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Improving & Updating Your Garage

Return with us to the subject of garages. We began last time with just a very brief introduction of the subject, simply geared to whet your appetite for further scintillating discussions of this topic. Today, we will dive a little further into this interesting topic and provide you with some advice when it comes to updating and improving your garage.

Like we suggested last time, the best way to begin with a garage is by looking around. The next best way to start understanding the current state of things is by cleaning. While nobody really enjoys the task, a deep cleaning of a garage will fulfill two different necessary tasks. First, it will make the space more open, inviting, and vibrant. Second, it will give you the opportunity to see exactly what is the current state of the building. Nothing reveals the true nature of a space more than a deep clean.

Now, what you might find as you work your way through the garage varies tremendously based on whether or not you’ve kept up with the garage’s natural aging or if you simply left well enough alone. Because the garage is not a place where we live, it is easy to forget it exists. If this is the case that you find yourself in, then you might be looking into a number of different needed improvements.

Does the bay door slide up easily? Is it automatic or manual? If the latter, consider investing a little in an electric door opener (making sure to have it installed correctly!). If the former, ensure that the apparatus works exactly as it should. There is a unique sort of frustration that comes from a garage door failing to open or close when it should, and you don’t want to find out if you’re in this situation when prospective buyers are standing in your driveway!

Lighting in a garage is certainly not as touchy as lighting within a house – after all, nobody expects a chandelier hanging above their lawnmower – but it is important that the lights work. Test the switches in the garage. Do all the lights turn on that are supposed to? If not, now is the time to change the bulbs or, if needed, call an electrician to ensure that the wiring is adequate.

Functionality and simplicity is the name of the game when it comes to garages, and by following some of the above tips you will find yourself in a much more confident position when buyers come around.

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