How to Maximize Your Garage Space at Home

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Your garage is an important part of your home that can serve a bigger purpose than simply storing your car. You can use it to store machinery that’s used both outdoors and indoors, and also things like outdoor furniture when the weather changes in the negative. Have a look at the five ways below in which you can maximize your garage storage space and make the most out of it, a trend that’s growing in popularity.

Install Shelves

Shelves are a great storage solution because they can hold many items and they’re not limited by being enclosed like cabinets. They can also fit on an entire wall in a decorative way that will serve up amazing aesthetics and not just function. The fact that 80% of buyers consider the garage when making the decision to buy a home means that many people have a vision for this space. If you had one as well but it got forgotten or was never implemented for one reason or another, you can reclaim any space you’ve lost to items you’re storing by installing shelves along the walls.

Make Use of Overhead Space

The overhead space in a garage is one that can store many items, as long as the right parameters are put in place. Get a contractor to install railings along which you can keep storage baskets. This will leave both the floor and the wall space of your garage free for other items and activities rather than storage. Just make sure to have it done well to avoid the risk of the stored items falling and getting destroyed or damaged. Also, avoid keeping items that are extremely heavy in this space as these will push the limits of your storage.

Add a Workbench

Whether you’re a hobbyist or not, having a workbench in the garage is a great idea. It makes the garage an extra functional room in which anyone can work. Although about 25% of 900 homeowners in a survey use their garage to maintain their vehicles, according to the Wall Street Journal, this does not have to be the only purpose the garage serves. You may be surprised that having a usable space will inspire you or another family member to take up a hobby or find a practical use for it.

Clean and Declutter

While it’s not exactly a new trend, many people are seeing the importance of cleaning and decluttering their living spaces. You can improve the usability of your garage by decluttering as well, so spare a day or two for this. If there are items you haven’t used in a long time, it may be a good call to give them away if they’re in good condition or throw them away if they’re not. You will be happy to get a lot of extra room in which you can do something beneficial, not to mention have the appeal that clean, clear spaces around the house have.

Organize Wires

The final tip is to get all the wires and appliances in the garage organized. Do this safely and carefully to make sure that you don’t accidentally electrocute yourself, taking precautions like turning off and disconnecting everything that you can before you start to organize. A garage, which has an expected lifespan of 15 years, opens and closes an average of three to five times each day, almost 1,500 times per year. This puts a lot of strain on the door as well as the accessories and connections surrounding it, so it’s good to keep all electricals well-organized so that you have an easy time if you need to change the door or something else.

Maximizing your garage space is more than just a passing fad or trend. It’s a great way to improve your life and the appearance of your entire home.

Tim Werth
Timothy Beck Werth was born on the Fourth of July. He studied journalism, film, and radio at the University of Southern California. Previously, he worked as a reporter and copywriter in Los Angeles.
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