Is your garage a boring space that’s completely cluttered? Although a garage can serve as additional storage space, it easily turns into an overcrowded cubby. Have you got some boxes you need to put elsewhere? Put it into the garage.
That one shelf isn’t needed right now – put it into the garage. And suddenly you hardly know where to put your car. All you can see is clutter. But what if you could turn your garage into useful space? Let yourself be inspired by our cool and ideas and get help from the best professionals in furniture removal.
1. Prepare Your Garage
First things first – you need to sort out your garage before you can even start with remodeling it. Whichever idea you choose to go with, everything that’s in your garage has to go. Well, not exactly everything, there certainly are some items you’d like to keep. Hence, do declutter and furniture removal first. Put your car outside to avoid accidental damages and declutter one shelf after another.
Throw out shelves that don’t look nice anymore and dysfunctional tools. Nothing takes up more space than tools and appliances that don’t work anymore. Get rid of any other shelves for the time being, too. If some of them are still in good condition, you may want to upcycle them. Or just donate them. Let go of any other useless items as well. It’s certainly been grand to keep certain items for future projects. But if you haven’t started them by now, you’re unlikely to get around to them.
Especially with larger items, it’s rather handy to contact a service for help. Whatever can still be of use, they’ll take care of to donate. Moreover, the sooner the removal is done, the sooner you can start remodeling. Let the furniture removal guys handle the clutter while you’re away. Return home to a cleaned-out garage.
2. Do The Floor First
Whether you’re going to convert your garage into additional living space or just into a personal repair shop – take care of the floor first after furniture removal. Most garages only have boring concrete flooring. It’s certainly functional and serves its purpose, but it tends to crack and absorb oils. You’ve got two fantastic options: add a layer of concrete and seal it or use epoxy.
If you’re going for another layer of concrete, you can already add some color to it. Concrete doesn’t have to be grey. Pick any color you like. You may mix concrete with any pot you come across or with pigments of your choice. Once that’s done, set and dry, you need to sand it thoroughly. Seal it with three layers of linseed oil – but give the oil some time to dry before you add another layer.
Metallic epoxy floors are a decorative protective coating that seals your concrete. These coatings are made from a synthetic polymer that creates a robust and plastic-like material layered over your existing flooring. Metallic epoxy is a form of solid epoxy with metallic, glitter-like particles mixed into the coating. Metallic epoxy floors can last 20 years or more with proper care and maintenance when professionally installed.
Alternatively, you can create a cool floor design with epoxy. You can choose several colors and create truly splendid designs. The advantage of epoxy is that it won’t crackle and you can clean up any spills more easily.
3. Insulation and Power is Key
After furniture removal and taking care of the floor, you should definitely add insulation. If you keep your garage as a repair shop or DIY den, you’ll appreciate the insulation. It’ll also better protect your car from the weather.
Should you turn the garage into additional living space, you will need insulation. It’ll save you a lot for heating or cooling since less heat or cold can escape. Don’t forget to add some paint to your insulated walls after furniture removal.
Keep in mind that you may need additional electricity in your garage. If you turn it into a studio, you may require additional water lines. It’s best to leave that part to the experts if you’re not a pro yourself.
4. Open Your Box of Creativity
There is so much you can do with a simple garage. Think about adding some additional windows. A skylight for the additional atmosphere of your new garage would be a grand idea. It’ll save you some power during the day and at night you can gaze at the stars.
Create a professional DIY repair shop
The first thing that comes to mind with an amazing garage would be to stick to some of its original use. Add a hydraulic platform to provide yourself with a better workspace when working on cars.
Add functional storage space for all your tools to have them at hand. Depending on the size of your garage, you may want to consider adding a workbench. Hide additional materials in functional storage cabinets. Mount bicycles to the wall.
Make it a Tiny Home
A garage doesn’t have to be used as a garage or anything related to cars. Replace the garage door with top to bottom windows and a door. If your garage is high enough you can add a loft for sleeping or office space. Should it not be tall enough, you could consider lofting your garage to gain more space. Add multifunctional furniture to make the most of the small space. If you don’t want a tiny home but just another living space, here are a couple of additional ideas of what your garage could turn into:
- Living room
- Playroom for your children
- Your personal office
- Cozy studio for guests
- A home cinema
- Meeting hub with a bar
- Atelier for your creative juices
Parting Words On Garage Furniture Removal
Truth be told, you should be as creative as possible. With all the restrictions of the pandemic, most have lost their access to many leisure activities. But that doesn’t mean you couldn’t bring it home. If you already have a few types of equipment, don’t do away with it during furniture removal, but keep it.
You may want to add some large mirrors to the wall to give it the perfect gym feeling. Or, add a photographic wallpaper for additional atmosphere for a painting studio/atelier. Don’t throw out old tools during furniture removal as you can turn your garage into a perfect workshop studio. The sky is the limit when you have created.