How A Garage Can Add Value to Your Property
If you’ve been unsure about whether adding a garage to your property would be a worthwhile investment, look no further! The Associated Garage Doors team is going to be answering that question and diving a bit deeper into the why of it.
Studies suggest that adding a garage to a home that doesn’t currently have one will add over five per cent to its original value. Given that the average house price in Britain is currently around £274,000 pounds, this means you can expect to add around £14,000 in value to your property.
Let’s take a look at the ways in which a garage can add value to your home.
Whether crime rates are high in your area or not, leaving your car parked on the road is a risk, and it’s one that many people would just rather not take. Having your own enclosed parking space away from the road offers great peace of mind in terms of security. And not only this, parking your car in a garage keeps it away from the elements, ensuring that it has a longer life and isn’t affected too much by the extreme temperatures in the summer and winter.
First impressions are important, and this goes for house buyers too. Given that a garage is going to be one of the first things that people see when they observe your home from the outside (or notice its absence if you don’t have one), this could well be a huge factor in whether they have a positive initial reaction or not.
An extra room in the home
Since the pandemic, people the world over have become much better acquainted with their homes. In fact, many people are now working from home full time, which means the more rooms, the better. This is why having a garage can be such a bonus. It could be an office, a gym, a playroom for the kids – anything!
While we might have grand plans to turn our garage into something interesting and useful, it’s often the case that it becomes a glorified storage facility. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, though. Homes are getting smaller and smaller each decade and storage becomes a more difficult problem to solve, so having a garage can be extremely useful.
Get the right garage door
If you are thinking of adding a garage to your home, make sure that you get the right garage door – one that suits your home both aesthetically and practically, and one that’s of a high enough quality to stand the test of time!
As we mentioned earlier, a garage door is going to be one of the first things that a potential buyer will see when they observe your home, so it makes sense to invest in something quality.
Here at Associated Garage Doors, we’re one of the leading garage door providers in Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells and the wider area of Kent. With a wide array of garage door styles and colours on offer, you’re bound to be able to find something that will match your needs and budget. If you would like some more information on the different doors that we offer, all you have to do is give us a call and a member of our team will happily assist.