Unless you are one of those people that spend a lot of time in their garage, you may wonder why on earth anyone would need a garage makeover. Well, just like the rest of your house, a garage has its uses, and if you may be considering selling, a spruced up garage is just one more way to increase the value of your home.
Maybe you simply want to be able to keep your vehicle out of the elements in your garage, or maybe you need the space for working on a vehicle, or some of crafty project. Maybe you just want to turn your garage into a man cave. Whatever the goal, here are some things to consider when it comes to the cost of a garage makeover.
New Garage Door
How sturdy and capable is your current garage door. Think about your plan for your garage and make sure you have a garage door that accommodates that plan. If your door tends to let the chill in, or even snow drifts in the winter, it’s not going to be good for a man cave setup.
You may be making a decision between a standard door that doesn’t need an opener, or something more fancy, depending on how you’re going to use your garage and how often you are going to be needing to open the garage door as well. Shop around and find a door that works for you, and don’t settle on the price.
A Place For Everything
You should definitely invest in ways to organize your garage items. This is a good place to put money, and you can sometimes save some if you are a little ingenious. Use storage bins for larger items, sort them so only one type of thing is in each and then make a label for the bin.
You can also hang up peg board where you can hang tools and other items on the wall so they take up less space and are far easier to get to. This is a great DIY project that can save you a good deal of money while making over your garage.
Depending on what it is you want to do in your garage, you may need more space. That could mean getting an addition on it. Talk to contractors and find out who can give you the best price, unless you’re pretty handy yourself.
In order to avoid any legal fees, make sure you check with your city or township offices on what type of permits you need. Make sure you do this before you start putting money into the project.
This remodeled garage will be your space, so make sure it has everything you want and that it gets done the right way. Take your time, shop around, and get the best deals.