Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal With A Garage Makeover

by Editor on April 29, 2013

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If you want your home to be more appealing to potential buyers, it’s important that you dress it up and make a good first impression. There are many ways in which you can do that. For most people, painting the house or having landscaping done is enough to boost its appeal, but those things leave your home looking like everyone else’s. In order to attract buyers, you will need to go outside the box just a bit and do something that will really make your home stand out. How about doing a garage upgrade? It makes sense because it is typically the first thing potential buyer will see when they pull into your driveway. Here are a few quick upgrades you can do to you garage that will set it apart from the others.

Garage Door Treatments

Start with the entrance of your garage and give your doors a facelift. Most garage doors have a basic style and are not viewed as a focal point of the home, but with minimal effort, you can change that. If you want to give your home a high-end look, try installing overlays for your garage doors. You can find overlays in a variety of architectural styles, including Victorian, French Country, Traditional, Shaker and more. Your home will attract much more attention with the addition of overlays.

Automatic Door Systems

Now that you have improved the entrance of your garage, you will want to install a new automatic door system to make your door sound as good as it looks. A good garage door opener has plenty of horsepower to operate the doors with minimal effort and noise. Think of the next homeowner when you pick out a new unit, as the features the unit is equipped can make a big difference. Find a system that operates through a home automation system or smartphone and make sure it is safe and secure.

Add A Storage System

If you do not already have shelf and storage systems in your garage, do yourself a favor and have a system installed. Adding storage and shelving to your garage gives it function and makes it more attractive to likely buyers. Hanging cabinets work great in any garage because they give an ample amount of storage space and often have adaptable arrangements to fit everyone’s needs. Don’t forget to add storage systems that will support leisure items, as many families look for this when deciding to purchase their next home.

Floor Makeover

Another step towards making your garage a showpiece includes taking care of the floor. Most floors in garages are nothing to talk about because they are typically just concrete slabs covered with stains. You want to change what people are talking about when they enter the garage space and a fresh paint job or floor covering will achieve that for you. If you choose to paint, use latex based paints, as they are low-cost and easy to apply. However, if you really want to impress potential buyers, have an epoxy applied to the garage floor. An epoxy floor application will hold up much better than paint. Floor coverings made from plastic tiles, flexible rubber or composite wood will definitely surprise most people and give them plenty to talk about after visiting your home.

About the Author

Kaiser Garage Doors & Gates in Tempe, AZ offers all kinds of service on garage doors and hardware. Repairs and new installations are done by the well trained and certified LiftMaster and Clopay technicians.

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