Garages so often go to waste. There are so many things you could do with yours, so why not put it to good use?
Give it a Clear Out
The first thing you need to do when the times comes to renovate your garage is to give it a clear out. If you’ve been using the garage as somewhere to store all the stuff that you don’t really want anymore, then this stage of the process might take a long time. There’ll be a lot of junk and clutter in there to clear out. You should try to organise the things you have into three distinct piles.
The first pile should be for the things you want to keep. The second pile can be for the things that you don’t want but might be able to sell. And the final pile should be made up of things that are worthless. This final pile will have to be throw away. And then you can hold a garage sale to get rid of the stuff in the second pile. Finally, give the empty garage a thorough clean.
Focus on Storage
Storage is something that is vital if you want your garage to be functional and organised. It doesn’t make sense to have stuff lying around all over the place in a random manner. Everything should have its right place in the garage. This is the only way to make sure that the garage remains usable and easy to manage. It becomes very difficult to make the garage look good and stay easy to use if there’s not a high level of organisation.
If you’re one of those people who has lots of nuts and bolts, you should buy some louvre panels. These are perfect for keeping small items in. This means that they won’t get lost of mixed up; you’ll know exactly where everything is. If you have cleaning products or anything that contains dangerous chemicals, you should think about buying lockers. This will stop your children gaining access to the dangerous things in there.
Decide on Its New Use
How the garage will look when it’s all complete will depend heavily on what you want to do with it. If you want to use it to store your new car in, you’ll just have to make the space to fit it in. But if you want to turn it into a bit of a DIY hub, you’ll have to make more changes. For example, you might want to think about having electricity power points installed in the garage so you can use power tools in there.
If you have lots of things you want to store in your garage, you need to think carefully about how you’re going to make the most out of the space you have. You should think about installing racks on the wall to hold bikes on, for example. If the garage is going to be used for doing DIY project, you’ll have to install a new workbench as well. This is where all your odd jobs will take place.