If you’re considering upgrading your garage but you’re not sure where to begin then don’t worry, you have definitely come to the right place. Whether you’re looking to make use of the space you have or you want to convert your garage into an extra room, there are lots of ways to carry out an upgrade. From adding extra storage units to installing a new door, you might be amazed at the difference a few small changes can make. With that in mind, here are 5 ways to upgrade your garage:
5 Ways To Upgrade Your Garage
1. Ensure You're Keeping It As Clean And Tidy As You Can
One of the best ways to upgrade your garage is to ensure you’re keeping it as clean and tidy as you can. One of the most common things that happens to those with a garage is it becomes a bit of a dumping ground for the things you no longer want. Whether it’s down to lack of space or sheer laziness, it’s important you’re doing everything you can to stop this from happening. From taking your trash out right away to adding storage units for your belongings, it’s easier than you think. For inspo, check out this guide to keeping your garage clean.
2. Convert It Into An Extra Room
Another great way to upgrade your garage is to think about using it as an extra room, especially if you’re not going to be storing a car in there. Although it may require some insulation and modifications, having an extra room in your house can really increase the amount of space you have. Whether it’s an office or a kids play area, the possibilities are endless. For example, my boyfriend converted his single-car garage into a roomy workshop, where he likes to spend quiet time tinkering with DIY projects for the house.
3. Use It For Storage
If you don’t want to use your garage as a room but you need extra storage space, you might want to consider using your garage for that. Although it may be tempting to store everything in there without a system, having proper storage units will make it much easier to find things. Whether you’re creating a pantry or you want to store larger items, having a system in place will definitely help. Check out this guide to storage units for your garage for more info.
4. Upgrade Your Garage Door
If you feel as though your garage needs a little bit of maintenance, think about upgrading your garage door. Although it can be a bit pricey, the difference it will make will definitely be worth it. Besides, have a look at the infographic from overheaddoors.com, below: the ROI (return on investment) for a new garage door is crazy good! For more information, visit Better Built Door. They are the experts when it comes to garage doors!
5. Invest In A High-Quality Floor
Finally, it might be worth upgrading the flooring in your garage. Whether it’s been used as a storage or your car has been in and out of it, the floor of your garage doesn't have to be lowly cement. According to Family Handyman, plastic snap-together tiles, rollout floor mats and epoxy coatings are just a few of the other flooring options you can choose from for your garage.
Are you thinking about upgrading and / or converting your garage? What are you doing to ensure you get the most out of it? Let us know your thoughts and ideas in the comments below.