When many people think about their home and its value, updates to kitchens, bathrooms, roofs, flooring, furnaces and central air conditioning units usually come to mind first. We think there are plenty of reasons why the garage ought to be part of that list too.
Think about how you are using your garage right now–as a storage space for your car and bicycle? As the home of your gardening supplies and exterior holiday decor? Of course, these are great uses for your garage. But if you want to get creative, there are additional ways to maximize your garage’s potential to add value to your home!
Clean it up
It can be all too easy to let a garage fill with clutter, so before you let your imagination run wild, decide whether it’s time for a clean up. Part with any items that you never use. If your garage is the primary entrance to your home, it is all the more important to show off how spacious, clean, and usable it is to a potential buyer. Even if you don’t plan to sell your home or renovate your garage in any major way, keeping it clean will allow you to enjoy it more.
Add storage solutions
Adding shelves or cupboards to the interior of your garage can do wonders for its appearance. This does not need to be a major construction project either. Simple portable cabinetry or shelving units will work just fine, help you maximize your space, and help keep your garage clutter-free.
Fresh uses for garage space
If the interior of your garage is unfinished, it can be a great place to store tools, athletic equipment and mechanical supplies of all kinds. Efficiently storing these items may leave enough room for a table or work space, turning your garage into a workshop.
If that doesn’t suit you, consider turning your garage into a space suitable for picnics or small outdoor parties. Many types of screens can be added to your garage without interfering with the function of your automatic garage door. Set up your picnic table for an outdoor space that won’t allow the bugs, bats or birds to ruin your fun.
If you are lucky enough to already have a finished garage, or if you’re thinking of hiring a contractor to upgrade the floor, walls, windows, and ceiling, then your options are really numerous. As long as you don’t mind parking your car outdoors, a finished garage can become a stunning home office, hobby space, or recreational space.
Of course, your municipality or community may have regulations that need to be followed when it comes to construction projects and garage uses. You’ll want to find out about those before you begin your renovation.
Why a great garage door is essential
No matter what you do with your garage, an up-to-date, properly functioning garage door is an absolute must. That’s where All Pro Door Repair comes in. If garage door installation or repair is necessary for your garage upgrade, give us a call today to discuss your options!
Remember that a high quality garage door will help keep the garage and its contents in great condition – secured and protected from the elements. On top of that, it will add beauty and curb appeal, and it can go a long way toward making the garage a welcoming, more usable space if it functions safely, properly and quietly.
Whether you’re thinking about selling your home or looking to use space more creatively and efficiently, don’t overlook your garage’s potential!