When it comes time to upgrade our homes, the attention is always in areas where most of our time is spent, i.e., the kitchen, living room, bedrooms, etc. Most people overlook their garages because it is often an afterthought.
An upgraded garage can offer more storage and make it a space that’s lives up to its full potential. Below we look at five upgrades you should consider for a garage.
Epoxy Flooring is Worth the Effort
Most garage floors are cringe-inducing, to say the least, so it is the first place to start your upgrade. If the garage floor isn’t cracked with malformations sealing it with epoxy is a great idea. Plus, in the world of professional car collectors and restoration experts epoxy flooring reigns supreme. The reason being is that it is easy to clean and does not get stained. So, it continues to look clean even after an oil change.
Overhead Ceiling Storage
Our garages are often the place which houses everything from summer clothes to equipment reminiscent of last year’s exercise fad. If your garage has the appearance of a bloated warehouse, then it may be time to consider ceiling storage.
If you already have shelves on the wall, then the only place to go is up. The good news is that you’ll only spend around $100 and it will cost just a weekend of work to put up sturdy ceiling storage. However, you will want to be cautious when starting such a project since it is important to have enough room for the garage door to open completely. Also, the bins don’t need to weigh more than a couple of pounds each.
Garage Door Upgrade
Everyone coming to your home sees the garage door first. That’s why if you want to make a great impression, consider changing the door. The good news is that there are literally hundreds of options to choose from, so finding one shouldn’t be difficult.
Make the Garage Door Smart
Many garage doors are smart, but if yours is not, you can upgrade the opener to a smart one. A smart garage door can be opened via an app on your phone so as long as the WiFi is working. You can also open the door remotely from another location and check if it isn’t being tampered with when on vacation.
We all face storage issues, and so it is an ongoing struggle to keep the garage organized. So, investing a little will certainly go a long way. While you may have cabinets, you will want to throw in some heavy-duty ones for the heavy stuff.
Heavy-duty cabinets are built to last with caster wheels which makes moving them easy. A cabinet or two should be more than enough for most standard size garages depending on what you want to store.