Adding a garage to your home can not only provide much-needed storage, but it can also add a valuable living area, work space, or home office to your house. In fact, did you know that a garage addition is one of the only add-ons that can increase your home’s value for over three-quarters of the amount of your investment? Here are three other benefits of adding a garage to your home.

Low Building Cost

One of the lowest cost home improvement projects around, adding a garage can provide the benefit of increased home value that far exceeds the building expenses. With four walls, a window, and garage door, the building cost can easily stay within your budget.

Increase Home Value

Not only does the addition of a garage add square footage to your home, but it can also increase your home’s value. Potential buyers that are DYI individuals know that having an attached garage can become the deciding factor in a home’s purchase, so adding the area can attract more buyers. Additionally, you can add a bonus room over the garage, and it becomes a bigger added living space and that generally means a higher asking price if you decide to sell.

Extra Room Potential

While most people add a garage for storage of vehicles and items that no longer fit inside the house, some choose to take their existing garage one step further and build a room or two above the area. The addition may include a creative room, an apartment, a home office, or an entertainment area. It can also include a deck for watching the night skies.

When choosing to add a garage addition to your home, make sure you choose an experienced contractor that can help you decide if an attached or stand-alone garage would fit your needs best. He or she can also help you decide what size of garage to invest in.