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A garage is one part of a home that doesn’t get maintained often. For some people, garages are storage units for tools and cars. This area of the home can often look messy with oil stains on the floor from cars and other machinery.
If you’re one of those people that want a garage that will add value to your home, then today’s article can assist you. Simply installing functional panel lift garage doors can make all the difference. We’ll discuss more on garage doors in our first step.
Keep reading to find out more about how you can spruce up your garage with the following five easy steps.
1. Your Garage Door Must Be Functional and Add Curb Appeal
Garage doors aren’t simply designed for security purposes. They can also add to the aesthetics of your home. Your garage door must be functional and convenient. The most popular choice for modern garages is panel lift doors because of their ease of use.
A panel lift garage door typically fits flush with your home’s façade so that it blends in with its surroundings. This creates a stunning seamless look that will add to your home’s curb appeal. These garage doors come in a variety of colours to match the exterior of your home. Select a garage door that not only looks appealing outside but also gives the interior of your space a sophisticated appeal.
Additionally, you want your garage door to be motorised so that you don’t have to manually open and close it.
2. Get Rid of All the Dirt and Clutter
Dirty walls, floors and surfaces are common problems inside a garage because most people don’t maintain this space regularly. If you have tools lying around and oil stains on your floors, your garage won’t be a place you’d want guests to see.
Get rid of all your clutter by throwing away items that you don’t use regularly. Install cabinets on the walls where you can store your tools and then wash all the dirty surfaces. You can give your walls a new coat of paint which can make your garage cleaner and brighter.
If you’re storing boxes in your garage, you can install a floating platform near your ceiling and place them there so that they’re out of sight. Your garage should be clean and tidy at all times so that you don’t feel stressed whenever you enter the space.
3. Use the Correct Lighting
Installing the correct lighting can take the aesthetics of your garage to a whole new level. Have you seen showrooms for cars? They have these bright warm lights that make the cars and the flooring look glossy. You can create that same look in your garage with LED lights.
If you have high ceilings, then low hanging lights would work well in your garage. Simply make sure the lights aren’t installed directly over the place you park your car. Another popular choice is pendant lights. These come in an array of colours such as warm white and cool white.
Warm white LED lights work well in garages with wooden doors and floors. The cool white LED lights complement garages with white tiled floors and neutral-toned backgrounds.
4. Install Flooring that’s Easy to Maintain
Flooring is an important part of your garage. Since your car is a heavy machine you don’t want flooring that will crack or tarnish under pressure. Install flooring that’s easy to clean, especially from tyre marks and oil stains.
Polished concrete flooring is ideal because it’s strong, easy to maintain and adds to the aesthetics of your garage. You can pick any polished concrete flooring but black or grey is the preferred choice. The polished concrete flooring goes well with cool white LED pendant lights.
There’s also vinyl flooring that may not be as durable, but you can create various faux floor looks with vinyl such as marble or wooden panels.
Rubber mat installations are also popular because they’re easy to install yourself, but this type of flooring is typically used in workshops.
5. Create a Pallet Wall for Sport Equipment
Pick the largest wall in your garage and install pallets onto it. Use the pallet wall to store sports equipment such as bicycles, dumbbells, skipping ropes or tennis rackets. The pallet wall will keep these items off the floor and create a neat way to access your equipment easily.
A garage is the most versatile place in your home. You can transform it into anything if it’s big enough. Some people turn garages into loft units or arts and crafts workshops. You can also turn your garage into a temporary entertainment area for events such as birthdays or Christmas parties.
But it only works if you optimise the interior design of the space. So, use the five tips we’ve given you in today’s article to spruce up your garage.