It’s natural to think about refreshing and renewing your surroundings in spring. Spring is a time of renewal, and the urge to clean and spruce up is natural. This can take several forms, from planting a garden to spring cleaning. And of course, you shouldn’t neglect one of the most important spaces in your home: the garage. Since the garage often functions as the main storage space in the house, you can’t do your spring cleaning without addressing it. And since it’s also often the place for tool storage, having your garage clean and organized can help you get to your other spring home renovation projects more easily. Take a look at some ways to freshen up your garage this spring.
To refresh your garage, the floor is a great place to start. There are two reasons why. For one thing, if you’re going to redo the floor, you’ll need to get everything off of it, and that can give you the extra motivation you need to clean out your garage, go through the things you’re storing in there, and organize whatever you decide to keep. Also, a brand-new epoxy floor can go a long way toward making your garage look like a whole new space.
Epoxy floors are strong and durable. They resist wear and tear, and they’re non-porous, so they also resist stains and chemical spills. Plus, cleaning an epoxy floor is a breeze. Epoxy flooring is available in a variety of colors and patterns, so you can make choose one that matches your aesthetic preferences. Epoxy flooring even provides some safety benefits, since it’s slip-resistant and fire-resistant. You have a range of epoxy flooring options, from coatings that you can apply yourself to professionally installed epoxy floors.
If you’re going to put in a new floor, or make other improvements, like painting your garage, you’re going to have to remove the items in your garage. That’s the perfect chance for you to cut down on any junk and clutter that may have accumulated in your garage.
You don’t have to get rid of everything, but when you come across items that you haven’t used in a long time, consider whether you’re ready to give those items up. If you haven’t used the item in a year and can’t name an occasion when you might use it in the next year, it’s probably time to let it go. Hold a garage sale or donate the items you decide to get rid of. You’ll make a profit or get a tax deduction, which can help offset the costs of your spring renovations.
Once your garage is cleaned out and your new floors are installed, it’s time to bring everything back into your garage. But this time, you want to make sure that you keep the clutter under control. You can do that by installing some new organizational spaces. Hang a pegboard on the wall for your hanging tools. Buy a strong set of cabinets intended for garage use to store household items. Install overhead storage racks for your bicycles, and bring in a new workbench for your tools. This way, you’ll have a place for everything, and your garage clutter won’t get out of control in the coming year.
If you’re interested in giving your garage a spring makeover, Garage Envy can help. Contact us for a Free design consultation and estimate.