While most homeowners have a garage, they tend to under-utilize it. It becomes an area where you put unused tools, boxes of old parts, or holiday décor. Over time, your garage becomes a cluttered mess that no longer has any room for your vehicles. Garage space is often taken for granted, but it can easily become one of the most visually appealing and functional area of your home. If your life seems to revolve around cars, motorcycles, or DIY projects that require working with your hands, your garage should match your passions. To get you there, here’s how to create a showroom garage.
1. Think About the Big Picture
Before doing anything, consider what you are trying to achieve with your garage space. Think about the kind of area you want, what features you’ll want to include, and some different options for layouts. Use the Internet for inspiration. Creating a dream vision for your showroom will help you better communicate with your design specialist at Closet Organizing Systems™. No vision is too extravagant—if you can dream it, we can build it.
2. Prepare the Space
Next, start preparing the space by going through any items that you have stored in your garage. If you have boxes upon boxes, you’re going to need to sort through them and decide what you want to keep and what can be thrown out. If your garage is lacking available space, consider utilizing a temporary storage unit so that you have protected storage from the elements when you clear out your garage for the makeover.
3. Optimize Storage Solutions
If you have things that you’ll want to keep in your garage later on, make sure that you think about what items you really need storage for so you can communicate those needs to the design specialists. Storage solutions are essential in creating an aesthetically pleasing garage. Luckily, Closet Organizing Systems™ offers innovative solutions to make use of your valuable space. Whether you need cabinets or additional wall storage for lawn care items, automotive equipment, power tools, and sporting goods, we can help you eliminate the clutter, remove the eyesores, and optimize your current space.
4. Choose Your Color Scheme
One of the more exciting aspects of creating a showroom garage is choosing your color scheme and envisioning the change. If you have a sports car that you keep in the garage, consider coordinating a color scheme with that. If you’re looking for something a little more modern and racier, Closet Organizing Systems™ has variety of high gloss or special colors ideally suited for a garage space. Most Design Drawings can be rendered in your color choices so you can visualize your future garage showroom space.
5. Don’t Forget the Floor
To complete your garage, consider applying an epoxy floor coating system. This will help improve a concrete floor that looks old and even repair existing cracks. Epoxy coatings help protect the flooring and keep it looking its best. Epoxy floors not only improve the appearance of your garage, but they also strengthen and make the surface easier to maintain.
Transforming your garage into a showroom-worthy space requires a little bit of work, but it’s definitely within reach. By working with Closet Organizing Systems™, Chicago’s award-winning designers on garage cabinets, garage storage organization, and garage hobby areas, you’ll transform your garage space into a functional and visually appealing area. Closet Organizing Systems™ will help you make the most out of your valuable garage space while simultaneously creating a visually appealing space that will also help improve the value of your home. Contact Closet Organizing Systems™ today to learn more about how we can help you create a showroom garage.