Before we head into a new time of year, it’s a great time to spiff up your garage. Below are some ideas to consider that go beyond simple decluttering. As always, no matter the breadth of your projects, just #MakeARequest on GetAssist to connect with local experts for the job!
Upgrade Your Garage’s Flooring
Updating your garage’s flooring serves both practical and aesthetic purposes. It transforms your garage into a nicer-looking area while also preserving the integrity of the floor. You could choose colorful tiling for a retro vibe, or keep it simple with neutral colors. Beyond looking fantastic and refreshing the entire area, professional flooring solutions seal the concrete of the garage floor against dirt, dust and other corrosive agents, according to Monkey Bars Storage. For an incredible flooring finish, just #MakeARequest on GetAssist for nearby flooring pros!
Add a Fresh Coat of Paint
Paint is a great way to update the spaces of your home…even the garage! Whether you opt for a neutral color, fun color, unique accent wall, etc., remember that it’s OK to have some fun with this. Consider these eccentric ideas:
- Paint bike wheels on the walls
- Paint the shape of a hammer and/or other tools
- Paint one of the walls with “chalkboard paint” and keep chalk nearby to create notes, holiday countdowns, grocery lists, games (like tic-tac-toe or hangman) and more.
Custom Garage Doors
Add some pizzazz to your property while protecting your garage. You can do so by adding custom overhead garage doors that are swanky yet practical. Perhaps opt for a barn-esque door for a rustic vibe, a dark wooden door with black hardware for elegance, an ultra-modern door that opens horizontally; or even a clear door to exude the feeling of openness (similar to bar/brewery doors that open to a patio). Whichever type of custom door you choose, keep in mind that Design Style, Technology, and Energy Efficiency are major trends for 2019, according Assa Abloy Garage Doors. For the coolest garage in the neighborhood, simply #MakeARequest on GetAssist for garage door experts near you.
Upcycled Storage Items
You can take used items from around your home or do some cheap and easy thrifting to incorporate new (to you) storage features in your garage. Try repurposing items for unique storage, such as:
- An antique toy bin
- An old dresser
- A filing cabinet
- Window planters (perfect to hang on the wall for grab-and-go items like hats & gloves)
Smart Garage Technology
Smart garage technology is gaining some major speed. It’s not only trendy and techy, but it can actually help keep you safe. Beyond talking to your garage door or cue-ing the lights through WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, smart garage technology can actually be set up to detect harm to/in/around your garage. You can automate and track things like moisture, gas detection, fire alarms and so on, according to SafeRacks.
Add a Loft
Adding a new loft to your garage is a great way to maximize space. It gives you more square footage for storage and can even serve as a fun area for the kiddos to play in (part storage, part fort/treehouse)! To get the well-built storage loft you’ve been needing, just #MakeARequest on GetAssist for the best builders in your area.
Upon reviewing these garage ideas, we hope you’re inspired to transform this key space of your property. What’s more? You could even increase your home’s value with some of these upgrades. Whatever your project needs, remember to #MakeARequest and let GetAssist handle the rest!