How to spruce up your garage


For most of us, a garage is simply a place to throw all the things that don’t fit in the house. But, how many people actually park their car in the garage rather than on the drive?

Well, no matter what you use your garage for, one thing is probably for sure; you don’t take as much care of it as your actual home. But that doesn’t mean you can’t.

To help you make your garage as beautiful and pristine as your home, we’re sharing seven upgrades to consider.

Declutter and organize

As with any project, the first step is to declutter. When was the last time you used any of the things you actually store in the garage? Most of it will be ‘out of sight, out of mind', so you can guarantee there’ll be more than a few bin bags available to get rid of.

Once that’s done, you can use easy to install shelving to make more floor space for parking the car or creating a home gym.

Fitted cabinets

While smaller items might be okay to place on shelving, heavier or larger items will need a little more support. Fitted or free-standing cabinets are a great option for tools and dangerous equipment that can’t get into the wrong hands. In addition, cabinets can be moved around as and when are needed, making your garage space a flexible area that can be used for all sorts of activities.

Install a new garage door

You’d be surprised how a new door can totally transform your garage space – from the inside and out. Wooden garage doors have a sophisticated style and add huge curb appeal if you are looking to sell in the future. A door upgrade will not only create a great first impression for guests or potential buyers, but it might just make you think more positively about your extra space.

Add insulation

By adding insulation to your garage, you can immediately add usability to the space that you didn’t have before. In addition, insulation makes it easier to use the space all year round – whether that’s for tinkering with an old car or practicing yoga. Insulation is always a good idea for reducing energy bills, too.

Get new flooring

The floor of your garage doesn’t just have to be dusty concrete. If you think you’d like to use the garage for extra space rather than to park your car, you could even look at vinyl or laminate. That way, the space will be much easier to keep clean.

Double up the space

If you do want to use the garage for a car, investing in a car lift could help you double the amount of space you can use. You should then be able to use the garage for not just one car, but two. This is also a great idea for anyone who has a hobby car, as it will reduce storage costs for the additional vehicle.

Update the interior door

If you have a door into the garage that’s connected to the house or a side door from the garden, you could also upgrade this. Alternatively, if you don’t have either of these, why not create a new door to make accessing the space easier?

Your dream home deserves a dream garage to match.