How Updating Your Garage Can Really Add Value to Your Home

With many of us looking to add value to our home prior to selling, have you considered how much floor space your garage actually takes up and how making this a usable and welcoming space can add value to your home?

Garageflex looked at the parts in your garage that you should prioritise if you want your money to be spent wisely. Not only can they add value they make you happier to spend time in your garage too.

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1. Garage Door

How old is your garage door? Many older doors close slowly, block the driveway or squeak. These things should be taken care of in your makeover.

Check if your door’s hinges have been properly oiled, this might be the cause why it closes slowly. You would also know this through the sound that it makes. If you think your door has an inappropriate design for your driveway, why not change it?

2. Storage Units

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To make sure your garage is a safe place to store your tools and other important machinery, invest on storage units. Old wooden cabinets are not enough to keep your valuables safe.

If you get the right storage units, your garage would also look more organised, having your items in their right places and making them easy to access at any time. For storage ideas, click here.

3. Flooring

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Have you included upgrading your garage flooring in the budget? If not, be sure to save some for it. Most homeowners settle for paint which can soon flake and look unslightly. Tiles or resin floors are a good solution as they are hardwearing and create a stylish finish. To see some examples of how good this can look, click here.

4. Lighting

How do you feel entering a garage with few or gloomy lights? Feels awful right? Your garage should have bright lights because this is where you do the most delicate projects such as cleaning your vehicle’s engine. If one screw rolls off, would your lighting help you in finding this small part in a big room?

If you are going to sell your property, your potential buyer would be pleased to see a well-lighted garage.

These are just a few of the small things you can change to increase the value that your garage provides to your home. For a complete garage transformation, visit Garageflex’s case studies page to see how good other people’s garages look as a result of their Garageflex makeover.

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