When you think about renovating your house to increase your property value or make life easier, it’s easy to forget about the garage space. After all, the garage is where you park your vehicle at the end of a long day and store your lawnmower, tools, and maybe a bicycle.
But all too often, the garage ends up being cluttered with useless junk and stuff you just can’t get yourself to get rid of or sell off in a garage sale. But these days, doing a total garage renovation has plenty of advantages, the least of which is making your home a more organized place.
From creating a sophisticated woodworking shop to transforming the space into an extra living room, the opportunities for getting your garage’s act together are seemingly endless. All it takes is a little imagination and effort.
According to a new article, if you’re the type to feel a pit lodge in your stomach every time you enter into your disaster of a parking space, it could be time for a total garage renovation. A makeover could be as easy as creating new organization systems such as wall-mounted shelving and investing in made-in-the-USA custom overhead garage storage racks so that you have more room for your vehicle.
However, a makeover might involve a comprehensive renovation that will transform your garage into an entirely new and attractive space. For instance, the garage could be the perfect solution if you’ve been dying to build your own home gym or a new living room.
When you’ve finally decided what you want to do with your “parking spot,” you should consult a reputable contractor, or if you know how to DIY (do it yourself), you can get started immediately.
That said, here are some great garage renovation ideas to make your life a lot easier and even more fun.
Some experts suggest that at the very least, you take the time to turn a messy garage into a fresh one by engaging in a reorganization and also adding a new coat of paint to the walls.
You can then install decorations that will match the new color scheme. When finally, your garage is organized, you should have lots of room left over for DIY projects.
The DIY Workshop
Speaking of DIY, you can renovate your garage so you have room for DIY supplies, a desk, and many handy tools. If you locate a helpful tutorial such as those available on YouTube, you will likely find all the knowledge you need to get the job done right the first time.
If you want to take the extra step, you can go from a DIY space to a home office.
Looking to make some extra cash? Why not consider turning your garage into an Airbnb vacation rental? You can start by clearing the garage out, refinishing the walls, adding new lighting, a small bathroom, and even a kitchenette. Then you can bring in a new couch, a bed, some plants, and more.
Once you’re finished, you can advertise your new rental unit on the Airbnb site. Keep in mind that the overhead roll-up garage door will provide plenty of natural light for the space, which will be a plus for guests.
Total Garage Makeover
Sometimes you just need to start from scratch. A cluttered, messy garage is no exception, and that’s why you might want to consider a total garage makeover. One cool idea is to install new flooring, plus you can add pegboard wall organizers and shelving. You can also invest in overhead storage racks.
When the makeover is completed, you will be amazed at how much room you have left over for other things like a man cave or a woodworking bench.
Boost Your Garage’s Personality
Maybe you consider your garage to be utilitarian in nature, and function over fashion is the usual motto for your garden variety suburban garage. But there’s no reason why you can’t take a creative look at the space and make it over into something that better suits your personal style.
You can add fun colors, new flooring, and wall finishes. If you’re into old cars, you can even transform your home garage to mimic the mechanic’s garage of yesteryear. You can spend hours tinkering with your vintage vehicle while listening to some Elvis Presley.
Later on, you and your friends can enjoy a drink at the new bar you’ve installed in the back.