Problems of space in a garage are certainly not a new topic in any way whatsoever. The fact that garages are always low on space is the norm, but actually, it might be more correct to say that this is mostly because homeowners tend to not make use of the garage space in an adept way. The truth is, there are many storage spaces left unutilized, and which can make up for great storage space – one such space is the one you find above the bonnet of your vehicle. Have you ever thought about using the space where you park your car to store things? Probably not. However, if you were to look closely, you will find that the space above the bonnet makes for great storage space, and hence, the invention of the over bonnet storage.
Remember however, that when fitting an over bonnet storage, also known as an over car storage, there are certain things to keep in mind. Some of them are listed and described briefly below:
• The size of your vehicle – what kind of vehicle are you parking in your garage? Depending on the type of vehicle, the height from the floor at which the over bonnet storage must be fixed changes greatly. Simply put, you will need a bigger space if you have a truck, whereas you can have a larger storage if you only have a car. It is also ideal to keep in mind about future plans – that is, whether you have any plans to buy other vehicles in the future. Whilst not extremely expensive, over bonnet storages are not free either, and it helps to fix a storage capable of accommodating any future vehicles you might be planning to buy too.
• Garage shelving, cabinets, or compartments? – Over car bonnets come in many different types, just like any other wall storage. They can be simple shelves, cabinets or even compartments. If you’re planning to store items and objects on the costly side (or those that you don’t want others to have access to), then cabinets with locking facilities will be ideal, whereas in other cases, you might be satisfied with the cheaper shelf or compartment options.
• The sturdiness of the storage and the maximum weight that can be stored – since you’ll be storing objects above the bonnet of your vehicle, the last thing you would like to happen is to see the storage fall onto your bonnet and get a bill of heavy repair fees. Therefore, ensuring that the storage is built from sturdy material and is fitted to the wall in a way that it won’t give way is a definite must. Furthermore, you also have to be careful of the maximum weight you can store in it – otherwise, no matter how sturdy your storage is, it will no doubt come down crashing.