Your garage isn’t just a place to park your car, it’s a part of your home. It’s easy to forget that it’s attached to your house, but it’s always going to be there, even if you decide to ignore it.
Below you’ll find out why you need to pay attention to your garage and start making the inside impressive.
1. Coat or seal the garage floor
By coating or sealing your garage floor, you’ll instantly change the ambience and transform the aesthetic. You can choose from practically any color that fits your style. If you don’t want to deal with getting your concrete stained, coating and sealing will protect your concrete for years to come.
But don’t skimp out on installation, you’re going to want to get it professionally installed. By doing so, you ensure the coating stays on your concrete and not on your tires. If you want to learn more about not just coatings but everything in your garage, make sure to check out Hack My Garage.
2. Change the lighting
If you don’t invest in lighting fixtures, your garage is going to be a dimly lit mess. You won’t be able to find anything at night and you won’t want to stay in there either! You can purchase a garage LED bulb that screws right into any regular light socket.
By lighting up the place, you’ll be able to find the screwdriver you so desperately need late into the night. You’ll be able to spend more time in your garage working on DIY projects. LED bulbs also last a long time, so your investment goes a long way.
3. Buy Air-conditioning or heating
Your garage can become unbearable during the summer and winter months. If you purchase air- conditioning or heating units, you’ll be able to spend time in your garage when it counts. Instead of being stuck inside your home the entire winter, you can relax in your garage and get some peace of mind.
You also increase the value of your home by adding to your livable square footage. It’s a great way to justify the expensive purchase of heating or cooling.
Tired of looking at white all day? It’s likely that your garage’s paint job is dinged up after years of abuse. Give it a new paint job with interior latex paint. You’re going to want to make sure you use the right paint otherwise the harsh conditions in your garage will erode the paint over time.
I suggest using grey, off-white or blue. Any neutral color can do, and you can have fun with it too! Accent walls are perfectly acceptable, it’s your garage afterall.
It’s your garage, so make it fun. You don’t want to look at your garage like it’s a stranger, it’s a part of your home and deserves attention. By adding these additions to your home, you’ll be able to enjoy your life in the garage that much more.
Take your time with it and be patient, you’ll enjoy the end results when you’re working on your DIY project in a chilly garage!