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Watch Out for Home Storage Solutions That Will Decrease Home Value

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Piggy bank and blueprint remodel on budgetIn most cases adding extra storage space to your home will boost your home’s value, enabling you to sell faster and at a higher price than would have otherwise been possible. However, not all storage solutions will add value to your home. Avoid the following scenarios and get top-dollar for your home. 

In-Efficient Storage Space

It’s true that prospective buyers are sure to appreciate a home that has plenty of storage space. However, having inefficient storage can make your home less attractive than it would have been otherwise. This can be true if your closets and built-in shelves decrease the amount of floor space available for the new homeowners to use. If they cannot envision their belonging fitting in your home, this can detract them from making a full-price offer. Keeping your closets and storage areas clean when you have an open house can be a good way to show that your storage space is usable.

Turning the Garage into a Closet

Having some storage systems in the garage is a great idea, but you’ll want to make sure there is enough space to park a car. While some buyers are happy to have a garage that is an extended room of the home, most people prefer to use the garage for its original purpose. If you need to create a workspace for hobbies or need storage for holiday decoration, a custom storage solution that looks better than a stack of metal shelves is the way to go. Companies such as Closet & Storage Concepts here in Franklin offer plenty of ideas and options to enable you to create a garage storage and work area that meets your needs without making it hard for you to sell your home at a later date.

“Unique” Storage Space

It is a known fact that most prospective home buyers prefer neutral colors to ostentatious ones. Resist the urge to paint your closets and cabinets a bright color, and you should also avoid using a unique design that is unlikely to appeal to a future buyer. Storage space that can easily be used for more than one purpose makes it easy for prospective home buyers to see themselves living in your home.

A custom storage solution is great for creating extra storage space in your home and can be a great selling point in the future. If you plan on selling your home at a later date, then avoid the mistakes above for the best success. Implement quality storage systems from Closet & Storage Concepts. We are your local Boston experts serving the area for over fifteen years.

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