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Home Upgrades That Pay Off

Whether you’ve been in your Sacramento home for awhile or you just moved in, it pays off to upgrade your home. However, how you choose to upgrade your home, can make all the difference — meaning there are some upgrades that pay off more than others. Today, we are going to discuss a few upgrades that you should be considering to create a space that you will love.

Keep reading to learn more. However, if you are ready to dive in, visit the Advanced Garage website to learn more about our custom garage cabinets and garage storage systems. We offer solutions to all of your garage and closet storage woes. From our melamine cabinets to durable slatwall and overhead racks, we offer all that you need for the most usable garage in Sacramento. Visit our website to learn more!


When you need to upgrade your home, it can be difficult to know where to start — or what upgrades will actually add value to your home. Today, we are going to discuss nine upgrades to make on your home.


Repainting your home can give it an instant facelift. To choose a modern, new color for your home, it is best to take a gander at the paint section at your local home improvement store or even browse the latest colors on Pinterest. You can choose a different paint color for each room. However, it is also important to think about the flow of your space and how the colors of adjacent rooms look together — this is especially true for an open floor layout.

Pays Off: Paint is a fairly inexpensive investment but it can provide dramatic results.

Install Siding

Installing new siding is a must, especially if your siding has reached the end of its warranty and is damaged. Siding is the first line of defense against the elements and acts as insulation. However, if you notice your energy bills going up or water damage in your interior, you may need to look into new siding. Fiber cement siding is becoming the must-have for homeowners in the Sacramento area and across the U.S. It is extremely durable, and top brands don’t require paint — as paint is baked into the siding itself.

Pay Off: Enjoy a 30 year warranty on most fiber cement siding products

Build a Deck

Who doesn’t love a deck where you can enjoy time with family and friends soaking up the sun? A deck is a great way to seamlessly transition from your indoor space to your outdoor space. What’s more, there are many ways to create a deck area that fits your needs and home aesthetics. Though a deck can cost upwards of ten grand, many homeowners see returns of up to 85%! Start enjoying more fresh air, have more parties or family gatherings, and increase the value of your home — a win-win-win investment!

Pay Off: Profitable return on investment, and an effective and enjoyable way to enjoy more fresh air.

Install a Garage Storage System

Did you know that your garage can store more than just a few garden tools and your vehicles? A garage storage system can “create more space” by better utilizing the space that you have. A storage system will include garage cabinets — customized to fit your space — as well as items like overhead racks and slatwall that allow you to better use your vertical space.

Pay Off: You have a storage system that works for you and is a means of finishing your home — which can up the value of your home significantly when you decide to sell.

Invest in Closet Storage

Sometimes it’s not about having more closet space but knowing how to best use the space you have. The best place to start when you are considering installing a closet storage system is to ask yourself “what do you wish you had more space for?” By installing more closet storage, you can often eliminate the need for storage elsewhere in your home, which can allow you to have more free space for other items. Meet with a closet storage expert, and find out the possibilities for your space.

Pay Off: Enjoy better storage and up the value of your home.

Update the Kitchen

When you update your kitchen there is always a payoff — up to 80%! Updates to consider include appliance updates and aesthetic upgrades. However, if you live in a smaller home in the Sacramento area, it can be more difficult to get a return when you install fancy appliances. When upgrading, you can also consider installing more energy-efficient appliances that can help to cut down on energy costs. This can also help your project pay for itself. Updating your kitchen is always a good idea.

Pay Off: High return on investment and the opportunity to save even more money and up the value of your home.

Replace Your Windows

Your windows do more than just allow you to see the sights outside. They also function as a means of insulation. If you notice your energy costs going up and it’s been awhile since you’ve replaced your home’s windows, there is a good chance that your windows may need some attention. By installing new, better insulated windows, you will enjoy greater creature-comfort as well as a decrease on your heating or cooling bill.

Pay Off: Enjoy a decrease in energy spending and greater comfort in your home.

Modify a Bathroom

You can also consider modifying a bathroom. Like a kitchen upgrade, you can upgrade or replace old functional items of your bathroom as well as upgrade the aesthetic elements of the space . An upgrade to your bathroom can provide a 70% return on investment. Though it can be a good idea to install the latest trendy designs, it is better to choose timeless designs that you will enjoy for a long time and will be attractive to a wide range of buyers if or when you decide to sell your home.

Pay Off: High return on investment, and an easy way to get more enjoyment out of your space.

If you are ready to upgrade your home, talk to the garage cabinet and garage storage system experts of Advanced Garage. We also offer closet storage systems as well. All of our designs are always custom and made to look and function well for years to come. To learn more about the possibilities, get an estimate, or simply talk to a representative, visit our website.