Why leave your car outdoors, where it will be damaged by UV rays, bird droppings, tree sap, and get terribly heated in summers? To avoid all that, store it in a garage to keep it cleaner and help prolong its longevity. Here are some ways you can completely customise your garage, inside and outside.
Instead of the plain concrete floor, get polymer flooring for your garage. It is aesthetic as well as practical, since it is more robust, with greater resistance to wear and stains. It’s easy to clean, keeps dust away, and hides dirt very well, and also adds resale value to your garage.
Your garage should look awesome not only on the inside but on the outside as well. For that, you need to get rid of your old fiber-board overhead door and replace it with a classy carriage-style or coach-style door. These doors open like French doors (instead of being raised and placed just under the garage ceiling). If it’s too much work for you to open both sides of the doors every time, get the automated version. Apart from the eye-catching appeal, it will also leave your garage ceiling free to hang storage. In case the wooden versions are too expensive, buy a less costly steel look-alike.
Get rid of old particleboard cabinets warped due to humidity. These days various kinds of different cabinet systems are available in the market, which are durable and attractive, and can be customised in different ways. There are a lot to choose from- birch-wood drawers, brushed metal, or particleboard cabinets finished with melamine, which is a durable and fire-resistant polymer. You can DIY your cabinets, mount your cabinets off the floor so that it’s easier to clean underneath and also your flooring is more visible.
Wall and Rack Storage
To maximize your garage storage space, store your things on a wall or overhead. You can use wire shelving on your walls. If you mount brackets, hooks and other hardware only on studs, then you’re wasting a lot of opportunities. You can add a layer of 3/4-inch plywood over the drywall or bare studs. This provides you with a continuous surface for fastening; therefore, you can easily mount storage hardware, and arrange more stuff onto the wall.
You can also use grid walls- large, durable metal grids with hooks, where you can hang your lawn tools. Otherwise, you can opt for a slat-wall system- heavy-duty thermoplastic walls that can be attached to your (existing) garage wall. These comprise a series of horizontal slats and accessories that fit into the slats. You can customise storage by attaching baskets, hooks and shelving to the slats. If you run out of wall space, use ceiling mounted storage racks.
Once you have customised your garage, you can focus on your car. Make sure you always park inside the garage and never outside. Give attention to the maintenance of your car as well as your garage. To make your car more comfortable, you can use the best car seat cushion and high-quality upholstery for your car. Never leave bits of food inside your car; it attracts roaches. In such cases, use pesticides with natural ingredients.