Three Ways to Add Value to Your Garage

Adding value to a garage and updating this valuable space in you home is easy to do and perfect for all the DIY ers out there! You can easily add a ton of value to an outdated garage in one weekend! Get the whole family to help an you will love the results!

The first way to add value to an outdated garage is in the floor. If you have an old stained garage floor that has seen better days, then I think you will really like these ideas. First things first, clear out the garage and sweep the floor.

Now, pressure wash or mop. Pressure washing is quick and easy! You can rent a pressure washer for this home improvement project from your local Lowe’s or home Depot.

While you are at your local home improvement store cheek out the paint section. You will find some epoxy paints meant for garage and basement floors. They stick to concrete that is clean. Choices can range form red to gray to black. Try looking for these epoxy garage floor paints that have additional little “sprinkles” that you toss onto your floor while the paint is wet. They will add some shine, pattern, and texture that will highlight your newly updated garage floor.

Most of thes repaints simple roll on. You roll on about ten square feet, then toss the sprinkle south evenly and move on! You will not believe that for about $40 your whole garage will look completely new! No more unsightly oil stains and dirty concrete.

Now, for a second way to add value to an outdated garage try adding some storage. Seriously. Everyone want so store stuff in their garage and everyone wants to be organized. If your house is up for sale you can appeal to other DIY ers out there and show them they will have an organized work space.

You can use simple standing shelves, wall shelf systems, tool hanging systems, hooks, and almost any type of storage in a garage. Be sure to choose sturdy free standing shelves that can support the weight of cans of paint, cans of gasoline, and even yard tools. If you are hanging shelving or hooks in your garage, then be sure to drill into a stud.

Don’t forget to create an organized area for the brooms, mops, and rakes…

Finally, for the third way to add some value to your garage and update an outdated garage try replacing that sad old garage door. While this garage update is pricey, you get double bang for your buck. The front of your home will be more visually appealing from the road and your garage will look better from the inside. Choose a garage door with windows to let in more light. A lot of ranch style homes and older homes have inexpensive metal garage doors that just look warn out. Go for a wood garage door or one that looks like wood. Everyone loves wood and this will appeal to anyone interested in your home when you go to sell!

Hope these ideas helped for updating an old garage. They appeal to a range of budgets and DIY kill level!

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