Let’s admit it, out of all the places in our home, the garage gets the least amount of love. Oh, sure; we keep it clean and tidy. After all, it is the home for our ever-useful mode of transport. But when we consider the upgrades and the modernizations that the rest of the house received throughout the years, we’ll notice that this part of the house is rarely got a thought. In fact, we’d say that the only times people ever think of their garage, is when its safety has been compromised. Let’s change that today! Here are a few brilliant ways to upgrade and bring it up to date.
Make better storage and organizing options – Make it easy to keep your garage clutter free. Wall shelves are a great way to display the frequently used tools; and having a specific space for each tool makes it easier to keep the place organized. If you have the space, install cabinets for further storage options, and for tucking away the tools that are not often used. If you have limited space within your garage, consider opting for ceiling storage. This is a great option for other small spaces too. Remember to clear up the clutter before you install your upgrades.
Upgrade the door – This is something most people do, only if the door is damaged. But this is a great option to consider when thinking of upgrading. If you have an old fashioned manual sectional garage door, opt for the remote-controlled roller shutter type doors instead. Remember that even an upgrade on the locks of the door can make a huge difference to your garage and its safety.
Connecting to it – In relation to the above, this gives you another option in regards to your doors. Rather than simply installing or upgrading your garage door motor, consider having it connected to a mobile app that enables you to close and open it with a voice command, or even your phone. Apart from this, CCTV cameras and indicator lights (to show if you garage door is shut right) are also great upgrade options.
Insulate the area – Most people avoid being around the garage during the colder parts of the day and year. That’s because this place isn’t insulated, and you’ll only end up freezing yourself. To make sure that your haste to get back to the warmth doesn’t keep you from giving your vehicle the care it needs, provide the garage its share of warmth.
Make better use of this area – As most families now-a-days have more than one vehicle, having a garage that is built only for one vehicle can be inconvenient. If the height permits, consider getting a vehicle lift installed inside. This will allow you to park more than one vehicle at a time…