Garage and Pathways That Get Noticed

Garage and Pathways That Get Noticed


This article is part of our ongoing home construction specification plan series.

Assembling a Home Construction Specification Plan — Spec Plan R: Garage, Pathways

Not many people who are building a new home take into consideration the eventual resale value of their property. Likely, you’re planning to spend many years enjoying your new home, possibly staying in it well past the years when your children have grown and left home.

Of course, our plans are often subject to change as a job transfer, different housing needs or changes in family status can weigh in. Almost suddenly, your home is on the market and you’re looking to obtain top dollar for it.

To ensure the best resale value for your home, two areas of consideration include your pathways and your garage. Both can play an important role in providing enhancing a buyer’s first impression of your home as well as deliver plenty of satisfaction for you right now.

The Garage — No matter whether you choose a two or three car garage, you’ll want to make sure that this area of your home is used properly. Assuming that the garage will house your vehicles, the remaining room can be used for storage, particularly for bikes, lawn equipment, a workbench, and more. You’ll get great use from this space while potential buyers will see usable “living” space.

The Pathways — Will you choose asphalt or concrete for your driveway? How about stone or brick? The look of your driveway can make all of the difference for your home with some materials providing many years of rock solid durability. Materials for your driveway can be used for the front and side paths as well as a rear patio area.

Finally, with your garage you can add value to the home by choosing special garage doors which improve your home’s appearance. Distinctive wooden carriage doors with either a swing, fold or slide look are popular and add to the character of your home.


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Matthew C. Keegan

Matt Keegan is a freelance writer and editor as well as publisher of "Matt's Musings", his personal blog. Matt covers campus, consumer, business and financial topics on various websites and blogs, and has been published in the "Houston Chronicle", "Sam's Club Magazine" and "Wisconsin Golfer".