Garage Trends that Increase Your Home’s Value
As a homeowner, do you ever wonder if you’re actually increasing the value of your home by completing certain projects or if they are just nice upgrades? Fortunately, in this day and age, remodeling trends and their ability to impact the home’s resale value are thoroughly tracked via housing market data.
Undertaking smart projects can give you more bang for your buck once it’s time to sell. And the good news is that these garage trends aren’t necessarily expert-level tasks and can be done with relative ease.
New Garage Door
Curb appeal goes a long way. Not only does having a little curb appeal make your home look nicer, it can do wonders for your home’s value. What’s one thing you can do to boost your curb appeal? Your garage door—the face of your home’s exterior.
A new door is more than an exterior makeover. This upgrade is a reassurance for potential homebuyers; it’s one less investment, one less project that they have to do upon moving in. Garage doors aren’t terribly expensive in terms of a home face-lift, either. Of course, costs depend on where you live and how fancy you want your new door to be.
If you’re looking to add appeal to your home, add storage to your garage. It’s an easy, cost-effective, and practical method that increases your garage’s—and home’s—value. While you might consider taking cabinets and garage storage units with you when you move, leaving them behind could make an appealing offer for potential buyers. What else is a garage for but extra storage?
Here are a few ways to maximize storage in your garage that can in turn, increase the value of your home:
- Garage storage cabinets: these cabinets not only look aesthetically pleasing but are incredibly handy. Store your tools, gadgets, and odds and ends neatly, and should you decide to sell, know that these cabinets are an attractive selling point for buyers.
- Garage racks: utilize vertical space with garage storage racks. Racks, like storage cabinets, are an excellent way to make good use of space while giving your garage a makeover.
- Hooks and hanging: if your garage is on the smaller side, increase its value by taking advantage of every inch of space. Already-installed hooks on the ceiling and walls are a bonus point when you go to sell.
A Brand New Floor
Installing a brand new garage floor sounds expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. Give your home and its garage a major boost in resale value by applying a fresh coat of epoxy on your garage floor.
Concrete, while tough, is brittle in the face of extreme temperatures and therefore is subject to cracking. If that sounds like your current garage floor situation, then know that an epoxy coating can transform the look and feel of your garage. An epoxy coating lasts for years, so even if you’re not thinking of moving on soon, you’ll get to enjoy its durability and crack-resistance. When you eventually put your home on the market, buyers will see it’s high value.
A Trendy Workspace
The one thing that won’t go out of style is an ample workspace for your garage. Homeowners these days use their garages for much more than simply storing their cars—it’s an extra place for projects and even hangouts. Use your garage as an opportunity to make more usable space and try your hand at permanent cabinet and table-top fixtures. Add elements like lighting, a trendy paint scheme, and plenty of outlets to really heighten the garage’s appeal.
Insulate Your Garage
Sure, insulation isn’t exactly trendy, but it is nice to comfortably use a garage year-round no matter the season is. The modern home buyer is likely searching for a garage equipped with the same functionality as their main house. Today’s market favors garages that are usable throughout the seasons, in the harsh winters as well as the hot summers, and insulation can make that possible. Installing insulation is an easy job that you can even do yourself—plus, it’s not terribly expensive.
Your Garage Matters
For homeowners, garages are an easy part of the house to overlook. When it comes time to put your home on the market, you’ll soon realize that potential buyers are looking for these crucial aspects:
-Renovations that add to physical square footage or upgrades that make the home feel bigger and more spacious
-Completed projects that make the home look good from the exterior and increase curb appeal
-Upgrades that add style
Whatever project you decide to do for your garage, following these guidelines will help boost your home’s overall value. The work, when it’s time to sell, will certainly pay off.
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