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Updating Your Home: Every Room can Make a Difference

When many people think about updating their home, they imagine that updating the kitchen, bathroom and public areas will be the most valuable for their home’s resale value. While these hot-ticket items can certainly make a big difference, every room of the home counts. Redoing storage areas and improving less public parts of the house, such as the home office or spare room, can also help you increase your home’s value.

Garage
The garage is an important part of the home. In addition to being used for car storage, garages are often used to hold tools, holiday decorations, sentimental items, and sporting goods. Upgrading your home’s garage can help you add storage space to your home, making it possible to keep your boxes and knick knacks organized while also making your home seem less cluttered.

If your home currently has no garage and you would like to add one to your property, you could recoup between 58 and 69 percent of the cost. If you already have a garage, one of the best upgrades that you can make is one to include more storage. Ceiling-level racks, built-in shelving and built-in bins are an excellent way to make more storage space.

Closets
Closet space is important to homeowners across the board, so maximizing your home’s closet space can make a difference in its value. Adding baskets, adjustable shelves, pull out drawers and slide out basket options can turn even the smallest of closets into the most usable spaces. Using modular units whenever possible makes it easy to build up storage space over time. Modular units can also be customized to any storage space and will fit every nook and cranny of each closet area.

Office Areas
Home offices make it possible to work from home, which is a big bonus for any telecommuting homeowner. Having the right office space can add to the property’s value while enhancing the work-at-home experience. A formal home office remodel can cost around $28,000 and deliver a 49 percent ROI, but many homeowners can remodel their home office inexpensively and effectively with the addition of some attractive shelves, file drawers, cabinetry and organizers.

Getting the clutter up off the desk and off the floor can make your home office look more like rented office space, which can help create a division between home life and work life. Modular organizers, adjustable shelving, wood cabinetry and full extension file  drawers also makes it easier to conduct business by helping the work from home person to stay organized.

Attic and Basement
Attic space and basement space are frequently dismissed by homeowners because they tend to be cold, dark and unpleasant. Still, with a little effort, most attics and basements can become useful spaces for storing decorations, old clothes and clutter. This addition of storage space makes it possible to keep other more public areas of the home tidy and attractive, which boosts the overall value of the home.

This is especially useful when the homeowner tries to sell a house, because a tidy and clutter-free living space is a big attraction to home buyers. The addition of sturdy shelving, modular bins and other organizers can help homeowners build out their storage space in a way that is customized for the home.

Spare Rooms
Spare rooms have many uses. Whether a homeowner is in need of a guest bedroom or a place to work on hobbies, a good spare room can meet all those needs. Spare rooms benefit from a variety of accessories that can enhance their usefulness. An addition of a wall bed, for example, makes it possible for a spare room to turn into a guest room in a matter of seconds. Addition of cabinetry, shelves and closet organizers ensures that the spare room can also be used for other purposes. This keeps the room flexible and fully functional for the homeowner.

Get Started Today
As a homeowner, it’s natural for the rooms of your house to be functional, attractive and flexible. The addition of smart storage solutions can help! To get started today, contact Organizers Direct. We have all of the storage solutions you need to improve your home’s value.

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