Every car lover’s dreams of having a garage that is dedicated to their hobby. Whether it is for working on cars or storing expensive luxury vehicles, having a garage dedicated specifically to one’s car collection is a dream come true. In this article, we will discuss some of the top tips to designing the ultimate garage storage space for car lovers.
- Re-do the walls. Evaluate the walls and see if there is enough electricity installed throughout your garage. If there isn’t, you may want to remove the old sheetrock and install proper insulation and electricity so that your garage can be fully functional. If you are going to need plumbing for a work sink or something else, opening up the walls will make this process easier as well.
- Re-do the flooring. You may wonder why it is important to keep your garage floor clean when all you do is work in the space. Garage floors are very dirty and to keep them semi-clean, it is a good idea to sweep them and rid the ground of debris, trash, twigs, and leaves that have come in to the space. This will make the space easier to use and aesthetically pleasing to the eye. If your floor is badly damaged, you may want to apply a coat of paint or epoxy concrete and garage paint.
- Add storage cabinets. One of the best ways to organize your garage and keep everything neat and tidy is to install storage cabinets. You may not realize how many tools and gadgets that you have laying about your work table. Believe it or not, adding storage cabinets will change your garage space with these storage solutions. Just remember that when you build a storage area for your belongings, keep in mind that batteries need to be stored in a controlled temperature space. If you are housing many items that contain batteries, you will want to take the temperature of the space into careful consideration.
- Safety. Most people think that there is no need to prepare for health and safety related incidents in their home as there is nothing that can go wrong. However, it is always better to be prepared that unprepared especially when it means that you or your family members could be in harm’s way. Be sure to keep a fire extinguisher in your garage and other safety measures, such as a carbon monoxide detector that will indicate if there is a problem. Because you will likely be storing flammable materials in your garage, this is very important.
Garage doors and windows. You may wonder why it is important to update your garage door or windows if there is nothing wrong with them. Depending on the climate in which you live, you may have to take into consideration the heat or the cold months. Installing a garage door or window that will be able to keep out weather elements and keep temperatures steady may be a critical component to your garage. When working on your design plans, this is something to take into consideration.