Here are some tips to help spruce up your garage to not only a useful space, but hopefully one you won’t be afraid to keep the door open for all your neighbors to see:
- Utilize Old Cabinets: If you’re considering remodeling your kitchen, you might want to think twice before throwing away your cabinets. Kitchen cabinets and old vanities can prove to be very useful in a garage, based on what you are trying to accomplish. Many newer type cabinets are built off site and are arranged according at the house, so coming up with a new configuration in your garage might prove to be useful.
- Paint Your Garage Walls: Painting your garage walls a neutral color can help eliminate any scruffs or marks made by wear and tear overtime. Also using a more neutral tone as opposed to your standard primer color white will make your garage seem more inviting like all the rooms inside your house. If you’re someone with bold taste, this is the room to be bold in.
- Declutter & Decorate: The garage always seems to be a place where “lost & found” items end up. Donate any items that you’re no longer using and throw away any damaged goods. Any smaller items such as screws, nails, batteries, rags can all be designed to specific bins/containers that fit within the cabinets and drawers that are in your garage. And if you’re trying to create that “man cave” effect, don’t be afraid to put up some neon lights or maybe a bar sign or two.
- Refinish Your Garage Floor: Cracked concrete and oil stains are always unattractive, but not the end of the world. Inexpensive concrete paint can be purchased to help bring your garage floor back to life! But be careful – if you don’t clean your garage properly, then you can expect chipping/peeling paint in your future. If you’re unsure, contact a professional and have them quote it out. You would rather do it right the first time right?