Your garage can be a sanctuary where you go to unwind or work on various projects…or it could be a disaster zone everyone avoids. If you’re unhappy with your garage, you could be missing out on a great opportunity to turn it into a usable space. Turn things around with a few innovative garage-improvement ideas you can incorporate yourself.
Make Things Mobile
Many functionality issues in your garage may be due to the inability to pick up and move the furniture cluttering the space. An enormous tool chest, for example, might better suit your needs if you could easily move it to accommodate a new vehicle or large project.
An easy solution to this problem is to install large casters on heavy items. Heavy-duty casters can easily accommodate heavy items in your garage, making them mobile for your convenience. Adding casters to certain items could make your garage space much more flexible.
DIY New Storage Systems
Garage functionality is all about smart storage. Creating new storage systems that make maximum use of the space you have can transform your garage overnight. Thanks to the internet, there are a plethora of great DIY storage ideas at your fingertips. Try any of the following to organize your space:
- Install a slatted wood wall with adjustable hooks to hang tools, gardening supplies, cords and other items.
- Use glass jars to organize small things, such as screws and nails, in a way where you can easily see and find them.
- Invest in a few pegboards to hang up your tools in a neat, efficient, organized and space-saving way.
There is no end to the number of storage solutions available if you know where to look. Many of them are projects you can easily do yourself with a few basic tools and materials.
Create a Welcoming Space
Once you’ve modified and stored things to make your garage more functional, think about what you want to space to be. Will you use your garage mainly to store your car, or are you looking for a space to play with the band? Customize your garage with furniture, rugs, workbenches and other equipment to match your specific needs.
Your garage doesn’t have to look like everyone else’s. You have the opportunity to turn it into the perfect space to work, play, build or relax. Visualize your perfect space. Then, buy or DIY the items to make that space a reality. You can come to love your garage with imagination and a little elbow grease.