Making Your Garage “Space” Effective

Making Your Garage “Space” Effective
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    We torture, overstuff, and under appreciate our garages on a daily basis.

    And while we use them frequently, very few people are actually happy with the state of their garage.

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Follow these tips to get your garage in tip top shape. Let’s get to work!

  1. Perhaps the most important first step, before renovating your garage, is eliminating all the extra stuff you keep, but don’t use. Try throwing away or donating unused, broken, or old items. It’s amazing how much less overwhelmed you will feel with less stuff crowding your life and your garage
  2. Flooring Update: Get rid of that ugly, cracked concrete floor in your garage! It’s time to add some style and class to your garage. Epoxy and modular floorings are great for anyone hoping to step up their garage flooring game. Epoxy is slip and water resistant; that means you can actually increase the safety level of your garage. This is perfect for families with small children or older adults. Decide on a specific color scheme and stick to it. Epoxy flooring is a great way to add a pop of color into your garage’s theme. Later on in this article, you will see where else you can incorporate color into your garage.
  3. Get everything up and off the floor. Many times people don’t utilize the wall space they have available in their garage. Use shelving and overhead storage racks to take advantage of wall and ceiling space. Shelving systems with hook systems below help you to take the most advantage of your space. By getting everything up and off the floor, you’ll finally be able to park the car in the garage again. There are many shelving systems that can be installed with as little as a stud finder and screw driver.
  4. Have bare walls? Add a fresh coat of paint. It’s amazing how much a light color can make a room seem bigger. Stick with neutral colors to improve the resale value. This is a great time to keep with the color theme you have implemented with both cabinets and flooring.
  5. Add flare with cabinets. There are cabinets for literally every style. Choose features to go with your cabinets that go well with your family’s lifestyle. Keep with your common color theme that you have already established with flooring and the new paint coat you have put on the walls.  Have someone who slams the door shut? Try a slow shutting feature. If you have children, try a lockable cabinet. If you have changing needs, try a cabinet brand that has adjustable shelving.
  6. Update Lighting. If you have poor lighting in your garage, try adding additional lighting. Having a brighter space will make spending time in your garage more enjoyable. More light even means that you can get things done in your garage even when it is dark outside.

Using these tips when you update your garage? Already got your garage organized? Show us your space in the comments section below.

Written by Stephanie Hanson. Monkey Bar Storage is a garage storage and organization company serving homeowners in the US and Canada. They provide their customers with custom garage shelving, cabinets, overhead storage racks, and flooring options.

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