Want To Upgrade Your Home? Start With Your Garage

If you want to upgrade the appearance of your home and increase the value of your home, instead of remodeling your kitchen or changing your bathroom, consider updating your garage. Upgrading your garage can really pay off and offers you a great return on your investment if you are thinking about selling your home soon.

#1 Change out the Garage Door

When it comes to upgrading your garage, the first place you should start is with your garage door. Your garage door is the most visible portion of your garage and has a direct impact on the curb appeal of your home. Installing a new stylish garage door can really help increase the curb appeal of your home. In addition, install a new garage door with a new motor and control system which can potentially be linked up with all smart applications, such as timed lights and a programmable thermostat, in your home.

When you change out your garage door, be sure to install one that has a high R-value. A high R-value is associated with a high level of insulation. If your garage is directly attached to your home, having a high R-value can regulate not just the temperature of your garage but the temperature of your home as well.

#2 Add the Right Lights to Your Garage

Next, add some lights to your garage door. Typically, fluorescent lights were used in garages because it took a minimal number of the big lights to light up your garage. However, if you really want some great light in your garage, upgrade to some new LED. You can enjoy more lumens and the light bulb will last significantly longer while saving you operational money as well. LED lights are a great addition to all parts of your home, including your garage.

#3 Change out the Flooring

Finally, be sure to change out the flooring as well. The concrete in your garage can get really worn down over time, which is why it is necessary to sand down the flooring and reseal it or repour the concrete.

When you fix up the flooring, consider making the floor slip-proof. Slipper garage floors can be a hazard. A garage floor can be made slip-proof by adding texture to the concrete as it is poured or adding a gritty overlay once the floor is already in place. Adding texture can also be visually appealing as well.

If you want to do a home renovation project that will really pay off, change out your garage door, add some new lights to your garage, and change out the flooring. These additions will increase the curb appeal and value of your home. Speak to a garage door installation technician to learn more.