Have you noticed that your garage doesn’t seem quite as lively and robust as it once did? Have you started feeling as though it might be time to do some serious work there? Whether you’re just mixing things up at home for your own purposes, or are trying to sell your home, your garage door may need the most attention. Here are a few tips and suggestions for an effective garage remodel job.
Upgrade your garage door
A damaged, discolored, and generally worn out looking garage door is certainly not good for the curb appeal of your home. In fact, the garage door is one of the things that passers by are most likely to notice about your home when giving it a casual glance.
Of course, a damaged and poorly functioning garage door is also a safety hazard, not to mention a likely source of everyday frustration.
If you’re going for an extra touch of style and class, you could replace an old vinyl or aluminum garage door with a modern new wooden one. Or, if you need your garage door to be extra resilient against strong weather events, you could look into materials more appropriate for that purpose.
Of course, breathing new life into your garage door might be as simple as having dents filled in, and giving it a fresh coat of paint.
Make it remote control accessible or even extra “smart”
If you happened to have a manually operated garage door, having it modified to open by remote is absolutely something you should consider. The level of convenience is just something else, and remote controlled garage doors are the standard expectation now among anyone looking to purchase a new home.
But why stop at having your garage door being accessible by remote control? These days, you can go an extra step and have it integrated with smart technology, so that you can activate it via an appropriate smartphone app.
Not only that, but you could have the ambient temperature and lighting in your garage connected to your smartphone as well. You can even have your favorite playlist come on when you enter your garage.
Paint it a color you like
You might not mind the bare concrete look in your garage, but you could certainly increase the appeal of your property to any potential buyers, by simply giving it a good coat of paint.
Of course, if you are thinking about using your garage as a setting for a personal hobby of yours, painting it in a modern and bright style can also help to dramatically improve the mood in the place.
Expand it to fit an extra vehicle
Over time, garages have become larger and more ambitious in scope, with many families now specifically looking for garages that will fit more than one vehicle.
If you have an older generation of garage, or a new but still smaller garage, having it expanded to fit an extra vehicle may well make your life easier. It will also certainly make your home more appealing to anyone who might be interested in purchasing it.
And even if you aren’t planning to store multiple vehicles in your garage, simply having extra storage space is likely to be a net benefit.