A large garage is one of the most sought after features of any home. Unfortunately, sometimes a one-car garage is all you have to work with, but this doesn’t mean you can’t reap the same benefits that you would with something larger.
Making the most of a one-car garage can be easy if you follow the right strategy. By planning your organization and using the right accessories, you can maximize the space of your garage to meet all of your needs.
The biggest challenge in any garage is the countless items that can end up there. Organizing all of your stuff will clear up space that you never knew you had.
Start by gathering all of the smaller items such as nails, screws, and tools to clear up as much space as possible. This can also give you an idea of what you can get rid of.
Find storage containers that you can use to place these items in and label them accordingly. This will make it easier for you to find when you need them. Consider using clear containers that can be stacked to make it easier to organize.
Once you’ve gathered all of your items, throw out what you don’t need, and label the ones you want to keep. You can install adjustable shelving to take it off of the garage floor. The reason you want to have adjustable shelving is due to the fact that over time, most garages will have new items coming in. Therefore, having something that is mounted on the wall and can be moved whenever necessary will make it easy for you to adapt and keep your garage space maximized. If you use your garage for auto maintenance, then you’ll want to be able to set up the workspace in the exact way that works best.
Most homeowners don’t think about the flooring in their garage, but having a properly maintained floor can also contribute to the functionality of the space.
Cleaning up concrete is a challenge because oil and paint tend to seep into the pores of the floor. Using a coating for your floor will give it a fresh look and protect it from nasty spills. Best of all, it will make cleaning much easier. A quality coating will make the garage floor ideal for a variety of uses and also protect it from damage.
Work areas that are easy to move around are the best choice for optimizing your garage space. Find storage units that have wheels for mobility. Similarly, mobile accessories can allow you to adapt to the changing layout of your garage.
For storage units and workbenches, use durable models that can withstand the elements and store a large number of tools and other items. By using items that can hold more weight, you will minimize the number of garage storage units needed.
The key to getting the most of a one-car garage is to maximize the use of space and minimize the amount of unnecessary materials. Using adjustable shelving and mobile storage units gives you the flexibility you need in your garage. This will provide you with a versatile space for all of your needs.
Author Bio: Anne Flemings loves interior designing and is always in pursuit of the latest changes and trends in home improvement. Her other interests lies in cooking, painting and blogging. She is an enthusiast homemaker who lives in Toronto with her husband and two kids. Sheca ne followed on twitter @AnneFlemings
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