A person’s garage should be an extension of their home living space, and a valuable asset. In reality, however, most garage interiors are not always the most impressive places to look at.
They are often cramped, messy, and disorganized. If you use yours for things like DIY it may not be your favorite place for such activities as a result.
With a few tips from this article, however, you can transform your garage into something that is much more functional and visually appealing. So if you’re looking for some suggestions, read on because this article can give them to you.
- Upgrade Your Storage Equipment
Having a good system for organizing your belongings will make it easier to find what you need and will keep the space cleaner as a result. You can buy shelves that fit your needs and budget or build them yourself if you are handy. Make the most of corners by putting up corner shelves and putting one above another to increase the storage capacity.
Another great way to organize items in your garage is by using plastic tubs. They are perfect for storing small items like screws, nails or washers. They can be purchased at most home improvement stores and are very affordable. Be sure to clearly label them so you can see the words from afar while you’re working, and place the most-used items closest to you.
If you have a lot of items to store, installing cabinets in your garage is a great option. There are websites that specialize in cabinetry and companies that can build them according to your specifications. It’s also possible to buy overhead storage racks, workspace cabinets, and countertops, and slat wall panels.
- Maximize Your Available Space
If you have the room, section off certain areas for specific activities. You could have a place for storing your tools and another for DIY work. You could create spaces for your hobbies and another area that is designated solely for parking vehicles.
Having these different sections will make it easier to find what you need quickly when working on house projects or doing your favorite pastime.
By including an overhead lofted storage area you can maximize the number of items you’re able to keep in your garage. The same thing applies to using shelves to make the most of your vacant wall space. In return, you’ll have more space for other things.
This is by far the most important tip for making any room better. Start by clearing all of the junk out of your garage first. This way you will begin with a blank canvas and it will be easier to clean.
Then take inventory of what you want in there (e.g., lawnmower, bikes, tools) and get rid of anything you don’t need anymore. If time is a premium (or your energy and motivation are limited) and you’ve separated the space into areas, you could address one section at a time.
Items that are no longer needed should either be donated, thrown out or sold depending on their condition. The last step is to make sure you keep up with the newly organized and maintained garage so that the clutter doesn’t start to build up again.
In turn, you’ll be less likely to trip and slip on things and it will be safer for your children and pets to be there.
- Improve The Lighting
One way to instantly improve the look and feel of your garage is by upgrading the lighting. It’s best to light up everything in the room, including corners and shadows. Installing new LED lighting can really brighten up the space and make it more functional.
In contrast to traditional incandescent bulbs, LED lighting is known for its energy efficiency and long-lasting performance. If necessary, install some spotlighting for when you’re doing close-up tasks.
By making these changes you’ll be able to see what you’re doing better, which will make it easier and safer to work in your garage. You’ll also find it easier to work when there is low light, for instance during the evenings. You may also wish to consider having some outside lighting installed so you can easily see when coming and going at night.
The end result of all these different tips is the same: you’ll end up with a more organized, clean, and tidy workplace that is also safer to work in.
Thanks to some time, effort, and financial investment you’ll be happier than ever to use the garage workspace and it will remain a valuable building.