, here’s a few more reasons they’re still considered such a bad investment:

  • pools are notoriously time-consuming and expensive to maintain
  • they leave less space in your yard for gardens and non-swimming recreational space
  • many prospective homebuyers have no interest in owning a pool
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A swimming pool delivers one of the worst returns on investment when it comes to home renovation projects.

3. Bathroom addition

Bathroom additions tend to provide a high level of satisfaction for homeowners who choose to undergo this renovation. With a relatively poor 50-60% return on investment, however, it’s worth thinking twice before moving forward with this project.

Adding a bathroom will require expensive plumbing and electrical work, in addition to the expense of whatever fixtures you purchase.

For a more cost-effective option that delivers a higher return on investment, a bathroom remodel is considered the wiser choice.

4. Converting the garage into a living space

A  recent survey of 12,000 Canadian homebuyers by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association found that a two-car garage was one of the top 10 assets they valued.

Another survey by American real estate investment firm Crescent Communities showed that 74% of the respondents believed having a garage was “extremely or very important”.

Because garages are so highly valued by most homebuyers for the parking and extra storage space they provide, converting your garage into a living space is considered a bad idea. That’s one reason a garage addition delivers a low return on investment of around 60%.

Conversely, buying new garage doors are commonly thought to be one of the best ways to add lasting value to your home. New garage doors that boost curb appeal deliver an outstanding return on investment in the 85-90% range.

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Numerous surveys show that most homebuyers highly value garages for their parking and storage space.

5. Home theatre

Building a home theatre is another of the worst home renovation projects you can do. This is a home improvement project that offers limited niche appeal to prospective homebuyers and an undesirable 25-35% return on investment.

A state-of-the-art home theatre can undeniably enhance your TV and movie watching experience significantly. Just be aware that not everybody is a cinephile. A dedicated viewing room will be viewed by many homebuyers as space that could be better utilized.

If you’re looking to create a high-end entertainment room, a less permanent solution might be wiser. A high quality custom entertainment unit for your family room or basement is one option.

Save yourself from future headaches

Avoiding any of the worst home renovation projects listed here will save you from future headaches when the time arrives for you to put your home up for sale.

If you’re looking to make a smart investment in your home, improving your garage is a great place to start. Garage Living has the right products and expertise that can help you get a lot more from your garage space.

Schedule your free in-home design consultation with us to get a detailed quote.

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7 Reliable Garage Wall Storage Tricks To Eliminate Garage Floor Clutter

Having too much garage clutter really hampers your ability to use your garage for what it was really meant for – parking and efficient additional home storage.

So is eliminating your garage floor clutter really as simple as making use of a few garage wall storage tricks? Absolutely.

When you take a smart approach to maintaining your garage with effective storage systems and sound organization strategies, clutter will cease to be a persistent problem.

Using even just a few of the following garage wall storage tricks will pay off immediately. Your garage space will be tidier, more functional, and safer.

1. Maximize your garage wall storage space

One of the key ways to keep your garage floor clutter-free is to utilize an area of your garage that’s mostly underutilized – its walls.

Some homeowners may use a few hooks for hanging yard tools and some DIY shelving on their garage’s walls. Look at most garages, however, and you’ll typically find a lot of wall space that could be used better.

When choosing a garage wall storage system to maximize your wall storage space, the two main options you’ll find are slatwall and pegboard. Both allow you to hang panels up to 4′ x 8′ on your garage walls.

As we discussed in a previous blog post, you’ll find a lot more limitations with pegboard compared to slatwall (including looks, versatility, and durability).

A high quality slatwall garage storage system is your best option. It’s designed to make the most efficient use of your wall storage space and also adds a more finished look to the interior of your garage.

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Slatwall storage maximizes your storage space and gives you the flexibility to create a home for any hangable item.

2. Make a home for everything

Your garage floor is filled with clutter because you haven’t taken the time to create proper storage spots for items like bikes, yard tools, sports equipment, and extension cords.

One of the major benefits of using a good garage wall storage system is that it allows you to create a home for anything in your garage that can be hung. This leaves everything highly visible, easy to find, and makes it significantly easier to keep your garage organized.

