Many complicated home remodeling projects can grab our attention. Therefore, why not turn your attention instead to simple improvements that can deliver fantastic results in a short amount of time.
With these five easy ideas, you can turn your home garage into your favorite room in the house.
- Clean Floors Create Inviting Environments
Regardless of how messy a room is, if the floor remains clean and tidy, the rest of the environment seems less cluttered as well. One way to achieve such results is through installing epoxy floors. By coating the flooring in your garage with a high-quality epoxy sealant, you establish a surface that becomes stain resistant, water repellant and effortless to clean.
- Take Time to Purge
Garages tend to hold a lot more than the family vehicle, becoming a storage area for decades worth of belongings. Ask for help from friends, rent a dumpster, and set aside time to go through your treasures to finally identify what should be kept, donated, or dumped. This reduction of clutter will open up previously used spaces that can now be used for hobbies, fitness, or professional pursuits.
- Install Smart Storage Solutions
Before putting your belongings back into the garage, look to walls and ceiling for storage space instead of the floor. Invest in specialized systems to hang bicycles from the ceiling, or to hold long pieces of lumber safely and neatly. On the wall, place hooks and hangers to keep your yard tools accessible and ready to use when needed. Making use of space that was untapped in the past helps to maintain a safe and tidy garage.
- Give Cabinets and Counters a Second Life
It can be easy to find used cabinets and countertops, which may no longer look great in a kitchen but are ideal for the garage. Excellent amenities for crafts and woodworking, these unwanted items can find a repurposed life in the home garage, keeping tools and supplies stored behind doors and drawers. Custom options can also be contracted to fit your space in the exact manner that you desire.
- Take Ownership of Space and Design
Depending on the size of your garage, you may be able to satisfy multiple needs. Once you have designated areas for the car and storage, claim ownership and creative control over the spaces that can be used by others in the family. Through strategic planning and organization, dance studios, home offices and painting workshops can coexist in harmony.