It comes as no surprise that a spacious garage is included on the list of features that buyers want most in a home. However, for those going through the custom home building process, they expect this space to offer more than just shelter for vehicles.
Here are 5 features that today's high-end homebuyers want in a garage:
1. Space to accommodate 3+ vehicles.
Considering that very few homes in Central Florida have basements, the garage has become the go-to storage space for most homeowners. Therefore, even if homeowners only own 2 cars, they want the extra garage space to accommodate their storage needs. For this reason, the demand for 3-car garages nationwide is increasing.
2. Garage doors that contribute to the home's curb appeal.
Curb appeal plays an important role to today's homeowners as they want their properties to stand out and make a positive impression. The garage door is an area that should be given some attention, especially with homes that feature front-facing garages.
Some of the most popular garage door trends for 2016 include oversized garage doors, the use of materials such as faux wood, the use of bold colors, and doors that feature larger windows.
3. Smart garages.
We've talked smart home features, the garage should be included on this list. Smart garage doors allow homeowners to control the garage doors from a smartphone or tablet device. Since this can be controlled remotely, this capability gives homeowners the peace of mind that they didn't leave their garage door open.
4. Insulated garage doors.
While we're not as concerned about keeping the heat inside of our Central Florida homes during the winter months, we do want to make sure that our homes stay cool during the hotter months. Taking advantage of an insulated garage door can help you to maintain a comfortable temperature inside your home year-round. Improved insulation in your garage door can also help to form a sound barrier for outside noises surrounding your home.
5. Reliable garage doors.
Historically, garage doors have required some maintenance to keep them operating smoothly. However, as technology has advanced, more homeowners would prefer to not have to deal with this regular maintenance. Therefore, investing in a quality garage door that features the latest equipment can help to minimize the amount of maintenance needed and malfunctions in general.
If you take a look at our online portfolio, you'll see that our team at Empire Custom Builders is very experienced in building properties with spacious garages.
Please contact us to learn more about the latest garage trends in custom homes.