Your Garage Project: Organization Is The First Step
Wouldn’t it be nice if, when you open your garage door after a long day at work, everything in your garage were organized? Today we have access to various long-wear and easy to maintain floor coatings, a wide array of cabinets, work benches, tool boxes and storage accessories to fill your garage and keep everything in its place.
There are many reasons why people want to organize their garage: some just want a place for everything and everything in its place; those looking to build a functional, productive workshop or area; and those wanting to make a fashion statement of sorts — they want a dream or theme garage or layout. You can obtain all of this and create both a functional and a show place all at the same time!
Almost anyone would say that they would like to have an organized garage. Often families with children, who are involved with sports, have yard toys and games, and bicycles seek out places for each of these items. Couple this with equipment with yard and garden tools, vehicles (including quad runners, motorcycles, snowmobiles, etc.), skis, snowboards, and any number of other items that require room and the homeowner is robbed of floor space. Sometimes there isn’t even enough room to park the car!
Those who are serious about their do-it-yourself projects want high performance components in their workshops. While tools are very important, the workspace is equally as important. Workbenches, cabinets, tool drawers and utility carts are just the beginning of creating a well-organized workspace. Flooring can be crucial depending on whether you need a padded material to protect your back from long hours of standing or a floor coating designed to withstand fluids and abuse while also being easy to clean and maintain. Walls and the accessories created to maximize productivity are a science unto themselves. Lighting and other elements of a good workshop are part of the grand design. The bottom line in this type of design is — make it work and make it look good!
Dream & Theme Garage
This type of design is a combination of various functions. The homeowner who builds a dream garage does want functionality, though, the feel, the fun and the nostalgia are all significant. Designing a garage of this type is only limited by your imagination and budget. Color coordinated cabinets and workbenches, patterned floors, specialty lighting combined with refrigerators, pool tables, flat screen TVs, and other essential equipment help make any workspace a play place as well.
Organization to Work to Fun
The home garage, frequently relegated to housing cars and lawn equipment, is now seen as an extension of living and working space. No matter the situation, organization is the key. Your garage can range from floors cleared of stuff and work areas opened to a place that showcases items important to you. Of course, personal expression then takes over and any number of things can develop!