For many, the garage is a very important part of the house that keeps the home running.
The garage serves as a place to park the car, a workshop, a potting shed, and a storage locker – and often all at once. However, while the garage maintains many different critical functions, it is frequently the space of unstylish storage and mess. With just a few design changes, you can create a well-organized room that optimizes storage space.
Make the Space Multifunctional with Valuable Storage and Shelving
The first step to redesigning your garage is to consider the activities in which you and your family are most involved. If you have a great affinity for gardening, creating a workspace designed just for potting supplies would be ideal. If you require a work station and a place to house your tools, make sure to incorporate a workbench into the new space. For a family of athletes, a locker area to store all equipment is crucial to keep the space neat and organized. Cabinets are a great way to achieve this.
The Biggest Thing to Consider
Bike storage is hard because you have to find the fine line between “easy to access” and “out of the way.” The best way to do this is by hanging the bike on the wall. Utilize hooks or pulleys and designate a portion of your wall just for bike storage. Location and height of storage will depend on average use.
Every Corner is Valuable Space
If you run out of wall space, move to the ceiling. Do not neglect the hard to reach spaces. These higher spaces are great for items that are only used seasonally or very infrequently, like holiday decorations. The use of ladders and pulleys can help you raise objects into elevated areas to get them off the floor and out of the way and leaves optimal space for your car.
The Most Important Finishing Touch
While addressing the inside of the garage is the main objective, don’t forget about the outside! The façade is the first thing many people will see so make sure to give some thought to the exterior side of the garage door.