Consider these garage upgrades to improve the value of your property.
Most of us know that garages have a significant impact on the overall value of a property. If you don’t have a garage at all, it may not appeal to many homeowners looking to purchase in today’s market. If you’re looking for a way to improve the value and desirability of your property for when you eventually want to move it on, adding a garage is a great idea. If you already have a garage, take a look at these ways to improve it to increase the home value.
- Install an electric door
A garage with a heavy, wooden door that requires muscle to open manually isn’t ideal for every homebuyer. Replace this manual door with an electric door that opens and closes with a click of a button. Be sure to get the door in a color that complements the house.
- Use a smart storage strategy
Naturally, we store out-of-season belongings in the garage, but cluttering up the space with holiday decorations and plastic swimming pools can send the wrong message to homebuyers. It can signal that there isn’t enough space in the house. Instead, invest in smart storage, such as hanging bikes off the wall, storing decorations in plastic bins, and adding shelving units for tools.
- Add more electrical outlets
If you don’t already have outlets, have an electrician install two GFCI (waterproof) electrical outlets per garage wall – a total of six in one-car garage – just like you would in a house. It’s a small cost, but there is a big payoff when there are more opportunities for how to use the garage space.
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