Once you get all the floor clutter stored on your garage walls, your garage floor space will open right up. It will be easier to park vehicles inside, where they should be stored.

Many things that are commonly found on garage floors also pose tripping hazards or have sharp edges. Hanging tools like rakes, pruners, hedge trimmers, and shovels on your garage walls is safer than keeping them on the floor. They’ll also be less likely to get damaged.

Your garden hose can also be kept off your garage floor and stored on a wall-mounted hose reel.

3. Use labels

Using a garage wall storage system automatically makes it easier to keep your garage organized. When making a home for all of the things you’ll be hanging on your garage walls, using labels can also be very helpful.

Some homeowners like to outline the items that are hung on their garage walls with paint or a black marker to remind them where they’re stored. Aside from the fact that this doesn’t look very good, it it also poses a problem if you decide to shuffle around where items are stored.

Labelling your hung items with a handheld label maker or labels printed from your computer or smartphone is much easier and certainly looks much nicer. Neatly printed labels that have a uniform look also help minimize visual clutter.

Labels encourage good organization maintenance by clearly spelling out (literally) where an item that was used should be returned to.

4. Look for storage flexibility

Your garage storage needs are guaranteed to change over time. Worn out and damaged tools will be discarded and replaced eventually with new tools of varying sizes.

You’ll also find that certain tools you may use frequently for a certain amount of time for a specific task may not be needed again for quite awhile.

That’s why choosing a garage wall storage system that provides flexibility when it comes to storing your belongings is so important. You want to be able to freely move items around and have your most regularly used tools as accessible as possible.

There’s no better garage wall storage system for this than a slatwall system. The horizontal slats on the wall panels allow for very easy movement of all your hung items and their hanging accessories.

5. Use the right hanging accessories

A big part of ensuring your garage wall storage system provides enough storage flexibility lies with the types of hanging accessories that are available for it.

It’d be a shame to buy a wall storage system for your garage and then find out that not enough of its hanging accessories fit your storage needs.

With Garage Living’s slatwall storage system, you’ll find more than 40 types of sturdy hanging accessories that have a wide variety of applications:

  • garment hooks, double hooks, utility hooks, loop hooks, single hooks, and industrial hooks
  • magnetic tool bars and tool racks
  • bike hooks, golf racks, fishing rod racks, and racks and hangers for other sports equipment
  • hanging baskets in sizes from deep to shallow
  • wire utility shelves
  • tilt-out storage bins and utility bins
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Look for a garage wall storage system with plenty of hanging accessories to fit your storage needs.

6. Look for stability with your garage wall storage

The stability of your garage wall storage system is another important factor to consider. Both the surface items are being hung on and the hanging accessories you’re using need to be sturdy, reliable, and able to hold heavier weights for reasons of safety.

A lot of garages with a pegboard storage system only use panels that are 1/8″ thick. That thickness is easy to find in any home improvement store and is also attractive because of its cheap price.

You’ll find, however, that using such a flimsy material for hanging items on isn’t an ideal long-term storage solution. Between the fluctuating temperatures in a garage environment and the wear and tear that comes with tools being handled, even thicker pegboard panels will degrade quicker than you’d like.

A more resilient material like our 5/8″ thick slatwall panels are more capable of handling the needs of a garage wall storage system. Their rigid cellular foam PVC construction will last much longer and can handle a load capacity of 40 lbs/sq in.

Pegboard hanging accessories usually only have two small hooks that fit into the pegboard’s holes. That doesn’t provide much of a stable anchor point.

Slatwall hanging accessories, on the other hand, are anchored over a larger surface of the panels to provide more stability. In fact, items weighing up to 50 lbs can be stored on a slatwall panel.

7. Use common sense with your garage wall storage system

Even as sturdy as some garage wall storage systems are, not everything in your garage is meant to be stored on the wall, nor capable of being stored there.

Common sense will dictate when to look at alternative garage storage ideas for items that aren’t suited to wall storage. Bulky items like holiday decorations and seasonal tools and patio furniture can be stored in overhead storage racks. If you have two sets of tires for your vehicles, free up garage floor space by using heavy-duty tire racks.

