CHATEAUGUAY – Santa’s mailbox is already overflowing with letters from not-so-little kids. The Baby Boomers have grown up. While little Timmy used to ask for a go-cart, big Tim now wants more profits for his custom home building business!
Since Santa’s pretty busy with requests from the “under 10” age group, that doesn’t mean builders like Tim will be disappointed this year. The team at Proslat has taken on the role of Santa’s Helpers and developed ways for builders to enhance their projects to gain bigger profits.
Better Garages = Better Profits
To achieve more revenue in a home, experts at Proslat encourage builders to maximize the untapped space in a garage. In most cases the largest single space in the home, the garage represents a way for innovative builders to create a custom space that homebuyers will salivate over.
“A homebuyer can either quickly walk through an empty garage or stop dead in their tracks when they see one that’s stocked with amazing organizational items,” says Eric Letham, president and CEO of Solutions Murales Proslat, Inc. “Taking an empty garage and transforming it into a storage area ready to take on tools, sports equipment and hobby supplies connects with homebuyers.
“When they see that a builder has thought ahead to where their family can store kayaks, sleds, and golf clubs, the home sale becomes much easier. At the same time, profits increase for the builder.
“We’ve seen that when a builder invests about $1,100 in PVC slatwall and accessories, metal shelves and a ProRack system, they can easily increase the home’s selling price by $5,000.”
Home Buyers REALLY Want Garage Storage
The 2019 “What Home Buyers Really Want” report sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders tells the real story of how valuable storage systems can be in garages to home buyers. Out of 175 offered home features, consumers showed what was essential to their home purchase decisions. And garage storage ranked at 85 percent importance — tied for fifth place.
“No matter what age the homebuyer is, they know they have ‘stuff’ that needs to be moved and stored,” says Letham. “Homebuyers are looking for storage solutions. For years they’ve specifically asked for large master bedroom closets, pantries and cabinet spaces.
“The garage is the next logical way to offer organized storage for a family’s collection of items. Builders who are savvy enough to recognize this fact can definitely increase their profits by offering a variety of wall and ceiling storage options.”
Garage solution products offered to builders from Proslat include slatwall, cabinets, racks and lifts. Designed to be attractive, dependable and versatile, Proslat products are made with durable materials. To ensure the highest level of quality, the products are tested by independent third parties for impact, life cycle, extreme temperatures, strength and load, and sustainability. A lifetime warranty is offered on all products.
Based in Canada, Proslat manufactures a wide variety of slatwall, cabinets, racks, flooring and lifts for both residential and commercial settings. For more details, visit www.proslat.com or call 888-691-2944.