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Increase Your Home’s Value With These 6 Garage Upgrades

Posted on February 16th, 2022

If you’re planning to put your house on the market later this year, then you need to start cleaning and updating your home now. While there are plenty of ways to spruce up your home for the sale, we suggest you focus on your garage. Updating your garage can actually increase your home’s value by five percent or more.

That means if you have an attached two-car garage, it can add anywhere from $10,000 to $20,000 to your home’s total value.

One major factor that determines the value of your garage depends on its appearance, level of cleanliness and use. A clean, insulated and well-organized garage will be worth more than a garage that is rundown and disorganized.

If you’re looking to increase the value of your current garage, but not sure where to start, then you’re in luck. As Chicago’s experts in garage building, we’ve gathered six garage upgrade ideas for you to consider if you’d like to increase your property’s value.

  1. Insulate Your Garage – No one enjoys stepping into a cold car when temperatures fall well below freezing. To keep this space warmer during the winter and cooler during the summer months, insulation should be added to the walls of your garage. You should also consider replacing old or warped windows and door seals. Doing this can help insulate your space and keep unwanted critters from creeping into your garage.
  2. Install Bright Lights In Your Garage – We’ve all faced a scenario where we’ve had to search for something in a dark or dimly lit room. It’s frustrating and dangerous, because you could trip and fall over an unseen object. With newer, brighter lights in your garage, you’ll be able to see, navigate through it and show it off well to potential buyers. There are also newer, more energy efficient bulbs available, that can light your space and save you money on future electric bills.
  3. Clean And Fix The Gutters – If your garage roof is not attached to your home, then it’s even easier to overlook the status of its roof and gutters. Whether you have an attached or detached garage, it’s important to clean and seal any leaks on top of your garage before putting your house on the market. This would prevent unwanted leaks and critters from entering this space between open houses, and add another layer of security to the objects stored in this space.
  4. Update Your Garage’s Technology – You don’t have to add complex nor expensive tech upgrades to add more value and appeal to your garage. Your technology upgrades should be simple, cost effective, and energy efficient. Listed below are just a few technology upgrades you should consider for your garage: interior lights that are triggered by motion sensors, a garage door motor that can be connected to your smart device, an outdoor security camera with flood lights, or solar panels installed on the roof of your garage.
  5. Paint The Walls And Floors – It doesn’t hurt to make your garage look more appealing. In fact, adding a coat of epoxy paint to your garage floor will not only make it easier to clean, but also increase your home’s property value. Painting the floor and interior walls of your garage can also inspire you or potential buyers to use this space for other hobbies and activities.
  6. Give Your Garage Another Purpose Beyond Storage – Space is precious, especially in a metropolitan area. Marketing your garage as more than just a storage space for your vehicle and outdoor equipment can make it seem even more valuable. One way you could repurpose part of your garage, involves installing a workbench and cabinets to create a workshop-like space in it. Another idea could be to bring in workout equipment and create a home gym in your garage.

Affordable And Efficient Garage Door Upgrades And More

Adding a garage onto your home is a worthwhile investment, especially in a city like Chicago. If you’re looking for a quality contractor to build or update your garage in Chicago, Illinois, then look no further than Absolute Garage Builders.

Through our 28 point process, our team will work precisely and efficiently to achieve all of your garage building wants, needs, and budget goals. From a completely new structure to a garage door update, our team is happy to help you however we can.

To schedule a free estimate for your next garage project, call us or fill out our online form to be contacted by a member of our team.

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