When you decide to upgrade your garage, the first thing you must know is how you look at the space. Do you look at your garage as a storage room, carport, or workshop? You should also know if you enjoy workspaces with organized piles or everything in its place. No matter how you see the area, there are four fun ways every homeowner can upgrade their garage.
Believe it or not, storage is scientific, and the best system uses placement and movement to conquer clutter. Shelves are great, but for little items, drawers are better. Don’t forget to use racks on the ceiling, and for large bins or boxes, consider using tool box wheels for easy movement.
For people that like a pristine garage floor, mats are the perfect solution. Not only are the protection pads affordable, but they come in a variety of patterns and colors. Best of all, if something gets spilled on the mat, it wipes right up.
If you love spending time in your garage, lights are a must. Although garage lights were once limited to fluorescent fixtures, there are dozens of light settings now available. Install fixtures where you spend time, overhead, and under cabinets to increase overall illumination.
Although most people believe they are limited to three walls of storage, there is actually a fourth – the ceiling. Install racks for bikes, hanging shelves for holiday decorations, and hooks for unused luggage. You can even find cargo nets for sports equipment and slings for small watercrafts such as kayaks.
Upgrading your garage space can be fun if you understand how you use the area and how it could better fit your needs. For most people, putting in racks, increasing lighting, and adding wheels to garage boxes can make the area more efficient.