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Upgrade Your Garage to Boost Your Home’s Value


Did you know that updating your garage could have a huge impact on your home’s value?

When most homeowners think of boosting their property’s value, they think of major remodelling and renovation projects.  However, increasing your home’s value can be as easy as making minor upgrades.  In fact, homeowners can even raise their home’s value by making small changes to their garage.  Here are some of the garage updates that are worth investing in.

  • Upgrade Your Garage Door

If your garage door is made of heavy wood and must be opened manually, then this can deter potential homebuyers.  This is why you should install a lightweight aluminium door that opens automatically.  When choosing a new garage door, make sure you choose a color that compliments your home’s paint to increase your curb appeal.

  • Invest in Storage and Keep Things Organized

While your garage makes the perfect storage space, it’s important that you keep things organized, especially if you are showing your home to potential buyers.  If homebuyers see a garage that is cluttered and overcrowded, they might develop a negative opinion and think that your home lacks adequate storage space.  To keep your garage looking neat, consider installing shelves along the walls of your garage and pack your belongings into labeled plastic containers.  When homebuyers walk in and see a neat and open garage space, they will think of your home more positively.

  • Install More Electrical Outlets

If you do not have enough electrical outlets in your garage, then hire an electrician to install two waterproof outlets per garage wall, for a total of six.  Adding electrical outlets into your garage will make it more versatile and give potential homebuyers options for what they want to do with the space.

These are some of the garage updates that will improve your home’s value.   Are you looking to buy or sell in the Hermosa Beach area?  If so, contact the experts at Brighton Escrow to get the top-tier escrow service you deserve. Serving the Hermosa Beach area, we are ready to make home buying and selling a breeze.