Garage Renovation: How to Add Room Without Adding a New Room
As families grow both in size and number, so too do all the activities and needs associated with them - from hobbies to sports to simply wanting a place to chill out and relax. As time passes, a once-spacious home can feel as if it has shrunk like a wool sweater accidentally thrown in the dryer.
So, how do you give yourself and your family some space?
Remodel Your Garage for Usable Square Footage
Garage renovations add functional, beautiful space to your home. You can skip the expensive addition and focus on space you already have with a professional garage makeover. Re-imagine the dark, dingy floors, unfinished walls, harsh lighting and clutter, and consider the possibility of a total garage renovation. With the help of Hello Garage, your average garage can be transformed into a workstation, studio, showroom or something entirely new.
But where to start? This is more than just an annual garage clean-out. This is a ground-up renovation, so why not start with the garage floor?
Steps to a Successful Garage Renovation
- Polyaspartic Garage Floor Coatings
When it comes to renewing your garage floor, polyaspartic floor coatings look amazing and last a long time. Unlike polyurethane and epoxy coatings, polyaspartic flooring resists UV fading, peeling and cracking and can last for decades.
A successful polyaspartic floor coating requires meticulous surface preparation, highly specialized industrial equipment and professional installation by an experienced crew. But the results are totally worth it. You get a floor with granite-like looks and durability and it only takes about a day to complete the process. Plus, once your beautiful new floor is installed, it may inspire you to tackle the rest of the space.
- Organize with Garage Cabinets & Storage
Once you've got your floor sorted, it's time to take care of the clutter. Installing garage cabinets is one way to get all those tools and other loose items put in their place. Not only does this make everything look cleaner, but it also means you'll never have to search for that pair of pliers or baseball mitt again. Look for garage cabinets made of heavy-gauge, powder-coated steel. Other garage cabinet accessories include recessed handles and interior lighting.
- Utilize Garage Walls
Garage cabinets are just the beginning. A slatwall system for your garage walls with hooks and baskets can organize everything from garden tools and sporting equipment to bikes and kayaks. You will be amazed at the space you'll recover just by getting stuff off the floor! Add some LED lighting to really brighten up the place and give it new life.
- Enjoy Your New Garage
The last part of the transformation is entirely up to you and that's figuring out what you'll do with your new space. Will it be a place to set up a workbench and start a woodworking hobby? A scrapbooking area or a gift-wrapping station? Maybe it can become a yoga studio on nice days when the cars can stay outside? Maybe it's time for the kids to form a real garage band!
Even if it stays a garage, it'll be one that your friends and neighbors will envy. With beautiful polyaspartic flooring and a fresh set of garage cabinets, storage and other accessories, you'll be able to say hello to a brand new garage. Contact us for your free estimate today!