Tips to Help You Transform Your Garage
Summer is the perfect time to transform your garage into a functional and organised space. A little bit of effort can go a long way in making your garage more comfortable and convenient to use. This home style article will discuss five tips for transforming your garage this summer!
Transform Your Garage This Summer With These 5 Top Tips
1 – Start by Decluttering Your Garage
Get rid of any items that you no longer use, can reuse or need. This will make it easier to organise the space and will give you a good starting point for your transformation project.
If you have a lot of stuff, consider renting a storage unit to temporarily store items that you don’t use often but don’t want to get rid of. This will free up some much-needed space in your garage.
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2 – Give Your Garage a Good Cleaning
After you have decluttered the space, it’s time to give it a good cleaning. This will help prepare the surface for any painting or other projects that you may want to do. Use a power washer to clean the exterior of your garage. For the interior, sweep and mop the floor and dust all surfaces.
Don’t forget to clean any tools or equipment that you store in your garage. By taking the time to clean your garage now, you can help prevent dirt and grime from building up over time.
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3 – Paint the Walls and Ceiling
One of the quickest and easiest ways to transform your garage is to give it a fresh coat of paint. Choose a light colour for the walls and ceiling to brighten up the space. You may also want to consider painting the garage floor, and any cabinets or shelving that you have in your garage.
If you’re not planning on doing any major projects, painting is a great way to freshen up your garage without spending a lot of money. Painted walls will also make it easier to keep your garage clean since they won’t show dirt and grime as easily as unpainted surfaces.
4 – Create Extra Space by Doing Some Rebuilding
If you’re looking for a more substantial transformation, consider doing some rebuilding to create extra space in your garage. For example, you could add shelves or cabinets along the walls or build a loft area for storage. If your garage has a ‘laundry room’ or ‘utility room’ section within in it, then extra storage will always be a benefit.
If you have a lot of tools and equipment, you may want to install a workbench so that you can have a dedicated space for working on projects. If you want to build a separate space, you can have a look at the likes of oak framed garage kits. They’re usually easy to assemble and will look great.
5 – Add Some Finishing Touches
Once you have decluttered, cleaned, and painted your garage, it’s time to add some finishing touches. Consider adding some lighting fixtures to brighten up the space. Adding a few decorative elements can also help give your garage a more finished look.
You may also want to add an outdoor rug or mat in a certain section of your garage to protect your floor from dirt and stains – for example if you’re garage acts as a laundry room.
If you have an oversized garage you might even consider creating an area dedicated to a hobby like beer or wine making, or your fitness lifestyle, such as a home gym.
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By following these tips, you can easily transform your garage this summer! With a little bit of effort, you can create a more comfortable space and convenient to use. Your converted garage will be the envy of your neighbours! – and a place you want to visit as opposed to shy away from. It might even become your getaway den!
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