If you want to add to your home’s curb appeal, you should consider upgrading the look of your garage. Not only can this improves the look of your home, but it can also add a lot of value. Of course, when it comes to resale, adding value to your home through simple upgrades can really pay off.
What if you need to have a dedicated home office, but you don’t have enough room? You might have more space than you think. Consider converting your garage into a home office. It’s a relatively easy solution that gives you the room you will need.
It is easy to simply stop seeing main elements of your home. Consider the garage door. You open and close it daily, parking in front of it, yet no longer really seeing it. It is why you may not even notice peeling paint or an outdated and unattractive look to it. Maybe you have noticed and wondered how to give it a boost in character. You can always paint it decoratively, or you can replace it with some of the suggestions we make below.
There are many ways that a garage may contribute to a home besides acting as a place to store vehicles. The space can be used as a playroom for the kids, a home gym, or for that workshop you have always dreamed about. It can even be used as an office for your home-based business. Although the garage may start out as extra space, circumstances can lead to the need for more room. Although the number of family members and the things they own can grow, the dimensions of a garage stay the same. At some point, the limitations of your existing garage may become too significant to ignore.
Maintaining or increasing the value of your home is important. Homeowners have many ways of ensuring this. One of the best ways of doing this is making sure that you install garage doors built to last, that are of high quality and that fit with your home’s style. Garage doors increase your curb value, and as noted by “Remodeling” Magazine in a recent cost-value analysis, garage door replacement jobs in 2014 were able to recover on average 83.7% of the cost of the project when the home was eventually resold.
With land at a premium in our cities, houses are often built closer together. Duplexes, townhomes and semi-detached homes are becoming more and more popular. These homes are often built with only an attached, single-car garage or no garage at all. In these coveted real estate areas, lot sizes are also getting smaller. For many families, space for storage is a big concern.
What is it that attracts people to your home before they ever step inside? If you answered the curb appeal, then you are on the right track. People judge your home by looking at the outside first, naturally. It is the first thing that they ever see, and the overall exterior of the home is generally a good indicator of what the inside will be. From the landscaping to the color of your front door, all of the little details really do matter. In fact, one quite important detail happens to be one that many people tend to forget. We’re talking about the color of your garage door. When you have the right color, it can bring the other elements of your exterior together and give your home the “whole package” appearance.