Garages are a great asset to any home that can be setup and customized to meet a variety of needs. 

If you’re looking to get a more out of your garage, you just need a little imagination and a weekend or two to get things setup. 

We’ve put together a list of a few ideas we’ve seen across the many garages we’ve fitted with high quality doors, openers, and garage door springs in Ohio. But before we get to those, the first thing you should do is… 

Clean Up Your Garage 

A cluttered garage is a problematic garage. If your garage is filled with excess or unnecessary items, the first thing you should do is clear that out. Throw away what you don’t need. If you need to hold on to some items, but you won’t actually be using them anytime soon (ie: in the next year), consider renting a storage shed or keeping them in a tucked away place in your basement. 

Also, make sure you aren’t keeping things in your garage you shouldn’t be. 

Once you have things decluttered it’s time for improvements. 

A Folding Workbench 

If you’re storing tools in the garage, you hopefully already have a nice little tool rack setup to hold them in place. If not, we’d recommend putting one up. Once that’s in place, why not add a little workstation for yourself? 

While a stationary workbench works great for those with space, some are eager to save room. In that case, a collapsible workbench is a great option. When you need it, just lift it up and lock it in place. When you’re done, fold it back down. 

Car Control 

Are you fitting your car into a tight space? Afraid you might scratch it on a wall or protruding edge? Maybe you already have. 

Either way, it can be a good idea to take some precautions around your parking spot. One option is to take some simple foam padding (pool noodles can work great) and place them on any areas you may bump your vehicle against. 

You can also use the classic strategy of hanging a tennis ball on a string from the ceiling. When you’re all the way in, it will rest gently against your windshield, and you’ll know you’re in the clear. 

High Storage 

In general, the less things you have on the floor of your garage floor, the better. If you do need to store items in there, consider putting them hire. In fact, if you have the ceiling space, why not put some shelving up there? 

When it comes to garage storage, going vertical is a great plan. 

Establish an Actual System of Organization 

Adding shelving and additional storage is great, but to maintain an orderly garage while maximizing space, you really need to have a system of organization in place. It doesn’t have to be complex. In fact, it shouldn’t be. 

It should be simple enough for your household to follow. 

Add a Garage Floor Coating 

Want to project your garage floor from spills, stains, dust, and excessive cracking? Then an epoxy garage floor coating is a fantastic choice. Not only does it protect your floor and help it last longer, but it dramatically improves the appearance as well. 

If you do it, however, we highly recommend using a professional. It will save you a lot of time and effort and guarantee a quality job. Make sure to check out our sister company’s floor coating services available in Ohio.

Have Your Garage Door Checked and Repaired if Needed 

To keep your garage in proper working in order, you should make sure to have the door, tracks, and machinery inspected. The last thing you need is a broken garage door. Not only is it inconvenient, but it’s dangerous.  

Whether you need a new door, an inspection, or installation, Springfield Overhead Door has all of your needs covered. Contact us today!