Many of the things we do in life have an impact on our homes as our living space adapts to meet our needs. Things like redesigning your garage may come to mind. For instance, if someone in the house is learning to drive, they’ll either be thinking about buying their own car or sharing the family vehicle.
Important Things To Consider When Redesigning Your Garage
In either case, you’ll need an uncluttered and organized space to park, if you don’t want to park on the street (and incur greater insurance costs). Contrary to what some believe, garages don’t have to be cobwebbed, gloomy corners of the house.
If you’re thinking of redesigning your garage, here are five things to keep in mind.
- Consider a new garage door. Why not give your house a facelift with a new garage door? With the safer and stronger doors available today, there are numerous options to choose from that are not only beautiful but also effectively protect the contents inside from the elements outside.
- Lay some new flooring. Flexible tiles that interlock come in a variety of designs and colors and are slip-resistant. They’re easy to fit – just cut to shape, slide into place and secure with the tap of a mallet.
They’re also more resilient to leaks and comfortable underfoot, making them just the right flooring for your garage. Other available options include rollout flooring mats or stains/paints that can be applied directly to the concrete floor.
Things To Remove And Install When Redesigning Your Garage
- Clear the clutter by utilizing clever storage. Use all of the space in your garage by using every wall in the room. Add in a workbench with a slat wall to hang any accessories and tools or put a large storage system in place that will hide any unattractive clutter.
- To escape the gloom, install new lighting. If you’ll be using your garage for DIY projects too, mount long strips of fluorescent lighting to ensure that the whole room is well lit. On the other hand, if you’ll only be using the garage to store your vehicles and want something a little less harsh on the eye, consider installing ceiling spotlights.
- Have some fun! The garage is an extension of your house, so feel free to add some personality! Consider installing a sound system, dartboard or a fridge for extra food and drink storage during the holidays.
Ready to get started redesigning your garage? We love creating spaces that are as unique as our clients, so contact us today at 416.616.8735 or visit our website to schedule a free in-home consultation. While on our site, be sure to check out our transformations page.