Most people resign their garages to simple storage spaces. It’s where you park your car on a daily basis and, over the years, it has probably become the space where you frequently throw items that don’t have a designated space elsewhere in your home.
The common image of the traditional garage includes hanging lawn tools, shelves packed with recreation equipment, and probably at least one ‘junk pile’ taking up a corner of the space. Many people feel lucky to have space to park their cars inside when they’ve accumulated so much extra stuff over the years.
Fortunately, custom storage can help you shirk this idea of the traditional garage and move towards a space that is both functional and inviting. If you’re frustrated with the unorganized mess your garage has become, here are a few simple reasons why a traditional garage doesn’t necessarily need to be ‘traditional’, as well as a few tips for remodeling the space:
Your Garage Should Be More Than an Afterthought
Most homeowners spend hours designing the interior of their home, but it’s easy for the garage to be consistently overlooked. While you might simply need your garage to be a storage space, taking the time to customize your garage storage will have positive impacts throughout the rest of your home, and in your family’s daily life.
While you’ll most likely consider how your home will attract potential buyers in the future when selecting interior design elements, your garage can be a space that allows you unlimited opportunity to exercise your design creativity. Don’t be afraid to follow your passions and whims when remodeling and decorating your garage.
A Garage Can Be a Sanctuary
Daily life can become incredibly hectic and stress will continue to build and build if you don’t have activities, and spaces, where you can go to relax. With a little time and effort, your garage can become the perfect space for you and your family to unwind at the end of everyday.
Comfortable beanbags will help you find serene relaxation, while a pool table can give your family a fun activity that takes your minds off the stresses present outside of your garage. If your family is musically inclined, setting up your instruments in the garage will give you a space to organize impromptu jam sessions whenever inspiration hits.
Basic Remodeling Tips
While the design of your new garage space will ultimately depend on who’s going to be using it most frequently, there are several key issues that every homeowner should be careful to address. First off, if you’re going to start using your garage more regularly, it must be properly insulated to stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
In addition, most garages aren’t typically connected to the home’s central heating system, so you should consider how you’d keep your garage at a comfortable temperature, especially during the colder months. The walls in most garages are unfinished as well, so finishing them and applying a fresh coat of paint will make the space much more cozy.
At Perfect Fit Garages, we work closely with our clients to create custom storage solutions that meet a variety of needs. If you’re considering remodeling your garage, and you have storage concerns, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-587-230-8120 today!