Many people will look at their garage as a simple storage space used for cars, building tools or overflowing belongings that don’t fit into the house.
But, with the help of a few simple upgrades, your garage could become a functional extension of your house and you could start to use the space for more than just storage.
Who could say no to extra space in the house? By upgrading your garage, you can make the most of the space that it provides, add value to your home and create a whole new room that you can be proud of.
This article will guide you through 5 simple ways that you can upgrade your garage.
1) Revamp your garage flooring
Garage flooring may be the last thing that comes to mind when you think about ways to improve the space, but the flooring that you have can actually make a big difference to the quality of your garage.
Many garages will come with epoxy and paint flooring that will usually be left untouched for years. Whilst paint and epoxy flooring will certainly do the job of a basic garage floor, these materials can easily peel and if they do need refurbishing, they can be tricky to install.
The upgraded alternative to epoxy and paint flooring is resin flooring.
Resin flooring can last for up to 10 years, whilst Epoxy flooring only lasts for around 1 year. This makes resin flooring a much more durable and cost-effective option for your garage floor.
Upgrading your garage floor to resin doesn’t have to be a huge job. It may be a good idea to invest in a resin coating and hardener that can be easily applied to your existing garage floor to give it the benefits of resin material.
Alternatively, you could utilise the expertise of specialist systems such as our own GarageTuff MMA resin,which uses a combination of products and an expert installation team to provide you with the best quality resin flooring for your garage.
2) Add insulation and ventilation
One thing that often puts homeowners off using their garage for anything other than storage is poor insulation and ventilation. No one wants to spend long periods of time in a space that is stuffy or freezing cold.
To upgrade your garage into a more functional space, you should consider investing in better insulation and ventilation. Insulation is fairly easy to install with the right materials.
Weatherstripping is a great option that could be put around the door to reduce drafts.
As for ventilation, you could look into installing static vents or even a window into your garage. This may be a bigger investment but will be worth it for a much more practical space that you will actually want to use.
3) Be smart with your storage
Who says that a garage can’t be a functional space whilst still being used for storage? You can still keep belongings in your garage while also using it for other purposes, you just need to be smart with your storage techniques.
The traditional garage storage method of putting things wherever space is available works very well until the whole floor suddenly disappears under a collection of stuff. Just because it’s a garage doesn’t mean that organisation can’t be applied to the space!
By rethinking your garage storage and finding new ways to fit all of your belongings inside, you could easily free up some floor space to be used for other purposes.
The simplest way to optimise the storage in your garage is to invest in a good shelving unit that will make the most of the height available in the room. Shelves can be bought in a variety of heights, shapes and sizes and are a great way to clear some floor space in your garage.
At Fusion Coatings, we know just how valuable a good garage space can be for your home. Our aim is to help you to create the best space that can be used for years to come.
If you would like to know more about the services that we offer or you would like to receive a quote for garage flooring, feel free to get in touch with our team today. We proudly cover the whole of the UK and will always be happy to help!