Industrial standalone shelving racks and garage cabinetry also provide additional storage options for items that are best stored somewhere other than your garage walls.

Use garage wall storage to reclaim your garage floor space

Reclaiming your valuable garage floor space is as simple as using the right wall storage system in your garage. Schedule your free in-home consultation with one of Garage Living’s design experts to begin the process of getting your garage organized.

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Top 7 Garage Trends for Homeowners to Watch in 2018

As the last week of January approaches, we thought it was a good time to take a look at the garage trends we think bear watching in 2018.

The economies in both the U.S. and Canada are strong right now. As a result, economists expect consumers in both countries to increase spending on home improvement projects in 2018.

Whereas it used to be an overlooked area of the home when it came to making improvements, more and more homeowners are discovering the importance of upgrading their garage space.

7 garage trends to get excited about

There are many opportunities available in the garage to make significant upgrades. There’s no need to settle for the status quo of drab garage spaces that lack character and enough storage space. Your garage has the potential to provide so much more than that.

From infusions of style to better functionality to the conveniences of modern technology, these are the exciting garage trends to keep an eye on in 2018.

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Smart garage technology allows you to operate and monitor your garage door from anywhere with a smartphone.

1. Smart garage technology

Statista reports that 32% of U.S. homes currently use some form of smart home technology. By 2022, that’s expected to rise to 53.1%. Media research experts Nielsen report that in Canada, 46% of consumers either own or intend to purchase a smart home tech product in the next two years.

Smart home technology such as smart thermostats, wireless security cameras, and smart speakers with an integrated virtual assistant are rising in popularity for the convenient features they provide.

Smart garage technology is also becoming more popular. Nowadays, you can operate and monitor your garage door from anywhere via a smartphone app linked to your garage door opener. This technology has actually been around for a few years already with LiftMaster’s MyQ Technology.

You’ll also see homeowners enjoying increased connectivity between their garage and the rest of their house. Here are some examples of the smart garage tech products available:

  • smoke detectors and fire alarms
  • radon and carbon monoxide detectors
  • moisture detectors
  • garage lighting

2. Charging stations

Electric and hybrid vehicles are becoming more affordable each year. Government rebates in many parts of the U.S. and Canada also help to offset some of the vehicle cost for buyers.

The batteries in these high-tech vehicles are also being improved to provide further driving ranges on a full battery charge. All of these factors are making these cars a more attractive option for consumers.

If you own an electric vehicle, a home charging station is a must-have addition to your garage. Relying solely on public charging stations just isn’t practical or convenient.

It stands to reason, then, that the growing popularity of eco-friendly cars in 2018 will translate into higher demand for installations of home charging stations.

Home charging stations come in two main types:

  • Level 1 chargers connected to a standard household outlet for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles
  • more powerful Level 2 chargers for battery electric vehicles

3. Modern garage doors

One of the most cost-effective ways to contemporize your home’s exterior look is to upgrade your garage doors.

Garage doors can account for up to a third of your home’s front exterior. The prominent role they play in your home’s exterior appearance means that faded garage doors with an outdated style won’t go unnoticed.

More and more homeowners are finding that one of the best ways to boost your curb appeal is with a modern garage door look. New garage doors also deliver one of the highest returns on investment of any home improvement project.

Full view aluminum garage doors combine an aluminum frame with glass panels to provide a bold, eye-catching aesthetic.

Durable steel garage doors can also be designed with classy, modern touches, such as having beautiful window designs incorporated into the doors in a number of configurations.

4. High quality garage flooring

No list of modern garage trends would be complete without addressing the foundation of your garage – the floor. A lot of homeowners take their garage floor for granted and wouldn’t consider it a major priority when it comes to making garage upgrades.

Homeowners who are plugged into the current garage trends know better, however. Giving your garage floor a complete makeover with a modern polyaspartic coating makes a huge difference in how your garage looks and functions.

Polyaspartic garage floor coatings like Floortex™ enjoy several advantages over epoxy floor coatings:

  • better application versatility (it can be applied even in cold weather)
  • higher impact and abrasion resistance
  • longer durability
  • higher resistance to road salt and most household chemicals and automotive fluids
  • faster application turnaround time
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Don’t underestimate the huge upgrade in looks and functionality that a high quality garage floor coating provides.

