When done right, adding a garage to your property can add significant value to a house. In this post, we’ll look at how much a garage might add in terms of value, and we’ll also talk about how you can ensure the garage you select meets your expectations.
First and foremost, you’ll want to work with the right company to get good results from your garage project, and that company is American Carports, Inc. We have everything you’ll need to create a beautiful new detached garage, and it all starts with our Build & Price tool. Explore customization options in that tool, and contact us directly if any questions come up.
How Much Value Does a Garage Add to a House?
Sadly, there is no way to answer this question with any kind of concrete figure. There are just too many variables involved to say that the new metal garage you add to your property will boost its value by a certain number of dollars or a certain percentage. Moreover, real estate markets are dynamic and forever changing, so what applies in one situation or circumstance simply might not be relevant in another.
But we can say this – adding a garage to your property will almost certainly have a positive impact on the home’s value. It’s hard to imagine a situation where the addition of a quality metal garage from American Carports, Inc. will lead to your property being worth less to prospective buyers. Whether that impact will be big or modest will depend on many things that are simply out of your control.
Make Sure It’s Useful
If you want to give yourself the best possible chance to enjoy a positive return on your investment when you eventually sell your new garage along with your property, you need to make sure it is going to have value to add for buyers. Generally speaking, that means making this new garage as versatile as possible. If you design it so it only really functions for your current needs, potential buyers probably won’t share those needs and they might look at the garage as more of a hassle than a benefit.
So, there is a fine line that you’ll want to walk with regard to customizing your structure. We make customization easy here at American Carports, Inc., so you can pick and choose the features you want to include in your design, along with basic elements like the footprint and height of the building. As you work on customizations, however, remember what future owners might want to do with the space and avoid doing anything too specific or limiting that might make it hard for others to use.
As you get started with this project, your primary aim is likely to make your property more functional. You may not currently have enough storage space for your needs, or you might want a garage where you can work on projects. It’s fine to start with the practical side of things, but aesthetics should enter the equation at some point, as well.
On the aesthetic side, you’ll want to make sure nothing about the new garage clashes or contrasts too dramatically with the existing house. You don’t have to match the paint colors perfectly – that might be nearly impossible, anyway – but you should consider how the two buildings will look together. To play it safe, consider using neutral, muted colors on your new garage so you don’t create an eyesore that prospective buyers won’t want to deal with later on.
Build Your Garage Today
You are unlikely to want to install a garage on your property purely for the sake of future resale value. Most likely, this project will be driven primarily out of the desire to have a useful garage space available for storage, projects, and more. With that said, if you create a garage with the help of American Carports, Inc., it can be useful to you in the years to come and also help you get more money in a sale. Turn to our team today to get started!