A garage is an area of the home that is often overlooked. By updating the flooring, modernizing the garage door, installing a storage system and insulating the space, you can make your garage a clean and functional part of your home.
1. Update the Flooring
Most garages have concrete floors, and concrete is porous. This allows oil from cars to soak through and stain the floor. Even worse, chemicals from road treatments can be brought in on car tires and can begin to eat away and degrade the concrete itself. Working with an epoxy flooring contractor Longmont CO to install an epoxy floor will provide your garage with a durable, easy-to-clean surface. An epoxy floor is more resilient than a simple coat of paint or sealer and will stand up to the high traffic that a garage floor must endure.
2. Modernize the Garage Door
Updating the garage door not only keeps your car and belongings secure, it also adds to the overall curb appeal of your home. If you are considering replacing your garage door, a lightweight aluminum door is recommended, and upgrade to an automatic door for convenience. If your garage door has windows, think about adding trim to the windows to add visual appeal. Sometimes, all it takes is a fresh coat of paint or new hardware to update a garage door, but make sure to choose a color that complements your house.
3. Install a Storage System
A garage often becomes a catch-all for items that can’t practically be stored in other areas of the house. There are countless storage solutions that will help you organize your garage and get clutter off the ground. A cheap storage solution is to install wall shelving by using shelving brackets and boards. Installing a wall rack will allow you to hang up items like shovels, rakes and brooms. Stand-alone shelving units can be used to store items that are too heavy for wall shelving or racks. For safety reasons, be sure to properly anchor these units to a wall.
Your garage doesn’t need to be a forgotten space in your home. By following these tips and putting in the elbow grease, you will be able to enjoy a garage that is clean, modern and practical.