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Turn Garages Into a Selling Point
Nascent Storage Systems is helping custom home builders make the garage as unique and aesthetically appealing as the rest of the homes they build.
Nascent Storage Systems is helping custom home builders make the garage as unique and aesthetically appealing as the rest of the homes they build. Offering a suite of customizable cabinets and work centers in two product divisions — the Custom Line, designed for heavy-duty, heavy-weight storage, and the lighter Builder Line for “casual hobbyists” — Nascent systems transform the garage into an attractive space.
“A lot of the time when you have houses that exceed $500,000, the garage tends to be the ugliest part,” says Todd Glowka, vice president of Canyon Creek Homes in Austin, Texas, which recently used Nascent systems in its spring home showcase. “They’re three- and four-car garages with a lot of space that can be well-utilized while providing beauty and functionality. Now the same attention to detail and professionalism customers see when they walk into our homes doesn’t stop at the garage.”
Glowka points to the quality of finishing and materials, the ease of retrieving items, and the ability to leave more uncluttered and flex space within the home as the systems’ best features. He says the product garnered a lot of interest and helped add value to the showcase home, which sold for $800,000. In the future, Canyon Creek will offer installation of Nascent systems to customers at contract signing and might build the systems into unsold spec homes as an additional selling point.
Nascent has alliances with four custom home builders and is working on agreements with two others. Call 512/266-6755 for product and partnership information.