How To Make More Of Your Garage
If there’s one room in any home that a high percentage of people fail to take advantage of, it’s the garage. It’s a room that always gets forgotten about and unused, but it’s a space like any other in your home and it has bags of potential.
If you’ve been blessed with having a property that has a garage attached, the chances are that you might just think of it as an excess storage space – somewhere that you can simply dump all of your unwanted items to keep them out of your home. (Don’t worry, this is a common garage setup, but there’s so much more you can do with that space.)
The fact is that your garage can be so much more than a simple storage space – it has lots of potential for becoming an additional livable space, it’s simply a case of taking advantage of the space that you have and utilizing it.
Wondering how you can go about doing that and what you could do to make more of your garage? Below is a guide to some of the ways that you could take advantage of the additional space that your garage offers you and your family.
Declutter your garage
If you’ve been using your garage as an excess storage space, the first step is to take the time to declutter that space. Take the time to go through your garage clearing out anything that you don’t want or need in the space, so that there’s less clutter in the space.
Should you still have a few items left over, you can always install a small storage box – or storage shelf – in one corner of the room, so that you can keep anything that you don’t want to get rid of neat and tidy and out of the way.
Insulate it and improve the flooring
There are two things that most garage spaces lack it’s effective insulation and proper flooring. Most garages are badly insulated (and as a result feel cold and damp). By insulating your garage, you can make the space a more comfortable place to be, in addition to adding value to your property, of course.
As for the flooring, most garage flooring is simply a concrete layer, which again is not very welcoming or comfortable. There are lots of options to choose from when it comes to your flooring choices, but a great durable and wear resistant option that’s worth considering is epoxy floor coating for the space. This is a low-cost flooring option that can turn your garage into an even more versatile space – so whatever you decide to do with it, you’re covered.
Think about how you might use it
The next step is to think about how you might want to use the space. You might already know what you want to use it for, or you might be unsure but that’s the great thing about this kind of space, it’s super versatile. From offering a great play space for your kids to acting as the perfect office space, there are plenty of options to choose from.
There you have it, a simple guide to how you can make more of your garage space.
Categories: Outside Contributors