Every homeowner wants to find a way to add more value to their home, and one of the easiest and most effective ways of doing this is to make your simple garage into something spectacular. It is one of those spaces that holds far more potential than you have ever given thought to, or could ever imagine. What’s more, the options are endless, which means you can choose whether to make your garage renovations suit your needs or decide on a way to add value and maximize how much you get when it comes to selling.
As such, we have come up with a few ideas to help you get started and see the potential your garage has. If you like using it as somewhere to occasionally store your car, or a place to stash your old barbecues then fine, but there is a brave new world out there, and an amazing one too.
There are plenty of reasons why a guest house makes sense. It could be that you want to have space for your family that lives out of town or have somewhere your friends can come and stay. However, it could also be that you want to make a little bit of extra cash out of your home, in which case a guest house could be the answer. As Ken Starr explains, the best ways to add value are to consider energy efficiency, kitchen styling, and bathrooms. One done, though, just take some gorgeous pictures, put it up on Airbnb and collect the cash.
Life has become busier than ever before, and that has left people with less time to get to the gym in a day and age where staying fit and healthy is more important than ever before. That is where a garage converted into a gym can save you a whole lot of time and give you the motivation to crack on. The other great thing is, you can personalize it to your wants and needs. Just remember to maximize the space to its full potential. Have a huge mirror wall along one side and a climbing wall that goes up into the eaves on the other, and then fill it with all the equipment that takes your fancy. You could make it a long-term project and then, once it is done, you could have your friends pay membership.
With more and more people working from home thanks to the rise in flexible working conditions and self-employment, the need to have a home office is growing. So instead of working out of your bedroom, it could be high time you cleared out your old junk and transformed your garage into that luxurious office you’ve always wanted since watching the first episode of Mad Men. But even if you don’t work from home, you could do the remodeling job and then lease it out as office space. The demand for this kind of opportunity is higher than ever, and so it could be a hugely profitable side-project that adds value to your home at the same time.