Breathe New Life into Your Garage
The average person just thinks of their garage as a space only for their car or a place where they organize certain items like holiday decor or toys.
You might even use the extra space as a fridge for your drinks, as this is something a lot of households find to be quite popular.
While the garage is relegated to parking and storage, it also has the potential to be so much more.
Honestly, there is a lot of potential. Transforming this overlooked area into a functional, organized, and aesthetically pleasing space can significantly enhance your home’s overall appeal.
Seriously, this doesn’t need to be some sad or boring space. Read on to see what you can do to breathe new life into your garage!
Start with Decluttering
You can’t transform this space if it’s one giant mess. So, before embarking on any transformation, you’ll need to start by decluttering and organizing the space.
Sort through items, donate or discard what you no longer need (chances are high that you have at least something), and invest in storage solutions such as shelving units, cabinets, and pegboards.
In general, an organized garage provides a clean slate for your revitalization efforts. Plus, having all of this junk out of the way is going to help with changing it up the way it should be.
Consider Upgrading the Floor and Lighting
Consider upgrading the flooring to something more durable and aesthetically pleasing. You don’t have to make the garage as pretty as a living room, but they usually feel bland. Even a small change like a coat of paint could make a huge difference.
Epoxy floor coatings not only enhance the appearance of the garage but also provide a durable and easy-to-clean surface.
Additionally, improve lighting with bright LED fixtures to create a well-lit and inviting atmosphere. Does a garage need to be inviting? Well, not really, but the lighting, in general, at least helps. Especially for loading and unloading your car, packing items, doing DIY, you name it.
It’s still a space that gets used, so there still needs to be some attention put into it.
Is There Anything Broken?
Every homeowner with a garage has been guilty of not fully having everything fixed and operating in the garage.
Maybe this is as small as avoiding changing out a light bulb, or maybe it’s as serious as garage door repairs.
But in general, if you truly want some major changes and want to breathe some life into this space, then you’ll need to consider doing this!
Make It Multi-Functional
Depending on how big it is, why not consider making a part of the garage into something else? Sure, by all means, you should still use it for your car. That way, it will be protected from the elements, but if you have enough space, utilize it for something other than boxes or a refrigerator.
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A lot of folks will use their garage as a gym since the floors can handle more weight. You could even transform a little nook in the garage into a hobby space or even a mini repair workshop.
But giving it more than one purpose is one of the greatest ways to breathe life into it.
Do you have any tips to breathe life back into your garage?
Let me know, til then—cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.