Once we get used to hibernating over the winter, the lovely weather of spring always seems to sneak up on us. Once the seasons finally change, many of us find ourselves scrambling to decide which project to tackle first—the attic or the garage, painting or landscaping—how could you possibly choose? Well, the process starts with planning and focusing on one project at a time. So, let’s focus on the garage with these tips for remodeling your garage.
Make It Easy on Yourself to Stay Organized
Our garage is home to many different items—lawnmowers, snowblowers, landscape equipment, bicycles, tools, and more. Storing items like landscaping equipment and lawnmowers in the garage makes perfect sense, but most garages find themselves packed with other things. So, there are two ways to make your life easier.
First and foremost, have you heard of spring cleaning? Good. Once the weather gets nice, spend part of your weekend cleaning the garage and tossing anything that hasn’t been used in years. Once you’ve gotten rid of excess stuff, you should start incorporating what’s called vertical storage, which is simply a fancy term for storage on shelves and walls. Basically, the point is to get items that don’t need to be on the floor, off the floor.
Insulate and Paint the Walls
“Your garage door is the biggest door in your home;” sound familiar? Probably because it’s true. Regardless, if the walls in your garage are open or drywalled, you should have insulation on all the walls for multiple reasons. First, you’ll save on energy costs, and second, if you work in your garage a lot, insulation will help by maintaining the garage’s temperature. Additionally, if your walls are finished with drywall, give those walls some fresh paint. You’ll be surprised how fresh paint can make your garage look brand new again.
Update the Floor
Every garage floor takes on wear and tear from car tires, foot traffic, spills, and so on. If you still have a basic concrete floor, you’ll experience cracks and stains before you know it—and getting stains out of concrete is not an enjoyable way to spend the weekend. One of the best ways to update your garage is by installing an epoxy floor. There are several reasons you should have epoxy flooring in your garage, but one of the main advantages is the epoxy’s durability.
Install New Lights
Once you’ve implemented the previous tips for remodeling your garage, you can show off your garage proudly with some bright LED lights. Not only will LED lights make your garage appear larger, LED lights are energy-efficient, so you’ll save some money during your late-night projects in the garage. Plus, let’s be honest, LED lights just look awesome!
Whether you’re a new homeowner or you’ve lived in the same home for thirty years, your garage is one of those places you’re in at least once a day. So, why not make your time in the garage more enjoyable by updating your garage with one—or all—of our tips?
Create a Custom Shower Oasis to Last a Lifetime
Bring your vision to life, discover your ultimate shower design aesthetic or create your own with American Standard’s experts. There is a lifetime warranty. Click here to see photos of Modern Farmhouse, Rustic, French Country, Contemporary, Minimalist, and Traditional styles. You can trust American Standards 150 years of bath and shower expertise. With just three easy steps, you can get a quote from the comfort of your home online. Continue Reading. . .
• How to Get Your Home Ready for Winter
• Ways to Make Your Home Look Cleaner
• Creative Ways To Decorate Your Hallway
• Tips for Remodeling Your Garage
• Common Causes of Residential Flooding
• Different Types of Tiling for Your Home
• Save with Senior Home Modifications
• 5 Big Home Maintenance Tasks You Should Do In the Spring
• Ways To Add Personality to a Boring Room
• What to Consider When Building Your New Home• Household Problems You Should NEVER Fix Yourself
• Causes of Leaky Basements
• Affordable Home Improvement Ideas
• Common Aquarium Mistakes
• Best Paint Colors for the Bathroom
• Simple DIY Projects to Improve the Value of Your Home
• Ways to De-Clutter & Decorate with Softness
Basic Components of Building a Home
Coolest Basement Ideas of All Time