3 Easy Steps to Jumpstart Your Garage Renovation

September 15, 2017

Has your garage become a dumping ground for miscellaneous junk? These tips can motivate you to transform your garage into a useful and attractive part of your property.

1.       Plan Before You Start

 

To stay on track and avoid distractions, make sure everything you will need is ready ahead of time. Set aside a specific day or weekend for your project. Tell your friends and family that you will be busy, and turn off your phone. Stock up on trash bags, large empty bins and any other cleaning supplies you will need. Fill a cooler with snacks and drinks to keep in the garage for sustenance while you work.

 

2.       Declutter and Sort Items

Pull everything out of the garage all at once before sorting items into three piles: keep, donate and trash. Eliminating the clutter provides an accurate view of how much space you really have, and allows you to imagine how it could look once it is organized.

 

Take this opportunity to see if any areas need maintenance or repairs. If the floor is cracked or stained, it might be time to refinish it. A new polyurethane coating can make your garage floor look almost new.

 

3.       Evaluate Your Storage Needs

 

Think vertically. Freeing up floor space gives you plenty of room in the garage to park your vehicles, keeping them safe from damage and theft. You might consider purchasing custom garage organization solutions to maximize your space. Elevated cabinets can protect your possessions from dampness on the floor as well as pests. Wall shelving, vertical cabinets, ceiling storage racks and slatwall allow you to keep everything you need within reach yet out of the way.

With a little work and some storage upgrades, your messy garage can soon become a functional space. To learn more about options for upgrading and customizing your garage space, contact the experts at Lux Garage & Closet.

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