Current trends indicate that clientele love the idea of building, buying and selling houses that have attached garages. Carports or parking in the driveway can devalue a vehicle, as they are exposed to the elements.
Ben, a manager in a garage doors company, says “The property market has diverged from concentrating on the interior to the exterior. A property’s landscape which includes the fencing, garden, gates, exterior doors, windows and colour scheme, all determine the impression that will be left with the visitor”. These count, whether it is a new house or a remodel.
Updating a door can vary from a simple change of color or material up to the addition of decorations like hinges, handles, knobs and windows.
THE INS & OUT OF EXTERIOR ENHANCEMENTS
By simply updating or replacing a door can be cost effective if the right choice is made. It is important to consider the reason for the change.
For attached garages, insulated doors are preferable in order to maintain indoor temperatures especially if there is a living structure over the garage itself. By choosing the correct type of material for the garage door can also save on annual maintenance and the costs related to it.
Less expensive materials can be used in many creative ways as they come with unique and elegant styles. Any update in your home’s design should always be in line with what one can afford.
WHAT ELSE DO YOU USE YOUR GARAGE FOR?
Depending for what you use your garage; either as an additional workspace or storage room; the contents in it should determine the kind of upgrade needed. Safety features like photo eye sensors that detect objects on door paths and prevent doors from closing are worth considering.
Recent technology includes door opening systems that have lock + open settings that are only known and controlled by the homeowner. This will detect any security breaches and sound an alarm. This will become a very desirable feature upon resale and to the homeowner as well.
SIZE, DESIGN & FINISH – ALL IMPORTANT
Most home owners and buyers consider the size, design and finish of a garage door too. With the rights entrance portal, window size, walls, flooring and lighting, the garage can have as much of an impact as a kitchen or bathroom.
By making a functional yet excellent space, this can transform into an opportunity like converting it into a rental studio, office or apartment.
In conclusion – renovations can be mixed up with some do-it-yourself projects and this will add value to any upgrade if done properly. 100% of the outlay may not always be reached upon resale but renovations done properly will always add a significant amount to the asking price.
Concentrate on simple upgrades, be specific on any fancy installations and present an immaculate garden. Integrate the exterior color scheme with the door and window facades and sit back and enjoy the results!
Any of these ideas will be met with a higher chance of meeting your resale value.