Raise Your Home Value by Adding Extra Storage Space

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There are an endless number of adaptations and updates you can make to your home to increase its value prior to putting it on the market. When prospective buyers begin their search for their dream home, most are looking for a cozy, inviting and warm space that offers modern amenities and ample storage space. Modern couples and families have an abundance of stuff, and they need plenty of space to store it all. Sheds, built-in drawers, bookshelves and bay windows with built-in storage all provide functional storage options that do not compromise available space in the home. Here are four perfect places for extra storage that can raise your home value.

Window Seats

If you have bay windows in your home, you can quickly and easily add under-seat storage options that will increase the value of your home. According to these home improvement experts, window seats are one of the most loved elements of a home. They provide comfort and coziness as well as provide extra storage when fitted with drawers, cabinets, or a simply hinged bench top. Window seats are great for snuggling under a blanket with a cup of coffee and a good book and watching the sunrise or birds chirp early in the morning. You can customize your bay windows with a few simple cuts and a couple of knobs to create a storage space underneath the top cushion. From this top access point, you can hide extra blankets, pillows, comforters, linens, throws and other extra items.

Stair Storage

While stairs are a functional and necessary component of any multi-level home, you can lose a lot of available space with an interior staircase. For a nominal investment, you can actually create stairs that pull out to create extra storage or build a complete closet under your stairs to maximize space. When potential buyers see your property, they will envision creating a hideout for their kids or pets in the space under your stairs. They can also plan catch-all spaces for miscellaneous items with your built-in storage drawers on the stairs.

Backyard Sheds

According to Legion Landscaping, one of the most important elements of the perfect backyard would be a patio. Unfortunately though, sometimes our patios can get a bit cluttered with all we want to keep there, when it doesn’t really need to be that cluttered. In this case, you need more storage space. Sheds are a great add-on or extra alternative to an attached garage. A shed is ideal for housing bicycles, small tools, lawn mowers and other quick-grab items that are frequently used. As this company for Amish built sheds says, you want to find a shed that is practical due to its structure, customizable for your needs, and easily matches your current house and backyard. Your shed can be made from any type of material but they should be quality materials that will withstand wear, tear, and inclement weather. A shed workshop for woodworking or craftsmanship, a carriage shed or cabana with a bar for entertaining will also add significant value to your home.

In terms of placement, a shed planted on the side of, or directly in back of the home provides easy access and acts as a catch-all for items that are used quite frequently in the backyard. Garden tools, pool supplies, sporting goods, lawn and maintenance items, and small tools are perfect for storage sheds.

Built-In Drawers

Prospective buyers begin subconscious logistic planning when they view your home. They envision their bed in the bedroom and begin formulating ways to make the space accommodate their furniture and items. Built-in bureaus, china cabinets, and entertainment centers take a lot of the guesswork out of planning a cohesive home. Not only do they provide in-wall space for clothing, electronics, books, photo frames, and trinkets, they also maximize floor space to make room for larger furniture pieces.

In our modern culture, we love stuff. We love accumulating stuff and proudly displaying it to share with friends, family, and visitors to our home. If you need to put your home on the market, the more storage space you can advertise, add-on or build, the more value you add to your home.

If you are trying to sell your home and have taken photos of the home, contact us to enhance the beauty and show prospective buyers the potential of what they could do with the home.  

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