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If you haven’t given your garage much attention recently, now is a great time to make some updates. If you truly want to maximize your property, taking advantage of your garage space is a must. Whether you’re someone who likes to tinker on projects, or you simply could use some extra storage space, don’t overlook the potential of your garage to be exactly what you need. If you’re feeling motivated to give your garage a boost, here are some tips to get started:
Make a Game Plan
First things first, how do you currently use this space? Who in your family uses it? What are its most important functions? How would you like to use it? Making a plan ahead of time is key to a successful renovation. Even if you’ll just be making some tiny changes, knowing what you’re trying to achieve is important. Maybe your garage just needs some organization, or perhaps one of your kids would like an extra place to practice a musical instrument. The possibilities are endless, so homeowners should get creative with how they want the space to function.
Assess Your Belongings
Many garages become the storage black holes of our homes. When we’re not sure where to put something, it can ultimately wind up in the garage. After a few years of this, homeowners may find a cluttered garage in need of attention. If you really want to give your garage a fresh start, I recommend going through everything before making any changes. Assess what you want to keep and what needs to go.
Design Your Storage Systems
From there, you’ll have a better sense of just how much storage you really need. Maybe the main function of your garage is a storage space, and you invest in some creative systems to make it work for you and your family. If you’re planning to regularly work on projects in the garage, you’ll likely want a bit more space for a workbench and supplies. There are so many options for garage storage, so once you know what you need to store, do some research on the options available. From storage bins that hang from the ceiling to a magnetic board to hold your tools, homeowners have practically endless storage options.
Update Your Lighting
If you plan to spend time in your garage often, there’s a good chance the lighting could use some updates. Adding some additional lights to the ceiling can help you brighten up the entire space, and adding a light by your workbench can help you see better while you work.
Spruce it Up
Even if your garage is a space for messy home-improvement projects, it still feels nice to work in a space that looks appealing. Consider painting the floor and walls and choose storage systems that have a bit of a design element to them. Of course, it doesn’t need to be fancy, but creating a space that you enjoy being in will help you make the most use of it.
Do you have a garage? How often do you use it? Could you use it more? I’d love to hear your thoughts!