CUSTOMIZE YOUR STORAGE SPACE: INCREASE YOUR HOME VALUE

May 15, 2015

Home improvements are a quick way to make your home stand out among others when you list it on the market. Adding custom storage to your home not only attracts buyers, but it can actually increase the asking price for your home.

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Closet America estimates custom closets pay for themselves two to three times over, meaning if you pay $500 for an upgrade, it could increase home value up to $1,500. Take a look at customized closet options and other areas of your home that could benefit from a storage upgrade.

BENEFITS OF MORE CLOSET SPACE
Every home could use more storage; it’s at the top of every buyer’s wish list. When it comes to closets, buyers are hoping for more than just hooks and rods. They want smooth rolling drawers, built-in hidden hampers, wall-mounted accessory hooks, adjustable shelves and other features that allow for full customizability.

VALUE OF A FULLY USEABLE GARAGE
The garage is quickly becoming more than just a place to park your car. If potential buyers plan to use the garage for hobbies or projects, you need to show what the space is capable of. De-clutter the room and add garage organization systems, including storage cabinets, shelves and overhead garage storage racks. These keep the floor clear and help take advantage of vertical space.

ADVANTAGES OF A TAILORED PANTRY AND LAUNDRY ROOM
Any kitchen improvement increases home value, including upgrading the pantry. People buy in bulk today and want space to store everything in a convenient spot. Roll-out shelves, spice racks, wine holders and vertical slots maximize pantry storage space. Improvements in the laundry room also garner a big pay off. Overhead cabinets, hanging rods, hampers and a fold-down ironing board all make laundry day easier.

PERKS OF MULTI-FUNCTIONAL ROOMS
If your home has only a few bedrooms and a small study, turn one or two into multifunctional spaces to maximize their usability. For example, you could install a desk bed in one bedroom so it doubles as a study area during the day. You could also put a wall bed in the study to convert it into a guest room. These multi-functional features appeal to buyers looking to maximize their investment in a new home.

Just think: if a buyer sees two nearly identical homes but yours has custom storage solutions in the garage, closet, pantry and laundry room, whose home will the buyer pick? You can bet custom home storage is just what you need to turn the tide in your favor.

If you’re interested in having custom home organization solutions installed in your home, contact Lux Garage & Closet to learn more about our process.

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