When you first purchased your home, there’s no doubt that the addition of a garage factored into the buying decision. Whether you have a brick or wooden garage, outbuildings are often thought of as an extension of your house, thereby making it versatile and useful. For some homeowners, it’s nothing more than a place to park their car safely, whereas others use the space in different ways. Maybe you want to use it for storage, a home gym, a place to work on DIY projects, a studio space, the list goes on and on. But to transform it into something more functional, you need to find a way to maximise the space.
Here are three different ways you can accomplish just that and make sure you take advantage of the full square footage.
Sort Through All Your Belongings in the Garage
To maximise space in the garage, you’re going to have to start with the rather unpleasant task of sorting through every item in there. This is your opportunity to get rid of items you no longer want or need that are just taking up space. You can create three piles – keep, give away/donate and toss. Depending on how full of ‘stuff’ your garage is, this is a process that could take a few hours to a few days or weeks to complete.
Install Ample Storage Solutions
The next step is to then build ample storage space for all the items you are keeping. Garage storage solutions are quite creative nowadays, allowing you to customise the layout. Some of the most common types of storage solutions can include:
- Wall organisers such as hooks or shelves
- Cabinets that look like kitchen or bathroom cabinets (a combination of drawers and cupboards)
- A workbench
- Ceiling or overhead racks and storage
- Magnetic boards
- Pegboards with a hook system
- Floating shelves or standing shelves
Different solutions will work for different items, so you’ll likely want to use a few of these suggestions. You also want to leave the door open to potentially expanding storage in the future.
Start Parking Outside of the Garage
If you want to be able to use the garage in its entirety, it may be necessary to start parking in the driveway instead. The car will take up the majority of the space in the garage, and that may not fit with your vision and how you plan to use the space.
Take This Opportunity to Repair or Update the Garage Door
This is also a great opportunity to have any necessary repairs done to the garage door or its components. If it isn’t working properly, calling in the experts such as Marksman Garage Doors is a simple fix. They offer 24/7 emergency repair services and can even install a new garage door if necessary. You need to be sure that, after all the work you have done to maximise the space, the area is easily accessible with a working garage door.
Using these tips will help you to reimagine how you use the garage and maximise the space it offers.