Top 5 Accessories to Complement Your Custom Garage Storage

After building a new custom home and deciding to add a large custom garage, you may need a few accessories to make it work. There are several great accessories you can add to your custom garage storage. Here's a look at five of the most popular choices.

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Shelving

From basic shelving to full garage organization systems, you can add the perfect storage solution with the right shelving. Shelves offer a way to store your items off the ground and keep them well organized in your custom garage. No matter what you plan to store, shelves will likely give you a great way to keep things organized.

Storage Cabinets

Cabinets offer the ability to store things in your garage, keep them organized and keep things out of sight. Items you don't want others to see or you simply don't want to look at regularly can be stored in cabinets instead of on shelves.

Storage cabinets come in basic units you can pick up at a hardware store to custom solutions you can have designed specifically for your garage and your needs. With the right storage cabinets, you can also include a place to hang tools, an area to work and more.

Pegboards

A great way to store your tools and keep them readily available, pegboards allows you to turn walls or portions of walls into easy storage. You simply install the pegboard and use pegboard accessories to hang tools, cleaning supplies or anything else. The best thing is a pegboard system doesn't take up as much space as shelving or cabinets and can allow you to customize the way you store items on the wall.

Pegboard systems work great for small tools and for those looking to use their garage as a workshop. This type of system allows you to basically layout your tools on the wall making them easily accessible, as needed.

Storage Bins

Putting items on shelves without any type of protection may not be ideal. However, when you invest in good storage bins, you can easily label the bins and know exactly which items are where on your shelves. Plus, you'll be adding another layer of protection in the event of flooding or another natural disaster.

Small Stack Storage Bins

If you plan on storing lots of small pieces, such as nails, screws, nuts, bolts, and washers, small stack storage bins come in handy. These little storage bins allow you to easily store small parts and they stack on top of each other making it easy to fit them into the right spot in your garage.

Along with these five accessories for your custom garage storage needs, consider the following:

  • Storage lockers

  • Hanging bike rack

  • Recycle bin

  • Ceiling storage racks

  • Slatwall panels

  • Track systems

  • Utility cars

  • Tool chests

  • Workbenches

  • And more!

There are several great accessories you can use for your garage storage needs. Adding the right accessories can make your new custom garage an easy place to work and keep your things. Whether you plan to use the garage to work on hobby projects or simply for storage, the right accessories will certainly make a difference.

Boost the Value of Your Home with a Kitchen Remodeling

The kitchen is known as the heart of the home. When it comes to resale value, it's one of the best areas of your home to remodel. The one thing stopping homeowners from remodeling the kitchen is the cost. However, the cost you spend will help to increase the value of your home.

According to the Remodeling Magazine's 2018 Cost vs. Value Report, the average cost for a 200-square-foot kitchen to be remodeled with wood cabinets, laminate countertops, a standard sink and faucet, and an island is nearly $64k. That also includes new lighting, flooring, and appliances. While that may seem high, the price to remodel your kitchen can range anywhere from $10k to more than $120k, depending on the size and what you plan to do to the kitchen.

It's important to look at how much you will spend compared to how remodeling your kitchen will boost the value of your home. Here's a look at how much you may get in return when it's time to sell.

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How Kitchen Remodeling Affects your Home Value

Before we get into the actual return on investment, there are a few things to consider. First, remodeling the kitchen will make your home more appealing, even if the appeal factor doesn't show up in the value. It could be the reason someone chooses to make an offer on your home compared to walking away without making an offer.

Second, the kitchen has been listed as one of the top three important spaces in a house by 80% of home buyer in a survey done by Realtor.com.

Finally, the materials you choose could have an even bigger impact on the value of your home from a kitchen remodel. More than half the home buyers surveyed stated they would have paid more for both new appliances and granite counter tops.

Actual ROI of Remodeling your Kitchen

Almost every kitchen remodel will boost the value of your home. Buyers are willing to pay more for high-end finishes and other upgrades. What you will actually recoup depends on how much you spend, however.

The report cited earlier from Remodeling Magazine shows the following:

  • Those spending $126k to remodel will recoup 54% or $68k when selling

  • Those spending $21k will recoup 81% or $17k when selling

This percentage also depends on where you live. It's not a one-size-fits-all situation when it comes to the ROI of a kitchen remodel.

Is it Worth it to Remodel the Kitchen?

Remodeling the kitchen shouldn't just be about increasing the value of your home. It should also be about improving your lifestyle. If you plan to sell your home in the next few months, it may not be a good idea to spend a large amount of cash on a kitchen remodel. However, you can still invest a few thousand dollars to make your home easier to sell and more attractive.

Those not planning to sell in the next few years may prefer a full kitchen remodel. Not only will you boost the value of your home, but you will also get to enjoy the upgrades until it's time to sell. Contact Powell Custom Homes today and see how we can help with your next remodeling project!

How to Find the Right Property for a Custom Home

Building a custom home is an exciting thing. However, finding the right property for your custom home has to be done first. Without the right property, you may not be as excited about your new home. Here are some tips to help you find the right property for your new home.

Location, Location, Location

As with anything in real estate, location is the key. Not only will it matter when it's time to sell, but it also matters now. You don't want to be out in the middle of nowhere, if you like to get out and enjoy the city. However, if you prefer the country-style of living, you may want a property out in the middle of nowhere.

It's important to consider the type of location you prefer. A community under development could lead to neighbors in the future. Of course, the location will also determine your commute. Check out some of the neighborhoods where we are currently selling or building custom homes -

 Powell Custom Homes - new home on Martell

Amenities Nearby

Do you want to be near shopping, dining and entertainment options? What about parks and places to walk your dogs? Make sure you check the local area for the type of amenities you prefer. It's important for you to choose a property found close to the things you will use the most.

Consider the Slope

The slope of the property will impact what can be done and how the home is placed. It's also important to consider when it comes to the view. A sloping lot can also allow you to have a walk-out basement, which can be a nice feature.

Know the Restrictions and Limitations

The last thing you want to do is purchase a property for your custom home only to find out you cannot get the home you hoped for. Every HOA has different rules and restrictions. You want to make sure you understand these, along with the local zoning laws before you make your decision. This is especially important in historic districts and for properties that may have environmental limitations.

Understand How the Home will Fit the Property

When you look at a property it's important to understand how your home will fit onto the property. You should understand the cost for cleaning the land and grading before you choose. It's also important to know the side of the lot and how your dream home will fit, along with how much space will be left for a yard.

Confirm the Utilities

You want to make sure you won't have to deal with any hidden costs for sewer connection or water connection. Make sure you have everything you need, such as high-speed cable or even fiber optics. The key with utilities is to have no surprises as they can eat at your budget.

Work with a Professional

Choosing a professional to help you with your custom home building is the best way to ensure you find the right property for your new home. The right builder will help you choose a property that your dream home will easily fit on and will give you a location you will love. Give us a call at (269)668-5227 and we’ll be sure to get you moving in the right direction!

When it's time to build a custom home, make sure you choose the right property. It's not as easy as choosing any lot that's the right size. There are several things to consider and working with a professional is a great way to ensure you're protected throughout the process. Contact Powell Custom Homes today!