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Give Your Garage a Makeover with These 3 Simple Tips

By Flow Wall
August 3, 2017

If you're like most people, your garage is a haven for your cars, tools, holiday decorations, and really anything else you don't have space for within the walls of your home. Why not take the time to organize your garage and turn it into a space you truly enjoy? Here are 3 things to think about when considering a garage remodel.

  1. Make a Plan

Failing to plan is planning to fail, right? When it comes to a garage makeover, this is definitely the case. Before getting started on your garage renovation, you need to create a plan. Measure your space, determine the types of garage storage solutions you require, and what purpose you'd like the space to serve. Are you in need of extra storage space for your belongings? Or a decked out tool bench? Maybe a small area for your personal gym? Mapping out your space and having a clear vision for it will keep you on track during your remodel and ensure you purchase only what you need to create your ideal garage space.

  1. Ask Questions

Do you need a little extra help getting started? Here are some things to consider and questions to ask to help yourself create a space you'll love:

  • What are you hoping to achieve in the space?
  • How much are you comfortable spending?
  • Is hiring a contractor the best route for your remodel?
  • Will you need space to house your cars?
  • Do you plan to spend a lot of time in your garage?
  • How much storage space do you need?

Before starting your remodel, it's a good idea to go through everything currently stored there and declutter the space—doing so will not only allow you to get rid of items you really don't need, but also help you determine what type of storage you need, and maybe even the purpose you need the space to serve.

  1. Organizational Tips

Organizing your garage is critical not only for developing a space you'll love, but sorting out your belongings in a way that makes them accessible and gives you the amount of space you need. Here are some tips to help you get organized and increase your usable space:

  • Use garage wall systems to allow for easier storage of large yard tools.
  • Paneling works great for hanging hooks, bins, shelves, and cabinets.
  • Take advantage of your ceiling space for hanging bikes, kayaks, canoes, and other large objects.
  • Outline tools hanging on the wall to make finding what you need or identifying what might be missing simple.
  • Utilize soup cans, coffee cans, and other small storage cheats for the safe keeping of nails, screws, sidewalk chalk, golf balls and tees, and other small items.
  • Remove the doors from cabinets to give yourself a place to store items for display or decoration while keeping things functional.
  • Set aside different portions of your garage for the storage of specific items to remove the guesswork of storage.

Find Your Ideal Storage Building your ideal garage that is both functional and beautiful should be your ultimate goal. Use these 3 tips to help you get started and make sure you don't overlook any aspect of your new garage remodel.