The History of the Home Garage

In the last 90 years, the garage has changed the way we live. The converted carriage house has become an integral part of the home. Approximately 80% of homes today have a garage. In the US, 17% of new homes (single-family dwelling) have a 3-car garage or more!

People aren’t using their garages for just storing vehicles anymore. The garage has evolved and become a multi-purpose space for storage, entrepreneurs, man caves, garage bands and home gyms. According to an infographic from IFA Insurance company, more than 50% of homeowners want a garage that their neighbours envy.

Are you happy with your garage or do you have garage envy? Learn more about the history of the home garage below.

The History of the Garage Infographic


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