House with Garage
House with Garage

We are beginning to believe Kenyans have a secret vendetta against garages. Driving around Kenyan neighbourhood, seeing a garage is a rare sight. Moreover, even in posh neighbourhoods, you won’t catch a glimpse of one probably only one house.

Compared to abroad, where having a garage is the IT factor, one is left to wonder why having one seems to be a taboo. Probably, one reason is most people don’t have it since they don’t understand its importance.

Here, we are going to look at some of the reasons why you need a garage on your property. Keep reading to find out more.


The most important reason to invest in a garage for your home is that it can help to keep your car more secure.

When you are leaving your car out on the street during the night, you have no guarantee that your car is safe from theft. If you want to keep your car more secure, you should invest in a garage for your property.

A garage offers Extra storage space

It will actually give you more space. Besides, its main purpose is for your car. You can store things that you don’t have much space for in your home. This will help you to declutter your home and keep things out of the way

A garage is additional room

It can be made into a utility room or additional living room or a guest room. You won’t have to worry about where guests can stay in when your house is already full. Furthermore, this will add more value to your home.

Adds more value to your home

Did you know that adding a garage to your home like can actually help to add value?

It can be hard to get a better price for your home when it comes time to sell it.Potential buyers will see the extra space and be more likely to put in a higher offer.

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You can also build the garage yourself saving up on labor costs and you will get back the money after the sell.

A bargain for your insurance

Another reason you should think about building one on your property is that it can actually have an impact on your insurance.

If you can prove that you have been storing your car somewhere that is safe and secure. Your insurance company might be more willing to drop the price. Of course, this depends on the insurer, but it is something to think about.

If you have not built your home consider adding a garage and if you have a home already, building a garage is easy. Nonetheless, if you are looking for a house with a garage, talk to us at kenya homes.

See also: Home Insurance: Why You Need It