Renovating your garage can turn it from just a place where you store your cars and pile up boxes of holiday ornaments into a useful and functional space. And a garage renovation really isn’t that difficult, either. Organization and space-saving strategies can quickly turn a cluttered garage into a useful workspace. Take a look at some important accessories that can help you get a handle on your garage clutter and leave you with a useful, organized space.
A garage is a place for storing vehicles, and that means the two-wheeled kind as well as the four-wheeled kind. However, bikes are awkward, and can really get in the way when you have limited space. If you find yourself tripping over the family’s bicycles or knocking them over as you move around the garage, what you need is a convenient way to get the bikes off the floor and out of the way.
Luckily, it’s not hard to find wall racks for bicycles. Hang one on the wall by itself, or store several in one place with a rack designed to hold multiple bikes. You can clear even more space by hanging bikes from the ceiling, either with a premade ceiling mounted bike rack or by making your own ceiling bike rack out of rope or plywood and bicycle hooks. Keep in mind, though, that if you’re storing kids’ bikes on the ceiling, you’ll probably have to help get them down every time the kids want to ride them.
Workbench With Storage
You’ll never regret installing a good workbench in your garage. Whether you plan to use your garage as a place to work on mechanical projects, wood working, crafts, or even sewing, you can take advantage of a good workbench with storage space included. Not only will you have a place to sit and a table to work at, you can keep small tools and parts within easy reach, but also keep them organized.
If you’re worried about being able to fit a workbench in your garage and still having room for vehicle storage and other things, consider investing in a movable workbench on wheels. That way, it can be pushed out of the way against the wall when you’re not working, and pulled into the middle of the garage – or to wherever has the best lighting – when you want to use it.
First Aid Kit
Even a clean, organized garage can be the site of an accident. A cut or scrape from a tool or a slip on oil that dripped from your car are examples of potential accidents that could occur in the garage. If you’re going to be spending lots of time there, or if your kids are, it’s not a bad idea to have a dedicated first aid kit for your garage.
Look for a first aid kit that can attach to the wall. That way, it’s visible, convenient, and can be installed out of the reach of children. If you’re planning to work with chemicals in your garage, you may also want to install an eyewash station near the first aid kit.
A few well-chosen accessories can help you turn your cluttered garage into a welcoming, useful space. To find out more about garage renovation, schedule your free design consultation today!