4 garage renovation trends to help update your space

Chelsea Cole / Buildertrend

Is your garage being used as a giant storage closet? Are you needing more space or simply looking to update your curb appeal? Well then, this post is for you! We’ve compiled four of the most popular and current garage renovation trends.

These top trends can help you form a plan for how you will update and use your garage space. For example, if you’re looking to create more space, take note of what storage solutions you need and how to best maximize the space you have. It’s also important to note how much the renovation could cost and whether or not it will add value to your home.

Now, that’s enough chit-chat – let’s get to it!

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Create a smarter garage with technology

One of the growing trends in both home and garage renovations alike is the use of technology. According to Statista, by the year 2022, over half of homeowners will have some form of smart technology in their homes.

Ever leave your house and make it half-way to your destination before it dawns on you that you may have forgotten to close the garage door? Well, we certainly have, and this is the exact situation that garage tech was made for.

Nowadays, you have the option to use Wi-Fi-equipped garage doors that allow you to open and close your garage door from anywhere. Not only is this convenient, it’s also more secure. And depending how smart your garage door is, you can even set a specific time for the door to close and even control alarm systems. Fancy, huh?

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Make the most of your curb appeal with garage door design

Whether you’re selling your house or not, curb appeal is huge. More often than not, the garage door is the first thing people see when they approach your home, so why not allow it to be an added element of intrigue?

Sprucing up your garage door can be as simple as dusting it off, trying a new paint color and adding some hardware. However, if you’re looking to do something a little more bold, you can try using different patterns, wood panels or brick on the perimeter to make it more eye-catching.

On the other hand, if you prefer to keep your garage door design on the classic side, think about adding some windows. Not only do windows add a timeless and classy look to the outside of your home, they also brighten up your internal garage space with a bunch of natural light.

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Maximize the space you have

No matter how big your garage is, the key is to maximize the space you have. A great way to maximize space is to use storage shelves or custom organization framing. By adding shelving and storage to your garage, your creating space for things like sports equipment, lawn mowers, tools and oh yeah, your cars.

Having an organized garage gives you more room to work with now and when you go to sell, it helps appeal to buyers by showing them the continuation of usable space.

convert your garage space

Think twice before converting your garage

In most cases, homebuyers are looking for a functioning garage space, so it’s good to keep in mind that homes with converted garage space may sit on the market longer.

That being said, it can help to have an interior feel. Painted and sealed or tiled floors with finished walls and ceilings give garages a clean look that is attractive to buyers. And by adding insulation, you can easily use the space for laundry, a fitness room, workshop or home office space without doing a full conversion or potentially compromising the re-sale value.

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About the Author

Chelsea Cole
Chelsea Cole

Chelsea Cole is a technical copywriter at Buildertrend

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