For many people, their garage acts as a cluttered storage unit and nothing else. However, the space is packed with potential.
Whether you want a safe spot to park your car or add a whole other room to your home – there are lots you can do to make the most out of your garage.
With some organization and DIY, you can give it a whole new look.
Purpose of Space
To begin, you need to ask yourself what do you want to use the space for? Are you hoping to convert it into a room, or will its main purpose be a safe place to park your car?
Perhaps you’re looking into buying a new car and want to make sure it fits in the garage. If you’re buying a new car, you can find a vehicle that fits your requirements using a vehicle search.
Whatever you want to do with your garage, make sure you measure the space to assess what can fit and what you can realistically do with it.
The many purposes you may want to use your garage for can bring different challenges and different costs, for example, redesigning your garage into a place to store your car can be done with some simple reorganization and investing into the necessary tools.
However, turning your garage into an extension of your living room will take some major redesigning and this can bring extra costs.
If your main purpose is to create enough space in the garage to park a car, you don’t have to worry about building or conversion costs.
Those will be discussed later. All you need to is organise the space. It’s far too easy for a garage to become cluttered.
Go through what you currently have in there and ask yourself do you really need it?
You’ll realize what you want to keep and what you get rid of. Keep your garage organized with shelves and storage boxes, shelves can be fixed to the walls of your garage and are a great way to make use of vertical space.
Organizing the storage of your garage will help you in the future as it will be much easier to find what you need.
There are many inventive way to maximize storage and improve the way you organize your garage, one way is by adding a magnetic board to the wall, this way you can store nuts and bolts that would usually be lost or left on the floor.
Maybe you want to be more ambitious with your garage. You want it to become an extension of your home.
Converting your garage is much cheaper than building an extension, but there are costs you need to be aware of. These can include the cost of labor, design fees, and planning applications.
These costs will be impacted by how complex your project is and how much work needs doing to the existing space. Be sure to budget accordingly.
You can get a professional to complete the garage conversion for you, this will be more expensive due to the professional labor hours, but this will ensure the conversion is done to a high standard.
Maybe you’d rather take on the project on yourself and save some money. This will depend on your DIY experience and knowledge.
Also, it’s important to remember that there are building regulations and particular task have to be done in a certain way.
Make sure that you have all the tools needed for the job if you choose to do any renovations by yourself, these tools will also make a great new addition to your garage.
You may need expert help at points. Again, it depends on your project and what you want to do with your garage.
Do you have any tips on creating a great garage?