Are you looking for a house for sale with a 3 car garage in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill? Whether you have multiple vehicles to keep safe and protected from the elements or are just pining for a large at-home storage area, a three-car garage may also increase the value of your home!
The traditional use of a garage is to keep vehicles stored safely. These days, homeowners often use their garages for golf cart storage, to house smaller RVs and even boats. And many garages provide much needed storage space, so the bigger the better!
Here are the primary benefits to having a three-car garage:
For multi-generational families, large garages offer more room for all vehicles. They also provide options to create a workspace for mechanics, carpenters, and crafters. Some people even remodel part of their garage into an actual living area.
A well-organized and upgraded garage can add to the resale value of your home. But not all upgrades are created equal. Below, you’ll find the ones that are a worthwhile investment.
Overall, the key to organizing a garage is to create a system that works for you and your unique needs. Here’s how to get started:
Create designated areas for different categories of items - sporting equipment, tools, and seasonal items.
Use shelves, cabinets, and bins to store and organize small items, and consider using ceiling-mounted storage for things you don't need to access regularly.
Take advantage of vertical space by hanging bikes, tools, and other items on the walls.
Concrete garage floors are standard, but leaving the surface untreated often means a dusty space and one easily stained from car drippings. There are several ways to finish a garage floor, including polishing the concrete, painting with oil, latex, or an epoxy finish, and even adding floor tiles or mats. The upgraded options will enhance the garage floor's look and provide a durable surface that will last for years.
Multiple electrical outlets in a garage are helpful in a garage. There’s the obvious advantage of providing power to various tools and appliances used in the garage, such as a power drill, vacuum cleaner, or refrigerator. It’s also handy to have more outlets around to allow for the use of multiple devices simultaneously, without the need to unplug and move cords around constantly.
Insulating your garage door can help keep the heat in your home during the winter, reducing your heating costs and increasing the overall energy efficiency of your home. It can help keep the cool air in and heat out in the summer.
Most modern garage doors sold today provide a certain amount of insulation built into their designs. If you want more insulation, your choices will be limited to hollow doors.
Fortunately, our weather in the Triangle - Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill - is fairly moderate, so many garages will need no additional insulation.
Garage lighting enhances a home’s value by making the garage both functional and usable. Make sure you have general-purpose lighting so you can park and walk around the space safely, as well as task lighting for detailed work, such as over a workbench.
An adequately lit garage also makes the whole home look more attractive and well-maintained, which can increase its value in the eyes of potential buyers.
Another option for an oversized garage is turning part of the area into flex space used for home offices, studios, guest rooms, and hobby areas. These spaces can "flex" and change over the years to accommodate your family's needs.
Depending on your use of the flex space, you may need to insulate the walls, ceiling, or floor. You may also need to install plumbing and additional electrical.
Thoughtfully planned and installed garage upgrades can increase on-site storage and the value of a home. Garage storage can minimize clutter in your main living area, which certainly helps the bottom line in resale. I’m not sure I’ve ever heard a home buyer say, “This is too much storage space!”
If you’re looking for a house for sale with a 3 car garage in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, please view our listings below or contact us today.
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