Great Garages Can Add Value to New Zealand Properties

Garages Can Add Value to New Zealand Properties

Rather than viewing your garage simply as a place to park the car and dump garden tools, how about seeing its potential as a piece of real estate? A great garage can make your home more attractive to potential buyers for a variety of reasons.  Even if you’re not planning on selling, your garage can still add street appeal, provide secure parking and storage, or even accommodate guests.

Adding a Garage

Adding a garage can provide a good return on investment. If you don’t already have one, consider adding a garage as a cost-effective way to create extra living or storage space and give your home an edge over others on the market. For maximum property value, build the garage on as part of your home. Internal access garaging has security benefits and can take advantage of existing power, water and plumbing accessibility. Building a standalone garage may require more in the way of council consent, but it does have the advantage of being a simple and probably cheap solution when you use a reputable garage builder.

Maintaining your Existing Garage

A decent-sized garage is a real asset in terms of secure space for all sorts of purposes. Appreciate what you’ve got by using the space wisely. Once your garage has been made ship-shape, use it for storage to reduce clutter in the house, or as an extra room for guests, a side business, or just as a place to relax

Whatever you do with your garage, keeping it clean, maintained and uncluttered will enhance the overall appeal - and therefore the value - of your home.

The Garage Door

From the front, it’s often the garage door you see first, so a small investment in a beautiful garage door can do a lot for the overall perceived value of the home. A great looking and reliable garage door from Garador will impress potential buyers with its quality, and first impressions count! Make sure your garage door looks pleasing to you, buyers and the neighbourhood by keeping it maintained regularly.

A Note Regarding Older Garages

Just because your home already has a garage doesn’t necessarily mean your property value is increased. Older garages that haven’t been well-maintained or upgraded for many years could be harbouring toxic materials such as asbestos and lead-based paints, and could even be a liability. Make sure to have an ancient garage checked by a professional before carrying out any DIY. 

If a simple upgrade is all that’s needed, check out our tips on renovating

Superior Custom-Made Garage Doors

At Garador, we know there's no such thing as a typical Kiwi garage. We manufacture your garage door to your specifications for the perfect fit and long-lasting performance. Every door is made with care and precision for increased security and ease of operation, and they’re smart phone compatible for convenience.

Call us on 0800 000 661 for more information about our garage doors and openers, contact us online for a free quote, or find your nearest Garador dealer.

 

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