Have the kids finally moved out and left a lot of space in the garage? Have you always wanted to transform your boring garage into something new? This guide will teach you how.
A garage remodel comes across our minds every time we see our nightmare of a garage. Garages tend to be cluttered and neglected, as they aren’t the first choice when it comes to home improvement projects. If you’re growing tired of your cluttered, boring, and tasteless garage, it’s probably time to check out these five awesome garage renovation ideas:
Resurface the flooring
With simple concreting tools, equipment, and supplies, you can renovate your garage floor from scratch. Alternatively, you can use a resurfacer to fix a pitted garage floor. Want to change up your floor a little bit beyond a simple resurfacing? Try staining the concrete with a new color. It’s a cheap and easy way to give new life to your garage floors. If you can spare more of your renovation budget, go for epoxy or tiling.
Add lots of storage space
For many families, the garage is an extra storage space for the house. This is the reason garages are always cluttered and disorganized. We tend to stockpile junk there and eventually forget about it. And let’s be honest, no one wants to clean a messy garage. So, why not add more storage space?
Add cabinets, shelving, and drawers with countertops to the garage. DIY if you have prior experience. Otherwise, hire a contractor. Plan these additional spaces according to car placement and be sure to maximize every bit of space. Installing extra storage space won’t be cheap, but it’s a good investment, especially for a growing family. Additional storage space is also a good idea if you want your garage to double as a workspace.
Insulate your garage
If you haven’t insulated your garage already, then it’s probably time to do so. Failing to insulate your garage properly gives way to constant temperature fluctuations, which will rack up your utility bills, especially when winter comes. The garage door, walls, and ceilings are the key areas to put insulation. There are many types of insulation that you can use:
- Batt insulation – cheap option for insulating behind drywalls, inside walls, and ceilings.
- Foam boards – also a cheap option for garage door insulation
- Insulating foam sealant – also known as spray foam, can seal cracks and crevices to prevent airflow
Insulating your garage is relatively easy, but if you have absolutely no idea what you’re doing, you’re probably going to run into some problems. Experts recommend getting someone with more experience to help you or watching tutorials before your project.
Convert your garage entirely
If you have safe outside parking where you have no problem parking your car every day, then why not use your garage as an additional room? Your garage can be converted into a playroom, an extra bedroom, a workshop, an office, and many more. However, a garage conversion is relatively expensive due to the number of materials you need, but it’s a good investment and should increase the value of your home.
As you can see from this list, garage renovation won’t put a big dent in your pocket. Aside from increasing the value of your home, you are maximizing space and making the most out of your garage’s potential. So, what are you waiting for? Plan your DIY garage renovation today.