We can safely bet that you have been staring at that old garage with some ideas for a while. That is quite understandable as most people eventually renovate their garages. Many homeowners choose to turn it into extra living space. That is a lot of work, though. We’re not saying it isn’t worth it, but you can definitely do it without going to that much trouble. Here are five amazing ideas for a garage upgrade!
Epoxy & Other Garage Floor Upgrades
Chances are that you are sick of that old concrete garage flooring. There are other types of flooring that are just as durable if not more so. Not to mention the fact that they all look at least a little bit better. So why not give one of them a try? There is Epoxy paint flooring that is fairly simple. Then there is concrete stain flooring, which looks great but isn’t as easy to get exactly the way you want. Of course, you could just put down some rubber tiles. For a more permanent and basic idea, you could go with a concrete sealant. It makes your concrete floors smooth and reduces how many cracks will form in it.
Add Extra Storage!
There are so many different ways you can increase storage space in your garage. Most of us really need it, too. If you don’t have any garage left, then you might want to consider ceiling storage in your garage. It is just basically heavy-duty plastic bins that slide onto metal framing attached to the ceiling of your garage. The only catch is that you need to make sure this doesn’t interfere with the movement of your garage door. You can also try a wall storage system that is similar.
Smarten Up Your Garage
Did you know that with a newer garage door opener and the right smartphone app you can open your garage door from your phone? A lot of people are doing that these days. You don’t even have to be home to use this! And it is secure as it can be. Also, you are less likely to lose your smartphone than a garage door opener remote. You can also get smart lights in your garage that turn on and off this way. You can even put up garage cameras that can be monitored from your phone. Those teenagers will never do anything inappropriate in your garage, again.
Put A Bar In Your Garage
Chances are that you have noticed some guys making their garage into a man cave. This is a good idea for both men and women. Of course, it doesn’t have to be stocked with liquor, but it probably will be. It is a nice way to relax in your garage after doing yard work, working on the car, or just after work.