How to Transform Your Garage into a Fun Place to Work
| Lisa Sitwell
A garage is a place to store cars, tools, and a variety of outdoor appliances. They are usually dark, cluttery, and boring to spend time in. However, there are ways to make your garage a bit more fun and uplifting while you are working on a car or other project—which is essential if you spend a lot of time out there.
People don’t tend to give their garage TLC since other parts of the home are more traveled. But if you are out there a lot, you should improve the lighting you are working with. Better lighting can improve your work and minimize potential accidents. It can also relieve your eyes from obnoxious artificial light.
Find ways to incorporate natural light into your garage. You can add some windows on your garage door, for example. You should also switch to white light bulbs to cut electricity costs. If you had additional lights around areas you spend time in, you can also save yourself an additional headache. Maybe even add some colorful lights to add some variation if you feel up to it.
Paint Your Floor
Have you ever considered customizing your garage in unique ways? Painting the floor in your garage can hide blemishes and make it an excellent workspace. This may sound weird, but you should try it!
Concrete paint helps protect the surface from stains and damage. This is especially true if you paint the floor a dark color. If you plan on moving anytime soon, it is not recommended you paint the floor something niche like pink or orange. Instead, stick with more common colors that will age well with time.
Keep it Organized
Another thing that can make your garage a miserable workplace is a lack of organization. In the worst-case scenarios, your garage may have stacks upon stacks of clutter and old storage. But in most scenarios, you don’t have a clear system of organization.
Buy cabinets and multi-purpose furniture items that can function as storage. Invest in shelves and pulley systems for bigger items. Have a designated spot for tools, and find ways to organize based on utility and size. All of these things can make your working experience easier to manage.
With some of these changes implemented, your garage will be easier to manage and work in. You can get creative with your garage space and have fun putting it together. It will not only be a place you have to spend time in but a place you’ll want to stay in!
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