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Plan the Ultimate Garage Makeover

When planning this year’s projects around the house, don’t forget to include you garage. Garages are filled with an unbelievable amount of potential. Whether you use it to shelter your vehicles, as a workshop, or as storage space, there is no reason why it shouldn’t be as comfortable, functional, and attractive as the rest of your home.

To get your garage in the best shape possible, you need to start by giving it a good cleaning. Even if you primarily use the space your storage, cleaning it out will ensure that it’s more functional.

Here are some things to consider when planning your garage renovation:

Winterize It

Controlling the climate in your garage is not only beneficial to the people who use it, but to any tools, or other valuables stored inside. Start by inspecting the weather-stripping on any doors and windows. There’s little point in adding good insulation to your garage if the weather stripping is cracked and allowing warm air to escape.

Your next step is to contact an insulation professional to request a quote.

Flooring

Nothing gives you garage a more polished look and feel like a flooring upgrade. That old concrete slab is not only unsightly, but it lacks the comfort that an upgraded garage floor can provide. No matter what your garage renovation budget may be, there is a flooring option geared to suit. Options include epoxy coatings and flooring paints or stains, tiles and roll out mats.

Garage Door

Choosing the right garage door is one of the most important aspects of a garage renovation. You’ll need to consider the material, insulation, aesthetic appeal and even security considerations. This is also the time to think about a potential upgrade to your garage door opener and whether or not you would like to add a dedicated garage door security system.

Storage

This is where style and functionality come together to help you plan a garage renovation that adds excellent functionality and improves the appearance of the space.

Cabinets, racks and wall storage systems can be used independently or as a combined storage system in the garage. They help to keep things in their place yet accessible, while reducing clutter. Your choice of garage storage is likely to depend upon how you intend to use the space. The best way to determine the ideal storage system is to speak with a garage organization specialist.

A Car Lift

Car lovers seeking to create a true oasis may want to consider the ultimate garage upgrade –a car lift. If you have a garage ceiling that is at least 10 feet high and also a vehicle that is not used during the colder season, installing a car lift can help you avoid the expense of offsite storage. To get started, you’ll want to talk to an experience car lift expert, like the complete garage organization experts at Garage Living here in the GTA.  Connect with them via their listing here on eieihome.com!

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