Many homeowners will simply clean out their garage to remove the clutter and to re-organize their items. However, this is also a great time to upgrade your garage so that it meets all of your needs and is not a constant source of stress. These are some great ways to update your garage this spring.
Install a New Garage Door Opener
In order for your garage to be fully functional for all of your needs, you must be able to open and close the garage door as desired. If you do not currently have a garage door opener or if your garage door opener is on its last leg, installing a new opener is a great idea.
Update the Lighting
Garages are generally dark dreary places. You may avoid spending time in the garage because of how shadowy the area is, and these shadows could also affect functionality. You can remove the single overhead light that is usually installed in a garage at the time the home was built. Replace the single light with a series of tube lights throughout the space. This can remove most of the shadows in the garage to make the space more functional.
Organize Your Space
Garages tend to generally get more cluttered and disorganized over time. After all, your belongings may not all have a home, and you may toss additional items on top of the existing items in the garage. When you spring clean your garage this season, invest in organizational features. This could be something as simple as a shelving system with portable storage bins. It could also be something as elaborate as a full wall of built-in cabinets.
Upgrade Your Flooring
If your garage is like many others, the flooring is bare concrete, and it may have a few stains on it from paint, motor oil and other elements. This can detract from the look of your garage. Applying a new finish to the floor can improve its look and make this space more comfortable to spend time in.
Think about Entertainment
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Regardless of how you use your garage, you want your time in this space to be enjoyable. Consider installing a small wall-mounted TV or a sound system in this space. When you are working in the garage on various projects, these features can make the time fly.
Your garage may be a dusty, dreary storage space crammed with items right now, but you can easily turn things around. By following these upgrading tips, you can make your garage the envy of your neighbors.