It’s an unhappy truth — earned from years of tight corners and small spaces, the overwhelmed shelves and tumbling boxes. There’s not enough room in your home. Your furnishings have sprawled out beyond their designated inches, have claimed all walls; and your family is forced to maneuver through tiny pathways and barely functional halls. Storage has been forgotten. Convenience has been lost. And you are… tired of it. You need a change; you need a new property to transform; and selling your house seems to be the only action to take.
Such an action will become difficult, however, when others realize the reason behind your move (and they will. They always do).
Few things can shatter a home’s chances for being sold more than a lack of storage. Adding new closets, however, is often difficult — and expensive. Structures must be changed; walls must be torn down. It’s challenging.
Choosing to build a garage instead, however, may prove to be worthy of your time.
These structures don’t require finished walls, flooring or installation. They’re not defined by duct work and don’t need any heating systems. Instead they can be simply designed, claiming a portion of the backyard with little effort — and this makes them ideal for those who are seeking quick storage.
Garage additions can increase the value of any home, ensuring that buyers can tuck away their cars and equipment safely. While these units may not offer an excess of space, they will still give the illusion of it — and that can make them very appealing to those in need of room.
The cost of a typical structure is $35 to $50 dollars per square foot if designed by a contractor. Pre-fabricated garages, however, may only cost $4,000 to $5,000 dollars total (and can be assembled without outside assistance). While you may cringe with these costs, remember that they will be recouped during the sale — often increasing the value of the home by $10,000 dollars.
Space is essential and buyers are expecting it now. Offer a garage for them to consider and reap the rewards.