When we're renovating our homes, we tend to overlook the garage. It is usually a place where a lot of our old furniture and appliances, tools, and bikes are stored before they are finally thrown out. The garage is often the last place that gets any renovation, but with a little work, it can become so much more. Here are a few tips for rejuvenating your garage
Before you can start to renovate your garage, you need to clean out all the junk and give it a thorough clean-up. There are many ways that you can do this. You can hire a skip or a van and take everything to the refuse centre, or you can try to sell what you can and throw out the rest. Anything you want to keep needs to be sorted out and stored somewhere safe and dry until you have finished the garage. You then need to start the cleaning process; citrus cleaners can help you to remove old oil from the floor and other areas. You could also remove any cupboards or panels that you don’t want and sweep out any dirt or debris.
Once the garage is clear and clean, you can focus on painting. It is best to paint the floor with a special sealer that will also protect the floor and make it water resistant. Depending on what the walls are made from, you should select a durable and mold resistant paint. If the area is too big to do on your own, you could get help from a friend or hire professionals to do this part for you.
Refitting the garage
You will need to allow the paint on the walls and floor to dry properly before continuing the work. Next would be installing any new cupboards and benches; you can also add things like a tool rack, and a place for your floor jack to sit safely. If you are replacing the floor jack, then you can research which floor jack is the best online. When you are replacing the units, try to make sure that you allow things to be stored in order, this will make it easier for you to keep the garage organized later.
As you are renovating the interior of the garage, this is also a good time to think about replacing the garage doors. Take a look at the doors to see if they are in good condition or if they need to be replaced. You might be able to strip them down and repaint them, in which case you can save a little money. However, if they are damaged or rusty, then you will need to get them replaced. Remember also to grease the runners and service the automatic door opener if you have one.
After you have completed all of this work, you can then think about replacing any other items that will make your garage look and function even more nicely!