For many of us, our garages become the catch-all of items from seasonal storage items to clothing that needs to be donated. Consequently, the garage becomes more of a storage area than a workshop. Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to transform your garage from a place where discarded home items go to a workshop you can be proud of.
Garages tend to be a dumping ground. Everything from broken tools, to holiday decorations get stashed in the garage. Start your garage transformation by decluttering. Take everything out and start sorting. Create a trash pile, donate pile, and a grouping of items that will need to find a place back in the garage.
Once you have donated and taken a trip to the trash, you can start sorting what is left. Place “like” items together such as sporting equipment, lawn tools, bikes, and beach items. Knowing how much you have left that needs to go back into the garage will help you in your organization.
There are hundreds of bins, hooks, and shelving units that you can install to help get your remaining garage items up and off the floor.
Find storage that can accommodate the items that you have. The combination of hanging and wall storage is quite amazing. The more you can combine like items and keep them organized together, the less cluttered your garage will get.
Paint the Walls and Ceiling
Take the time before you start setting up your workspace or workshop to paint the interior of your garage. A simple white palette can brighten and lighten the area. It will also give you a good background to start mounting your storage units on the walls and ceiling.
If your plan is to turn your garage into a workspace that may include use of chemicals, oil, and machinery, it may be a good idea to consider epoxy flooring. This type of flooring is durable, stain and heat resistant, and exceptionally easy to clean and maintain.
Epoxy flooring also has a high level of shine that allows for a brightness to a usually dark area of your home.
Create the Space You Want
Whether you are hoping for a space to work on your cars, build and create, or maybe even have a crafting area, your garage can be a great area to clean out and transform. With a little bit of elbow grease and some professional painting and organizing, your garage can change in just a few short days from a dumping ground of household items, to a space you are proud of.
Talk to our specialists about the type and techniques you may need to use for both painting and epoxy flooring in your garage workshop.