If you’re someone that tends to lock old junk away in your garage and forget about it, then you’re not the only one. As much as we’d love it to be a perfect storage space, for many of us, the garage always just becomes the place that all our old garbage does to die. We all have one of those rooms. But we don’t always want them to stay that way forever.
If this is you, then you don’t have to accept that your garage is just going to be a dumping ground forever. In fact, you can actually turn things around quite quickly. Garage renovations can be easy to do and relatively cost-effective. Not only will this add curb appeal, but it’s always great to gain more storage space. It can even add extra living space. So let’s look at how you can do this.
How To Get More Use Out Of Your Garage
Fix It Up
The first step is always to get it into a good enough state. If your garage has somewhat gotten into a state of disrepair, then it’s time to change that. Look into repairing or replacing the garage and get an expert to look at the structure. As much as you may want to get started on the fun stuff, you’ll save yourself time and money by covering these two areas first. At the same time, make sure that you’re clearing out all of that old junk.
You may also want to consider installing a new door with a remote opener. This can save you from braving the weather just to open the garage door.
Now that you have a shell that’s in good shape, you’re going to want to get the renovations underway. If you are thinking about converting this into a living space, then you’ll want to bring a contractor in to give you options. You may want to do some building work or even extend the garage to get the space you need. As a minimum, you’ll need to cover up the door. Then, you’ll want to think about the flooring and paint choices to get the basics covered.
Whether you are keeping this as a garage or you want extra living space, you’ll want to think about storage. Adding storage to your garage can be a great way to ensure that it’s still functional, and it should give you somewhere to store all that old junk you’re trying to clear out too.
From here, you’ll then want to think about the facilities you need to put in place too. Regardless of the purpose of the space, you might like to consider adding a bathroom and some electricity too if you don’t already have it. Both options can be really handy for both a living space and a garage. You can even design something like an office.
Dress The Space
Finally, you’ve then got the interior design. Just make sure that you’re doing some research here. Make sure that you’re finding a decor theme that’s going to be suitable for whatever kind of space that you’re pulling together. Have fun with it too. Even a boring old garage can be glammed up with the decor.