7 Tips for Enhancing Your Garage and Home Value
Increasing the value of your home may be weighing heavily on your mind – especially if you haven’t done any major renovation or updates in the past few years. With the housing market just beginning to perk up after a few years of lackluster sales figures, it makes sense that you might want to make affordable changes to your home that can net real benefits by improving the overall value of your home. These seven changes will not only improve the value of your home to others, but also make it more valuable to you as well.
1) Consider a Garage Door Replacement
A new garage door can literally transform the look and feel of your home. It’s an inexpensive change that adds a great deal of curb appeal.
2) Install a Garage Exhaust Fan
Installing a garage exhaust fan will not only make your garage a more comfortable place to work on various household projects, but it will also help to keep your home more comfortable for less while improving the air quality in your garage as well. As one added benefit, installing a garage exhaust fan will help to reduce the amount of humidity and moisture in your garage – reducing concerns over mold, mildew, and rust.
3) Update Garage Flooring
Whether you use a decorative stain to enhance the look of your garage or install some other type of flooring in your garage it can greatly improve the look of your garage and your enjoyment of time spent working in your garage.
4) Add Storage
There are tons of options for storage you can add to your garage. Many people find the idea of ceiling storage (storing items above the garage door) appealing, while others are more interested in installing cabinets and shelves in the garage for storage and organizational purposes.
5) Insulate Your Garage
Few changes will have such a profound impact on the year-round comfort of your garage as insulating your garage will have. This one change can help protect any plumbing in the garage, can help serve as a buffer between your home and the air outside of your home, and can make working in your garage more comfortable through all seasons.
6) Add a Loft
Not only can this be a fun space to work, but it can also be a great escape for the family to serve as a game room, a child’s home away from home during college, a man cave, and for countless other purposes.
One thing there can never be too much of in a garage is lighting. Installing bright overhead lights is one thing, but also considering task lighting in various areas of the garage can make the workspace far more usable for various tasks.
Enhancing the value of your garage will not only make it a more useful place for you and your family, but will also improve the overall value of your home if you ever decide to sell.