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5 Cost Efficient Tips for Overhauling Your Garage Space

Simon Mitchell

Simon Mitchell

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5 Cost Efficient Tips for Overhauling Your Garage Space

A cluttered garage filled with odds and ends that have no real home is a frustrating fixture of many homes.

It might seem like a costly, labour-intensive job to make the most of this large space in your home - but with the tips we’ll list below, it’ll seem like a much easier process, paving the way for a wholly optimised home that’ll improve your domestic life to no end...

Sell Unwanted Items At Boot Sales

If there’s a pile of unused stuff in your garage, chances are that somebody somewhere will want to buy it. Selling these odds and ends is an effective way of decluttering and raising funds for a garage remodel - so whether it’s the local car boot sale or eBay, auditing your garage for valuable hidden gems is a vital first step in the garage overhaul process.

You might even find some long-lost items you don’t want to sell while you’re doing this - as even the most cherished heirlooms are often lost in the black hole that is a cluttered garage.

Seek Shelving Salvation

Once you’ve suitably decluttered the garage, you’ll be left with all the items you need to store in the room. Everything from bicycles to camping gear and sports gear will be languishing in a pile on your garage floor.

The next step will be to invest in sturdy garage shelving systems that can take the weight of just about anything and will form an easily organisable section of your garage. Allocate a shelf for each type of item you’re storing, so you’ll easily be able to access your Christmas decorations at the start of December, and your camping gear once the summer sun starts to shine.

5 Cost Efficient Tips for Overhauling Your Garage Space

Ditch the harsh strip light commonly found in garages in favour of a softer option, whether you opt for traditional ceiling bulbs or more eco-friendly LEDs. Lighting goes a long way towards making a room more welcoming, so such an upgrade should be considered even if you’re on a limited budget

Label Everything...LITERALLY!

And we mean everything. Making sure all your storable items are stored in clearly labelled containers will make the difference between your garage being tidy for years to come and descending back into cluttered chaos after a few months.

All you’ll need are some sticky labels and a pen, and everything will be in its right place forever more.

Revolutionise The Lighting

Once you’ve put up your shelves and labelled everything properly, you might want to use the newly cleared space in your garage for something. Whether it’s a ping-pong table or a practice space for your garage rock band, you’ll need a proper lighting solution to make the space that little bit more inviting.

5 Cost Efficient Tips for Overhauling Your Garage Space

You’ll use the space a lot more if it’s more comfortable, expanding the possibilities in your home as a result. If your budget stretches a little further, consider insulating the garage door to stop wintry winds from whipping in!

Give The Floor a Fresh Look

A garage tends to be the coldest area of the home, especially in winter, and this can be felt through your feet thanks to the solid concrete floor. A cheap solution to this quandary is to purchase some cosy rugs and place them in high-footfall areas, to make the garage seem more like an extension of your home than an icy netherworld.

You’ll use the space a lot more if it’s more comfortable, expanding the possibilities in your home as a result. If your budget stretches a little further, consider insulating the garage door to stop wintry winds from whipping in.

So, whatever you use your garage for, by following these tips, you’re sure to make it a more organised and homely area of your home to spend time in - without breaking the bank!