When it comes to the rooms in your house, the garage may be low on the list when it comes to home improvements. Traditionally used for vehicle or item storage, it is not a room typically fussed over when it comes to selling a home. Even if listing your house is something you plan to do in the distant future, you should consider investing time, a little money and some sweat equity in this room. Here are a few ideas.
Storage and Organization
A garage is a great place for storing items that are used outdoors or items that don’t fit anywhere else in your home. Creative storage solutions not only give you a place to store things but also a way to organize them so that they’re easily retrievable. You can purchase a set of inexpensive cabinets to store tools and equipment for repair. If you have space, overhead storage systems allow you to keep things out of the way of your vehicles.
A new door offers multiple benefits. From the outside, it visibly improves the curb appeal of your home, which can be an inexpensive way to add value to your home. Your house looks better from the street, making it more appealing to visitors and potential buyers. From the inside, a new Austin garage door installation helps to eliminate gaps, keeping out debris, leaves and potential pests. You may even see a reduction in your heating bills due to the improved insulation from a new door. An experienced professional company such as Austin’s Greater Garage Doors can help you explore your options.
Adding door guards to the walls of your garage is a good idea if you park your cars close to the walls. The door guards protect both your car doors and the walls from damage should you open your door too quickly. If you keep multiple cars, space comes at a premium especially. These guards are affordable and can be installed easily as a quick DIY project.
Consider adding an inexpensive refrigerator. You can store drinks and other refreshments. Having extra fridge space in the garage is convenient for someone who’s always preparing dishes to take to potlucks, community events or other people’s homes. It is also a great place to store extra bulk groceries that are popular in your household.
Garages are usually a low priority when it comes to home improvements. These relatively easy and inexpensive improvements provide benefits to you as an owner and to potential buyers. They may add some value to your home, but they won’t break the bank.