5. Better garage energy efficiency

Eco-conscious homeowners are continuously looking at ways to reduce their carbon footprint. One of the most impactful ways to do so is to improve your home’s energy efficiency.

If your garage’s energy efficiency has been an afterthought up until now for you, you’ll find lots of opportunities within the garage to make improvements.

Older garages either have little or no wall and ceiling insulation. Fully insulating your garage’s surroundings will have a major effect on your home’s energy efficiency and lower your monthly hydro bill.

And don’t forget about your garage door when it comes to insulation upgrades. You’ll find that today’s garage doors provide much better insulation than older garage doors did. You may also find yourself quite surprised at just many custom insulation options modern garage doors offer.

Additional upgrades to weatherstripping around your garage’s windows, main door, and access door to your heated living space will also contribute to better home energy efficiency.

6. Garage workshops

Because garages nowadays can be designed to look so much better, there’s an incentive to spend more time inside of them.

Garage workshops help you get even more functionality out of your garage space. If space allows, they’re the perfect spot for creating a workspace that allows you to indulge in your passion for woodworking, repairs, and general tinkering.

A private garage work area that lets you make more noise and more of a mess than in your basement is becoming increasingly common in homes. Garage cabinetry can even be designed with your workshop’s needs in mind.

If space is an issue, a functional garage workshop can even be set up by outfitting your garage with a foldaway workbench.

7. More garage storage space

Finding more garage storage space is one of the garage trends that really never goes out of style. It’s a valuable asset that all homeowners can never have enough of.

Clearing the clutter from your garage floor makes it easier to park vehicles inside. You’ll also minimize tripping hazards and be able to keep your garage more organized with less effort.

Two of the best garage storage ideas to help you achieve this are PVC slatwall panels for hanging items and overhead garage storage racks. They’re both designed to maximize your garage’s storage space, as well as its storage versatility.

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Finding more room for garage storage (such as with these slatwall panels) is a garage trend that really never goes out of style.

Get onboard with 2018’s hot garage trends

Which of these hot 2018 garage trends appeal most to you? Will you prioritize better looks, functionality, or convenience when making improvements to your garage this year? Perhaps all three of them rank highly for you in terms of importance.

Creative, forward-thinking garage makeover professionals like Garage Living can transform your space by helping you get onboard with some of the exciting garage trends of 2018. Schedule your free in-home design consultation to get started.

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Your Garage Awaits: 7 of the Best 2018 Cars Available

Evaluating what the best 2018 cars are can end up becoming a time-consuming project.

Every year, the added features, performance improvements, and design enhancements seem to get better and better. That makes choosing a new vehicle a real challenge with so much information to digest.

You might not even be in the market for buying a new car. Perhaps you’re just a car enthusiast who enjoys keeping up-to-date with the latest changes in the automotive world.

7 of the best 2018 cars you should be looking at

Any list of the best 2018 cars available will have a rather subjective viewpoint to it. Our list, which isn’t in any particular order, focusses on standout car models that have been highly rated by respected automotive journalists.

All models are now available for purchase, although you’ll have to wait awhile to get your hands on the Tesla Model 3. Canadian prices (CAD) are in parentheses.

1. Audi Q5

The first on our list of the best 2018 cars available is the Audi Q5. The best-selling vehicle in Audi’s roster gets a redesign for the first time. The changes focus on increased power (up to 252 hp from the previous 220 hp), more luxury, and better fuel efficiency for the crossover vehicle.

A higher performance SQ5 model is also available. The respected Kelley Blue Book vehicle valuation and automotive research company had especially high praise for the Q5, naming it 2018’s best luxury SUV.

In the same class as: BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC

Starting from: $41,500 ($43,800 CAD)

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2. Tesla Model S

Motor Trend magazine calls the revolutionary Model S “one of the quickest and greenest cars we’ve tested”. All-wheel-drive and increased power and range comprise some of the upgrades to Tesla’s latest Model S.

