Now is a perfect time to invest in the garage

Even a small investment can bring large returns

VAUGHAN, ONTARIO, MEDIA RELEASE–(Marketwire – Dec. 1, 2008) – In the current economic climate, consumers are constantly looking for ways to make their dollars go further – when it comes to home improvement and getting the best return on your investment, look no further than the garage.

After many years of increased housing values, the trend has begun to reverse – making improvements to your garage is one way to minimize the negative effects of an economic downturn.

“The impact of an organized garage on the value of a home is quite amazing,” says Frank Spano, Vice President of Marketing, Garage Living, Canada’s leading garage specialists. “It makes space more useable and appealing to look at, both in the home and in the garage, thus enhancing its value.”

Getting the clutter out of a home and storing it in the garage in an organized fashion increases living space, which is at a premium in many homes these days. Inside the home, with things less busy and space more abundant, it helps to give the home a roomy, designer appearance and makes life that much easier.

“After the renovation, I realized that there are so many benefits to organizing a garage – not only were we able to get all the clutter off the floor, but we were able to find a place for everything. Now it’s easy to find gardening tools, sports equipment, and pretty much anything we store, but only use periodically – we even have room to park our car,” says Bruce Mann, a client of Garage Living. “And what a difference to the inside of our home; getting things off the floor that were just taking up room, and storing them in the garage, created more space.”

With Garage Living, as little as $1,000 can turn a cluttered garage into a multi-functional room that is organized and clean. It’s almost like putting on a new addition to the home – and it can even increase its value.

“What I didn’t count on was the street appeal,” says Mann. “People today looking to buy a home appreciate the attractiveness and benefits of an organized, functional garage, and are even willing to pay a little bit more. So, should we decide to sell our home, it’ll be one of the more saleable homes in our subdivision.”