Does a garage add value to your property? Will building a garage help your home’s resell value? The answer to both is yes.
Midwestern winters can be brutal. If you’ve ever had to scrape a thick layer of ice or several inches of snow off your car, you know the advantage of keeping your vehicle protected from the elements.
However a garage is more than just a place to park your car, it’s also a valuable part of your property.
You may hear home experts talk a lot about how remodeled kitchens and baths sell homes, but garage space is also key.
Often, lack of a garage will dissuade potential homeowners from even looking at your property. This is especially true for first-time homebuyers who’ve dealt with apartment parking or street parking. They know the frustrations that can come from constantly keeping a car exposed to the elements.
On the other hand, homeowners who already have a garage don’t want to buy a property without. They know the benefits and don’t want a “step down” in their standard of living.
A home without a garage is even more difficult to sell in neighborhoods where all the other properties have garages.
If you build a new garage, experts estimate you’ll see an 81% return on investment. That’s a return almost identical to a minor kitchen remodel, which can bring an 83% return on investment.
Though beneficial during Iowa’s frozen winter months, garages have property benefits year-round.
Often an under-rated aspect of the home, a garage offers additional storage - from garden tools to lawn mowers, your garage is valuable square footage.
They can also be convenient places for a workshop or a make-shift “man cave.”
At Midwest Builders, we’re your Des Moines area garage building experts. We have been building and designing custom garages since 1954 and are one of Iowa’s largest garage building contractors.
Our professional contractors can build the detached or attached garage your property needs. We build one-car garages, two-car garages, three-car and more.
At our full-size indoor showroom in Ankeny, you can see exactly what options and finishes are available for your garage.
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