A garage is meant to be primarily a storage place for your vehicles, lawnmower, bikes, and other large outdoor items. However, so many people use only for storage and can’t get the proper use out of it. With a packed garage, your car suffers during the winter and it becomes incredibly difficult to find items you need. If this is the case for you, here are some tips for remodeling your garage.
Take Everything Out
When remodeling your garage, the first thing you should do is take every item out of the garage and go through everything. This is the perfect opportunity to toss unnecessary junk that has been sitting in your garage and taking up a ton of space.
Take Advantage of Ceiling and Walls
Once you have sorted through your belongings, it’s important that you return them in an organized manner. The best way to take up the least amount of space possible is to take advantage of the ceiling and walls. There are shelves and racks you can get that you can then hang up on your walls and ceiling. Also, if you are someone who owns a Jeep Wrangler, you can easily hang up your hardtop on the ceiling when you want to drive with the top down. Utilizing the walls and ceilings will clear up space in your garage so you can actually fit a Jeep Wrangler and perhaps another vehicle inside.
Install New Lighting or a Window
An additional upgrade to your garage that can make a big difference is adding new lighting or installing a window. Quality lighting is helpful for finding items stored in your garage and is even more helpful for doing repairs on your vehicle. A window can also let in some sunlight—which can, in turn, prevent mold.
Get New Flooring
Another addition you should consider for your garage is new flooring. Brand new garage flooring looks and smells nice; it can actually enhance your garage in a big way. There are various garage flooring options you can choose from. Whether it’s traditional coating or tiles, consider replacing your old, cracked garage flooring.
A helpful tip for remolding your garage is to add insulation. Insulation can keep your vehicle and everyone else in your garage in even better shape over the winter because you can regulate the temperature. Plus, adding insulation brings your garage one step closer to becoming a man cave or a home gym.