Should You Customize Your Garage – Hughes Edwards Builders

When you’re building a custom home in Middle Tennessee, part of what you need to consider is your garage – and in many homes, it’s almost an afterthought.

But it doesn’t have to be that way in yours. You can completely customize your garage so that it’s perfect for your needs on the day you move into your home.


Should You Customize Your Garage?

One of the main concerns about customizing your garage is whether it will affect the resale value. Naturally, if you plan to shun tradition and create a “Garage Majal,” you’ll need to find a very specific buyer should you decide to sell. However, if you’re simply making the most of your garage space by adding shelving, a finished floor and ample workspace, it’s generally a good idea.

What to Add to Your Garage

According to some statistics, a finished garage can return about 70 percent at resale. If you’re considering finishing your garage as part of your custom home build, consider adding:

  • Floor-to-ceiling shelves
  • Wall-mounted cabinets
  • A built-in workstation with comfortable seating
  • Space to store less-used items (everyone needs a good space for holiday decorations)
  • Stain-proof, easy-to-clean flooring
  • Good lighting
  • Drawers and other storage space

Some people find that it’s incredibly convenient – and very useful – to add a shop-style wall for mounting power tools and yard equipment, as well. You can readjust the shelving and mounts as necessary.

Why Finished Garages Are Helpful to Resale Value

While it’s not always true that you’ll gain back your financial investment, it could come down to buyers choosing between your home and another, similar home. If yours has a finished, visually appealing garage, it’s more alluring to potential buyers.

Ready to Talk About Your Custom Garage?

Even if you’re not building a new custom home, we can help you renovate your garage so it meets your needs. Just call us at 615-824-6970 or get in touch with us online so we can discuss what you want – and then we’ll make it happen.

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