How to transform your garage into a comfortable workspace
- Caroline S. Logan
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A garage can go from being a room with four white walls to a place where every family member dumps the things they want but are not using at the moment. Before you know it, you have to park outside and can’t get to anything when you need it. When this happens, it is clearly time for you to take charge.
Design your ideal workspace
Take a few moments to sketch out your ideal workspace. Consider what your needs are and where you would like to put a workbench, garage shelving, hooks and other seasonal storage space. Think about how you will be arranging items for easy access as well as factoring in the space for your garage door to open. It is important that the door is easy to open if you are going to be using this space regularly and a Garage Door Repair company can help with any issues that you may have with the mechanisms of the door.
Declutter and rearrange
Now, get rid of the things that are broken or have become redundant. Moving gardening tools to the shed will free up some space. The next step is to rearrange your belongings according to your plan. Make things you use readily accessible, and move seasonal items to areas where they can be accessed but are out of the way.
To maximise your unoccupied space, you will need to consider available storage solutions such as shelving or storage boxes. Tidy up your floor space by using stackable, clearly labelled crates and put hooks on the walls. You’ll be surprised how much bigger your garage appears once you’ve installed some shelves and ceiling storage bins. If you have children or pets, it’s a good idea to put chemicals or other dangerous products out of their reach in a locked cupboard.
Create a customised workspace
Depending on your needs, you can set up a workbench and a stool and start tackling DIY work around the house. Follow some safety tips and you’ll be on your way. The final step is to personalise the space for whatever work or craft you want to do there. Consider additional lighting and a rug under your work area. If you are going to be spending significant time there, you should also make sure that you have adequate ventilation. Portable heating and cooling units might also be necessary, depending on your climate.
Once you have a decluttered garage in which it is easy to move around, you will enjoy spending time there and carrying out your projects in your own personalised space.