Preparing to sell your home is a part of life; the average U.S. citizen will move 11.4 times. There are many steps you can take to maximize the value of your home, and improving your garage is one of the fastest ways to add value to your home.
Keep these quick garage improvements in mind to fast track your house flipping.
One of the easiest ways to improve the value of your home is with by paint. A fresh coat of paint can make a weathered garage door look band new. It is also one of the most cost effective ways to improve your garage door. You can estimate that one gallon of paint will cover a two-car garage door.
Once your garage is freshly painted, upgrade the lighting inside and outside of your garage to enhance that new color. By adding interior light fixtures, your garage will seem more like an additional room. A better lighting system will help you sort through storage and make your garage appear larger.
Speaking of storage, it may be tempting to pile all of your moving boxes in your garage. This will make your garage appear small and cluttered, and can lower your selling price. Invest in efficient storage systems that maximize your garage space. Elevated shelving offers the most square footage and the best workspace.
A clean garage floor can signal to buyers that your home as a whole is well-manicured. Sweeping and mopping your garage floor makes the space ready for an open house. You may want to resurface your garage door floor if there are any cracks or craters in its surface. If your floor is made of concrete, you can purchase garage floor paint for a durable upgrade. No matter what your floor is made of, resurfacing your floor is one way to ensure you could get your full asking price.
One final inexpensive way to make your garage an asset to your home is by adding accessories. Add-ons like an exterior keypad, a battery backup system, and a garage door monitor make your door reliable and easy to use. Simple accessories can make your garage a talking point that will attract buyers.
If you make all of the improvements above, it may be time for a new garage door. The right choice of your garage door can improve the functionality of home and complete look of your exterior. A new garage door has a great return-on-investment, at 85 percent according to this study.
Little improvements to your garage can make a big difference when selling your home. If you have questions about improving your garage space or buying a new door, call the professionals at Overhead Door of Southeast Missouri™.