A garage remodel can give you the workshop, storage space, home gym or extra room you’ve always wanted.
Many homeowners leave their car in their driveway every night because there’s no room for it in the garage. The space is instead filled with bicycles, sporting goods, boxes, old furniture — and maybe even a car that doesn’t run! You’ve got to clean out that garage before a cable channel comes knocking on your door.
Even if you keep your car in your garage, you may not be getting the best use out of the space. Many people lean some rakes and shovels against the walls and add a few shelves where they keep tennis balls and racquets they never use, but that isn’t much better.
If you’ve got messes all over and nowhere to put anything, it might be time for a garage remodel.
Install a Storage System
One of the best ways to incorporate good storage into a garage is with a system. You can find several different kinds at home improvement stores. Most allow for different combinations of cabinets. Some of these sit on the garage floor and some are on wheels, but another handy option with these systems is a wall-mounted component that allows you to hang items like gardening tools, ladders, bicycles, saws, etc.
Another great storage solution is an overhead rack mounted to the ceiling. Just make sure you still have clearance for your vehicle if you plan to keep parking it in there.
Garage Remodel for a Workshop
These storage systems are also a great beginning for building a garage workshop. Lots of homeowners like to do home improvement projects on the weekends, and many would do more if they had the space. Plan an area for work, a place for your tools, and room for serious power tools like a table saw, compressor and drill press.
Work Out in Your Garage
Many people make a New Year’s resolution to get in shape, and it’s a whole lot easier to keep if you have a home gym.
The garage is a great spot for this, because it’s always cool, even in the heat of summer — especially if your garage has no windows. A garage remodel to create a home gym is a fairly economical project, too. You’ll want to install some rubber mats or carpeting, and put some mirrors on the walls. If you don’t have good lighting, you’ll want to have this upgraded, and maybe add some outlets while you’re at it for a TV or stereo equipment.
The most serious garage remodel is turning this space into an extra room to increase your living area. You can make it a playroom for the kids, a rec room for the whole family or an extra bedroom for a teen or company.
You can save money with a garage remodel like this if you live in a temperate climate where you can get away with not running HVAC in, or use the room seasonally.
Falk Construction can help you with your garage remodel, or any remodeling project. We specialize in kitchens, bathrooms and basements. Call Falk today to get started on your home remodeling project.