No matter where you live, a garage is a bonus. In colder climates, it can make life a lot easier if you are able to get your vehicle out of the snow and winter weather. In warmer climates, a garage keeps your vehicle cooler. In either climate, it can keep your car safe. You may even find that it increases the value of your home. However, there are several factors to consider as each one will affect just how much the garage increases your home’s value, if at all.
Factors to Consider:
Size and Design
To get the highest increase of home value from adding a garage, you want to be sure the size allows it to be functional, and the design is appealing. Those who add a one-car garage are not going to see as much of an increase as most families have more than one vehicle. Your best option is to add on a two or more car garage. Using quality materials is also a must as you want it to actually improve the look of your home and not harm it.
Function of the Space
The function of the space is another factor. Do you want it to be a simple place to keep your car safe? This is often the most affordable choice, but you should consider adding another function to your garage space. A small workshop space in the garage will increase your home’s value a little more. An even better option is to use the height of your garage as potential apartment space or additional living space in your own home.
When adding a garage to your home, you may also wish to think about the extra amenities. Plumbing and heating are often options that most people do not think about, but these are the things that are going to put your garage over the top.
Adding a garage to your home may or may not improve your home’s value, and if you sell your home, you should be able to recoup as much as 50% of your investment in the project. The real benefit, though, is that adding a garage is going to make your home sell much quicker. For more information on home garage doors, contact the pro’s at Mid-Atlantic Door Group today!