The base Model S features a 329 hp engine, while some higher-performance 100D models can go 0-60 mph in about 2.5 seconds with their dual electric engines that can reach up to 532 hp. All Tesla owners also get to access Tesla’s growing network of quick-charging stations at no cost.

In the same class as: Karma Revero, Honda Clarity, Chevrolet Bolt EV

Starting from: $72,700 ($75,000 CAD), may be eligible for federal tax credit depending on your location

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3. Mercedes-Benz E400

The new E400 lineup so impressed Car and Driver magazine that they included it on their 2018 10 Best Cars list. They rave about the E400 lineup’s “considerable charms, including performance ranging from mild to wild, exquisite cabins, tons of high-tech equipment, and artfully sculpted exteriors”.

The E400 lineup is available in sedan, coupe, convertible, and station wagon models. The E400s also include new advanced safety features and a powerful 329 hp engine.

In the same class as: BMW 5 Series, Jaguar XF, Audi A6

Starting from: $59,895 ($62,300 CAD)

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4. Audi A5

Redesigned after almost a decade on the market, the 2018 A5 features a new front, chassis, infotainment equipment, and high-performance drive technology. The sporty S5 also gets a design makeover.

A5 models feature a 252 hp 2.0 liter turbo I-4 engine, while S5 models have a 350 hp 3.0 liter twin-turbo V6 engine. Kelley Blue Book named the A5 their 2018 Luxury Car Best Buy winner.

In the same class as: Mercedes-Benz C-Class, BMW 4 Series, Lexus RC

Starting from: $43,775 ($46,350 CAD)

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5. Porsche 718 Boxster

For the second year in a row, Kelley Blue Book awards their Best Buy Award in the “Performance Car” category to Porsche’s convertible. Car and Driver magazine also chose it as one of their 10 best 2018 cars.

The 718 Boxster and its hardtop companion, the 718 Cayman, feature Porsche’s new turbocharged four-cylinder engines. Here are just a few of the accolades being used by automotive journalists to describe the vehicle:

  • “Driving a 718 Boxster feels like a once-in-a-lifetime experience, every time.” (Kelley Blue Book)
  • “Still as potent as a Porsche sports car should be.” (Motor Trend magazine)
  • “The 718 Boxster and Cayman are exemplary sports cars.” (Car and Driver magazine)

In the same class as: Audi TT RS, Alfa Romeo 4C, Chevrolet Camaro

Starting from: $58,500 ($65,100 CAD)

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6. Mercedes-Benz S-class

Car and Driver ranked the S-class #1 on their list of the best 2018 full-size luxury cars. The magazine describes it as “among the most effortless and pampering of luxury cars”.

Entry-level models feature a redesigned 362 hp engine and the S-class’ infotainment system also gets a makeover. Upgrades have also been made to the semi-autonomous driving functions of the S-class.

In the same class as: Porsche Panamera, Audi A8, BMW 7 Series

Starting from: $88,000 ($106,400 CAD)

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7. Tesla Model 3

One of 2018’s most anticipated new cars, the Model 3 is in such demand that orders placed for it now won’t even see delivery for 12 to 18 months.

The Model 3 is a less expensive alternative to Tesla’s bigger Model S and promises a 220 mile/352 km range on a single charge. That’s on the standard battery. Spring for the long range battery (an extra $9,000) and that range jumps to 310 miles/499 km per charge.

In the same class as: BMW i3, Chevrolet Bolt EV, Nissan Leaf

Starting from: $35,000 ($43,500 CAD), may be eligible for federal tax credit depending on your location

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Park the best 2018 cars in an organized, beautiful garage

After making such a big investment in your new vehicle, you should be even more conscious of keeping it stored in your garage. There are many reasons to store your car inside, not least of which is the fact it will be more secure inside your garage.

But a garage space that’s cluttered and lacks aesthetic appeal also doesn’t do much to complement your new ride’s sharp looks. A high-end car, particularly, just looks out of place when parked inside a messy, unattractive garage.

We can help to upgrade your garage’s looks and functionality so that your new car is parked within organized, stunning surroundings that are designed to accentuate the beautiful look of your new vehicle.

Start the process of having your garage space upgraded by booking a free in-home consultation with us today.

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