A garage can often be a somewhat neglected part of the home. It’s the place where we store a lot of items and keep our car. It’s not always somewhere that we pay a lot of attention to. However, failing to look after your garage can ensure that it starts to look less than desirable.
Sure, a garage is a great place to store items we don’t use very often but it also needs to be looked after.
Here are some tips that will help you to upgrade your garage so it’s a nicer place to be:
Store your Items on the Wall
If you have boxes piled up everywhere and a tub of tools laying around you may want to re-think your storage. Store all of your items on the wall. Put up some shelved and decide where you want everything to go.
Getting your things off the floor will not only make the garage tidier but it will ensure you can find what you need, when you need it.
Install a Folding Workbench
There are some very nice work benches out there but they can take up a lot of room. Why not make or purchase a wall-mounted workbench that can be folded up? Once folded up against the wall the workbench could hide your tools. It will also mean you’re less likely to lose your tools as you know they all need to be stored behind the workbench.
Make sure you can collapse the legs easily when you don’t need them so they too can be stored out of the way.
Paint or Replace your Garage Door
If your garage door looks a little worse for wear you may want to consider painting its exterior. A nice new coat of paint can make all of the difference and it can help to protect the door. If your garage door is damaged it will need to be replaced. The good news is garage doors come in many different shapes and sizes so you’re likely to find at least one you like.
A new garage door can help your whole garage to look completely different. You may want to consider opting for a door that has built-in windows or a door that is simply in better condition.
Use Different Areas of your Garage for Different Things
Make your garage even more organized by using different areas for different things. Use one part of the garage to store you car and another part to store your tools. You may also want to use one area for storing things you don’t use very often and another area for your sports equipment. Dividing up the different areas can ensure that your garage stays organized.
Add More Lighting
Garages can often be pretty dark places but here’s where more lighting can make a real difference. Add some LED lights that help you to see all four corners of your garage. Your garage may need to be lighter if you tend to store a lot of things in there. Just make sure every area is lit well and you’re less likely to fall over a box on the floor.
Consider Storing Things on the Ceiling
While you may be happy to store things on the floor and even on the walls, chances are the ceiling will be pretty bare. There will be a lot of unused space on your ceiling to why not install some brackets and contains that can slide nicely onto them? Just make sure there’s enough room for the garage door to open. You should, ideally, be able to access the boxes, should you need to when the door is open.
You may also want to consider labeling the boxes so you know exactly what’s in them. Store items that you don’t use very often such as camping equipment and food containers.
As you can see, there are some relatively easy ways for you to upgrade your garage. The good news is you do not have to spend a lot of money making it a better place to be. Installing a folding workbench, storing your items on the wall or the ceiling can make a real difference. Add some more lighting and use different areas of the garage for different things. Your garage can look so much better in no time at all.