Home garages often serve more than just one purpose. While their primary purpose may be to keep your car safe, garages are often used for storage, repair projects, and creative work, among other things. Or they are if the garage has enough space. Unfortunately, many homeowners find that they don’t seem to have enough room to store their cars and workbenches, tools, or supplies, or to create an organized storage space. However, most garages can be used as multipurpose spaces. Take a look at some tips for finding the room you need to use your garage for more than one thing at a time.
Make Your Walls Work For You
Floor space is at a premium in your garage, especially when you have one or more cars parked inside. But if you’re looking for spaces to store things, your garage walls have a lot of potential. You can install shelves for storing larger items, hooks for hanging tools, or baskets for an easy way to store miscellaneous items.
There are a couple of different ways to install all of these items, but an easy way to do it is to install slatwall on your garage walls. Slatwall panels have horizontal grooves that can be used to hold shelves, hooks, and hanging baskets or bins. Slatwall makes it easy to install the types of fixtures that you need, and allows you to move or change them whenever you need to without much fuss.
Get A Mobile WorkbenchIf you need a lot of floor space for projects, the simplest thing to do is simply move the car while you’re working in the garage, and bring it back in when you’re done. The difficulty is finding a workspace while your car is out of the way. If you don’t have room in your garage to store a fixed workbench and your car at the same time, you might feel like you have to choose one or the other.
However, an easy solution is to get a mobile workbench. Rather than building your workbench into a wall, get one with wheels that can be pushed into a corner when it’s time to bring the car in. Some even have surfaces that can be folded out to give you more workspace, then folded in to make the workbench more compact for storage.
Supplement With Outdoor Storage
Sometimes there simply is too much stuff to fit in too small a space, no matter how many creative space-saving ideas you have. If that’s the case, and if you can’t get rid of anything, the only remaining solution is to get more space. Adding additional storage space may be easier than you think.
If you’re good at DIY projects, you can build a small storage closet that attaches to the outside wall of your house. Alternatively, you can buy storage lockers designed for outdoor use. Either way, moving some stuff out of your garage is a surefire way to create space inside of it.
Sometimes it can be difficult to see the potential for a redesign in a garage you look at every day. If you need help figuring out how best to renovate your garage to make it a more multipurpose space, expert advice can help. Contact us today for a free design consultation and estimate.