If you are planning on moving and selling your home, now is the perfect time to make some home improvements. Not only will home improvements help your home sell for a higher price, but they also will make it show better during potential buyer tours and open houses. When it comes to making improvements, any way you can create more space and also make your space look newer and nicer will greatly increase the value of your home. One innovative way to begin making home improvements is to build a detached garage on the property. This is a way to add on square footage to your property without physically adding onto your home. A detached garage can be used for many purposes and is a great way to differentiate your home from others on the market. Read on to learn more about detached garage plans and 4 other home improvements that are good to make before moving.

Build a Detached Garage with Behm Design Garage Plans

A detached garage is a great way to add value to your property. At Behm Design, we provide homeowners with a plethora of garage plans so they can have many different options. Our plans come in various styles and sizes, creating an option for everyone! Whether you want a small one-car garage or a garage with an upstairs apartment, we have an option for you. When it comes to a detached garage, it can do a lot more than just park cars. See below for a list of ways to use your detached garage:

  • Home gym
  • Home office
  • Art studio
  • Upstairs apartment for renters or visiting family and friends
  • Extra storage space
  • Sports watching den
  • Home yoga studio
  • Game room
  • Place to store garden tools and equipment
  • Workshop

The best part of a detached garage is that it can be used for so many different things. As potential buyers tour your home, they will already begin to imagine what they would do with the space. Begin the process now by contacting your local planning/zoning department to learn about any rules or regulations with regard to detached garages. Then, head to the Behm Design website and pick the garage plans of your dreams.

Kitchen Remodel

The kitchen remodel is one home improvement that can greatly increase the value of a home. Often homeowners have not updated their kitchen since moving in. This could mean the kitchen is very outdated. Start by replacing all the appliances. Make sure that all appliances are matching. Stainless steel appliances have become a popular staple in modern kitchens. If you don’t have a big remodeling budget, simply replacing the appliances is a great start. Other popular kitchen renovations include replacing cabinets and counter tops, redoing the flooring, and investing in built-in lights. Homeowners will often replace the sink and potentially add an island for more counter top space. Potential buyers generally want a renovated kitchen as a prerequisite for their new home.

Bathroom Renovations

At Behm Design, we provide homeowners with garage plans for detached garages. Read on to learn about home improvements to make before moving.

Photo by Sidekix Media on Unsplash

Another common home improvement made before a house goes on the market is renovating the bathrooms. Just like the kitchen, bathrooms can become easily outdated. Start with the master bathroom and then work your way to the other bathrooms in the house. Here are some common bathroom renovations to make:

  • New vanity
  • Separate shower from bathtub
  • New floor
  • Recessed lighting 
  • Added storage space
  • New sink
  • New toilet
  • Large shower with 2 shower heads
  • Added window or skylight

As you can see there is a lot of work that can be done in the bathroom! Your home will show much better on the market if the bathrooms have been redone. Just like the kitchen remodels, a bathroom remodel is often a prerequisite for buyers.


Getting your whole house repainted is a great improvement to make before moving. This will freshen up the look of your home and help it to show better. If you have rooms that are painted various colors, it can be a good idea to repaint everything white. Homes with white or neutral colored walls are more appealing to potential buyers. Painting before moving is a big task! If you have room in the budget, consider hiring a professional to get the job done.

Replace Flooring

Last but not least, a good home improvement to make before moving is to replace the flooring in your home. If you have carpets and it’s been years since you’ve replaced them, now is the time. If you have hardwood floors, it’s also a good idea to get them refinished. Think about things from a buyer’s perspective. Would you want to buy a house with stained carpets or scratched hardwood floors? Newly replaced or refinished flooring will be a great selling point for your home.

Ready to Pick Garage Plans?

Are you ready to put your house on the market and move? Before you do that, take the time to make some home improvements. This can help increase the value of your home and make it more appealing to potential buyers. A good place to start is by adding a detached garage to your property. At Behm Design, we provide you with garage plans so that you can easily get the garage of your dreams built on your property. From one-car garages, to four-car garages, to garages big enough to hold an automotive lift, we have plans for garages of all different sizes! Our garage styles range from traditional to modern and everything in between. The process is easy. Simply pick out the plans you like and you’ll receive a PDF and a hard copy version. This garage will add square footage to your home and gives future buyers a chance to be creative with the space. Other home improvements that can help add value to your house are kitchen and bathroom remodels, painting, and replacing the flooring. For more information about garage plans and how a detached garage can help your home sell, contact Behm Design today!