Imagine yourself in the following situation. You are a prospective buyer, you are checking out the house, you open the door leading to the garage. When you enter the garage, there is a clean and very gorgeous garage cabinets. The cabinets are in different sizes. Some open shelving and others with doors. Everything is stored neatly. Nice, eh?
Imagine now opening the same door and you see boxes are stacked on top of each other, the tools are leaning against the wall and there are piles of sport equipment, off season clothing and other things lying around at the garage. The first scenario is more inviting and attractive. If you were to buy a house, how much more will you be willing to pay for the first house, the one that has been organized well with the cabinets?
There are two ways in which the well designed garage increases the value of the home according to real estate professionals. If the buyer can use the improvements, they will add value to the home. There is no one who can say they don’t need a garage space. The garage provides a lot of space to store things that we don’t use and helps to de-clutter the house. This will help in creating more spaces in the kitchen, bedrooms and living room since there will be less things to be stored there. Having a crowded storage will create a negative outlook of the whole house. Having a neat garage space is a big plus.
If for a moment you think installation of a garage cabinet is an expense, then you are on the wrong side. Think of it as a valuable investment. According to a website Trulia.com, a good garage can increase the resale value of the home by an estimate value of between $5,000 and $10,000. This will not only enable you to enjoy using the garage more, but you will be able to recover the money you spent on making your garage more neat and organized. One thing to remember when you want to sell your house is de-clutter the house and the garage. If a buyer comes to see the house and finds your stuff scattered all around the garage, they assume the garage is not big enough to hold their stuff.
Which type of garage cabinets will add the most value to the garage? The answer to this question is two-fold. The first has to do with the inherent attractiveness, style and quality of the cabinets themselves. The second has to do with the flexibility and how the storage solution will match to what the prospective buyer wants.
Quality, attractiveness and style means that the cabinets are made from high quality materials and have an excellent design. Some of the cabinets to be avoided are the particle-board cabinets, poor paint finishes, flimsy doors or cabinets with scratches. Your cabinet must not look like a cabinet but it should be able to convey functionality, strength and a certain self-confidence about the way they look. Good finishes are a must and the color of the cabinets must be coordinated. Strong materials will add value to the entire look.
The flexibility and how well the garage storage solution works simply means, can the garage be configured in such a way that most people find them useful? If your garage cabinet is meant for wood work, can it benefit a person with gardening tools or painting materials. Ensure that the garage can be used by many people.