Garage Construction and Home Value

Whether you're building a new home or you're looking to make a home improvement on your existing home, garage construction is something that will add functionality, and in some cases even value, to the property. But, in order to get the most bang for your buck, there are some considerations you should make before simply choosing to have a garage added on to your home.

Here, Trusst's home builders in Wilmington NC share some important factors that you can consider before investing in garage construction.

Garage or No Garage – What's the Neighborhood Norm?

Take a stroll through your neighborhood and take a look at the other homes. How many have garages? If yours is the only house on the block that doesn't have a garage, then you should strongly consider adding one to help your property hold its value in the community. If your home doesn't have a garage in such a community, then you'll definitely find it harder to sell at the community's usual price point.

What's the Weather Like in Your Area?

In some parts of the country, where the weather is relatively calm, it is not uncommon for garages to be used as storage or renovated into additional living space. But, in climates where strong storms, snow and ice, or high winds are common, such as in Wilmington, a garage is needed for its intended purpose – to protect the family vehicle from the elements. As a result, the regional climate should be another factor to keep in mind when determining whether or not to have a garage included on your home build.

Considerations for Adding a Garage to an Existing Home

Adding a garage to a new build is easy, but for a home that's already built it can be a little more of a challenge because you don't have the same level of creative freedom. You're restricted in the space you have to work with, unless you live outside of a planned community on your own acreage, that is. As a result, you'll have to look closely at how your garage will fit in with the rest of your property. Do you have enough space to accommodate a garage on the side of the home where you would like it to be? Will it encroach on your neighbor's property or be an eye-sore for them? Will adding a garage make the property look overcrowded? Before you start building your new garage, you need to make sure it is a good fit for your home's aesthetic or it could have a negative impact on your home's overall value.

Ready to Design Your Garage Construction? Visit Trusst's Builders in Wilmington NC Today

If you've done your due diligence and you have decided that adding a garage to your home will be a good investment, then contact Trusst Builder Group's home builders in Wilmington NC today. We can design and build a custom garage to go with your home. Use it to store your car; turn it into a man cave, or use it to store your family's holiday decorations – it's up to you! A garage can be a valuable addition to any home, as long as it meets the considerations listed above. Visit Trusst Builder Group today or call us at 910-371-0304 to schedule a consultation with one of our custom home designers.