If you’ve got a garage, the chances are you use it to store things that have no space in your home. However you should think of your garage as an extension of your home that can be used effectively for other things. If you’ve been using your garage as a glorified storage space, take a look at some of these upgrades to make it a better space to be.
If your garage is like most others, it’s probably got a lightbulb in the middle, which may not adequately showcase the space. To enhance the ambience, think about upgrading the lighting by installing LED strips along the ceiling. It will add a cool aesthetic, especially if you’re thinking of turning it into a space to hang out with some friends for gaming. If you have areas where you need more light, add task lighting so that you can get things done without ruining the aesthetic.
If all you want from your garage is a place to store things, then consider upgrading your storage solutions. Buy or build cabinets that can easily fit items into, and spend some time arranging them so that when you do need it, you don’t spend ages sifting through clutter. You could even add doors to these cabinets so that if you do want to use it as a space to entertain, your personal belongings are concealed.
You might be considering using your garage as a quiet space to set up an office. Consider building a custom desk set up in your garage so that you can move away from the hustle and bustle of everyone else in your home and get some work done. You could add a speaker system for some music to work alongside while you work. While you’re at it, why not add some home comforts like a rug or a neck massager?
You might still be using your garage to store your car, so why not make your garage optimal? For example, if you’ve got an electric car, you could look into electric vehicle charging installation so that you can safely charge your car away from prying eyes. You might also want to set up a car washing station so that you can keep your car looking its best at all times. If you do decide to make a dedicated space for your car, you can still use the rest of the space for other purposes.
If you’re going to be spending more time in your garage it’s important to consider the climate control aspect. You wouldn’t want to be freezing or sweltering while you’re in there. If you plan on using it as office space, then you’ll need to make sure it’s comfortable to spend long periods of time there.
Finally, even if when all is said and done you’re using it for storage space, you’ll need to think about security. Installing security cameras and motion sensors will provide peace of mind knowing that your belongings are securely stored at all times.