Who needs garage makeover ideas? I have 4 ideas to share on renovating your space to suit your home’s needs.
It’s quite interesting to see how different the garage makeover ideas of various households and families can be. Some families do all they can to refine the space and make it into an extra room, adding a small bar section, sofas, and maybe even a television for indulgence. Others use it as a place to store utilities, such as the cat litter tray, a freezer, laundry utilities, and more. Some, just some, may even use the space to park their vehicle.
Most, of course, use their garage to store odds and ends. It’s not uncommon for garage space to become the unofficial storage area of a household, and if that’s not the case, to begin with, it will be over time. This is why it’s important to think of renovating your garage space for good. Perhaps doing so could increase the value of your home, help you save money on your car insurance by using a locked door to keep your car safe at night, and of course, generally provide you with more utility or extra space you can use for a range of purposes.
Let’s get started with the Garage Makeover Ideas
Organize Your Storage
Organizing your storage is an essential effort in clearing and using your garage again. This is because most of us have an unwarranted amount of stuff lining the shelves and stacked on top of one another within.
It’s good to separate some of the items you have into different categories. Perhaps you’ll run a yard sale and get rid of most of your unnecessary items. Perhaps you could donate a good amount of that to charity. Maybe you can reupholster certain stored items, or give them to family members. Or, perhaps you can put them into long-term storage in your basement or attic.
Using a large storage shelving unit, you can run all of your items along the side of one wall in clear but sturdy plastic boxes. This way, you can make sure that everything is labeled correctly and you have access to everything you own, clearing up floor space, and allowing you to make further renovations as necessary. Also – additional safety features are important to organize now too, like adding a fire extinguisher in the space or fitting a fire detector.
Remove Unnecessary Infrastructure
Removing unnecessary infrastructure is a key element of making sure your garage space is easy to deal with. Of course, by ‘infrastructure,’ we mean the implements you usually take for granted. Might it be that placing that freezer over to the other side of the room could be better, and give you more room to park?
Do you have unnecessary storage shelves way past their prime? It could be best to get rid of those depending on how much storage you need. Maybe you have odd additions to this space that you never seem to use, such as a foosball or air hockey table in a state of disrepair that you could sell to raise money for your renovation. Little efforts make all the difference. The idea here is to create as much reasonable space as possible so that your floor plan can be properly assigned. Perhaps removing a badly installed bar area the last owner used could give you room for an excellent Tesla Powerwall. The possibilities are more than open in that light.
Restore the Flooring
Restoring the flooring is a great means of replenishing a garage space. Some garages are simply laid with concrete, others may use more refined materials, some may have certain installations that have become disheveled over time depending on what the space was previously used for.
It might be that reinvesting in having this knocked up and replaced can help you start anew, properly flattened, and treated so that it can stay at its best condition for longer.
Hygienic Care Measures
It might seem as though your garage is the place where you can relax in terms of how often you need to clean it. Sure, you might not need to clean this space as frequently as your bathroom, for instance. But it’s good to dust-bust here each week, to implement pest control measures such as laying certain materials that deter pets in the corners of your space, as well as ensuring it’s well ventilated and an air filter can prevent the slow accumulation of dust.
This way, your garage becomes healthier and simply more enjoyable to occupy, for good reason. With this advice, you’re sure to renovate that space for good.
Here are some more Garage Makeover Ideas
- Home Garage Gym Setup
- Easy Heavy Duty DIY Garage Shelf
- Driveway Or Garage To Rent
- Building a Garage and Driveway Paving
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