With a new year come a new slate of resolutions–naturally. According to some statistics, 40% to 45% of all Americans make a new year’s resolution. The goal of many: improvement.
In the spirit of ringing in the new year with some positive change, here are 6 simple ways that you can improve your garage in 2016!
1. Out With the Old and In With the New
A new year is a perfect time to purge old, unused belongings. Begin your journey to an improved garage by sorting out anything unnecessary for the new year. Give these items a new life by having a garage sale or donating to a worthy cause.
Helping yourself and your community simultaneously? What
better way to start a new year off on the right foot!
Refresh your garage with a thorough cleaning. This will assist in putting you in a “clean-slate” mentality to be able to visualize all the improvements that make sense for you in the coming year.
2. Color Me Happy
Something as simple as a new wall color can completely reinvigorate a space. A new coat of paint is always a good place to start, but how about adding functionality along with a colorful flair?
A wallscape is the perfect combination, allowing for endless storage opportunities with providing decorative freedom for your garage walls. The patented slatwall system adds a modern touch while giving you the chance to rearrange your setup with ease.
3. Compartmentalize Clutter
There will always be some needed items in your garage that you cannot do without. If you tend to have a green thumb, you are probably going to have at least one bulky bag of fertilizer laying around. Frequent travelers most likely keep large suitcases in garages to free up indoor closet space.
Keeping your space sleek and clutter free can be as simple as incorporating new cabinetry. Cabinets provide an aesthetic accent to your garage while hiding the clutter that you need to keep. Decorative and discreet.
Hiding large, clunky items is a small adjustment that can make
a huge change to the overall appearance of your garage.
4. Flexible Functionality
A garage doesn’t have to be just a place to keep your car safe from the elements. Try using your new and improved garage as a workshop! A rolling workbench is the perfect improvement for a functional garage. As your storage needs change throughout 2016, simply relocate your bench to wherever it makes the most sense for your lifestyle without losing any of the helpful perks that come along with it.
Who doesn’t love the opportunity to change their mind from time to time?
5. New Year’s Repurposing
Add some new purpose to your garage by utilizing the space to store some non-traditional garage items. Try adding some wardrobe racks to provide flexibility to your closet setup. Once the chilly winter days have passed, keep bulky winter coats in your garage to free up interior closet space. Adjust the height of your wardrobe racks for long clothing pieces, like a trench coat.
Sure, even clothes hangers can be in a garage! The
only limit to your garage improvements is your imagination.
6. Light and Bright
Enjoy the fruits of your labor by upgrading your interior garage lighting. If dark winter days are getting you down, try adding some blue-enriched light bulbs. Light found in the blue part of the spectrum is shown to improve mood and help battle those “winter blues”.
Need some more ideas to make 2016 the year or your best garage ever? Enjoy a free design consultation and estimate from the experts at Garage Envy today!