The garage is perhaps one of the most under-utilized spaces in American homes. It’s all too common for garages to turn into collection spots for boxes and trash to the point where cars no longer fit in the garage. However, these interior spaces are often the gateway to the outdoors and make an ideal space for storing not only your cars but also bikes, tools, and other outdoor gear. Fortunately, it’s easy to begin making your garage multi-functional.
Think Vertical with Storage Solutions
One of the best garage storage tips is to think vertically. Wall spaces are great for installing tool benches, peg boards, racks, and shelving. By installing a tool bench and shelving along one wall, you can create a space for your own shop in the garage. Shelving can also create a storage space for getting things off the floor, ensuring you always have room to park your car in the garage.
Another way that you can think vertically in your garage is by installing overhead storage shelves that can fit over your car and up to the ceiling. This is a great storage space for items you don’t use very often, like wagons, seasonal outdoor equipment, or even holiday decorations.
Finally, you can install other wall and ceiling storage solutions to hold things like ladders, bicycles, sleds, kayaks, and more. There is no shortage of custom storage solutions to help you get items off of your garage floor while still making them easily accessible. Storing things efficiently helps with making your garage multi-functional by freeing up more space for other things.
Make Your Garage More Inviting
You are more likely to spend time in a space if it’s inviting. Depending on how you want to use your garage, you could clean it out and add special touches and decor to make it more inviting.
In general, you could add lighting to your garage to make it feel less dark and intimidating. You could also consider adding a sound system so that you can listen to music while you are working. Giving your garage a fresh coat of paint or installing an epoxy floor are also great ways to make your garage look clean, warm, and inviting.
If you wanted to use your garage as a gym or entertainment space, you could consider adding a TV screen or a refrigerator to hold drinks. It is also important to control the humidity in your garage, as it is naturally more exposed to the outdoor climate.
Gateway to the Outdoors
Your garage is your gateway from your house to the outdoors. It’s more than just a place to store your car and lawnmower. Get invested and excited about making your garage a multi-functional space to hold all of your outdoor gear. Whether you enjoy bicycling, watersports, camping, woodworking, or gardening, there should be space in your garage to store all of your equipment and gear easily.
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