When people of interior design, they think of inside their home. The kitchen needs remodeling or the living room, but what about the garage? Interior design can give you the lift you didn’t know you needed when it comes to your garage.
Spending times in your garage will make you realize either it’s perfect the way it is, or it needs some renovations to occur. Aesthetics and organization of your garage will make getting around more accessible, while pleasant looking. For instance, who would want to spend time in a sad, dark garage? A bright, cleaner garage will make your experience worthwhile.
If you want your home value to get a boost, having excellent interior inside your garage will help, making it a worthwhile investment. Selling your home with a higher value can come with remodeling the garage with fresh new designs.
If you need some inspiration, we have ideas for you to consider when remodeling the garage:
Before you do any work, think about how you primarily use the garage. Is it just for storing equipment, working on projects, or a living space for others? Knowing this primary question will give you insights into the design that best fits your needs.
Incorporate the activities you do into your desired design, such as a desk for working or a storage unit for your items. Carefully assessing your activities will guide you into more ideas into what to do for your garage space.
Cement flooring is common with garage flooring, but that doesn’t mean your garage has to be common too. Upgrading for something stylish can give your garage an extra boost. For instance, checkered tiles may interest you.
Mixing and matching different colors are options, giving life to your garage space. If you have a theme in mind or want the garage to match the home, that is an excellent place to start for inspiration. Before you lay down any time, make sure it is safe on top of cement flooring. Concrete epoxy paint can be used for easy clean up if you are working with oils.
Interior design options will vary massively depending on your organization of the garage. If you keep many appliances and tools in your garage, storage should be a priority. Use your walls to free up the flooring space, opening up creativity. Home improvement stores may have options available for you to choose. Modular storage options are also available.
Match the storage with your overall feel of what you want to achieve with the garage. For high ceilings, you can use the overhead space to build drawers or cabinets. Open shelving is an available method for storing various items.
Most garages are dark and gloomy, why not spice it up and add some life to your garage space? Depending on your preferences, you have plenty of options available. When going for a change, try not to stick to the other colors you’re familiar with, such as neutral colors. Adding different colors can change the landscape, but be mindful it should also fit the theme of the home if you wish.
A dimly-lit area in the garage can be bothersome, especially if you are doing work or repairing a vehicle. Fallen parts can go missing because of poor lighting, something you wouldn’t want if you’re an avid DIYer. Experiment with light fixtures that you believe will be a good match for the look you want. Pendant lights are also an option. If you want a vintage feel, consider incandescent bulbs to look retro and industrial.
A tool chest can be helpful to those who do work on cars or various home projects. You can choose to have your tools kept in S-hooks or drawers for easy access.
There’s nothing wrong with being a little artsy. Consider hanging pieces of posters or portraits that you admire for a personality. Adding trinkets and impressive figures you are fond of can also add character to the garage.
We’ve laid out some ideas for you to consider, but that doesn’t mean you have to follow every step or detail. Be mindful of the goal you want to achieve, whether the garage should have a particular theme, or you want a completely new garage, be sure to invest and budget wisely. This new renovation can be a new project for you and your family, turning your garage into a different space for various activities for you and the family to enjoy.