Garages are a great addition to any home. Not only do they give you extra security for your car or even double up as a makeshift gym, but they are great for storing everything from tools and bikes to furniture and appliances.
However, with the garages flexibility in terms of its uses, comes added complications. A spacious garage can soon turn into a dumping ground for everything and anything you can’t decide what to do with from the house!
It’s for that reason that we’ve put together this essential list of super simple garage space saving tips. Take a look below and you’ll soon have your garage looking neat and organised:
1. Roller Garage Doors
A roller garage door takes up the minimum amount of space required as it opens vertically, as opposed to a standard up-and-over or sectional doors.
For example, you could park your car as close to the garage door as possible whereas with other styles of garage doors you’d have to leave a considerable amount of space empty.
2. Build Garage Cabinets
Constantly losing nails and wall plugs? Building a simple garage cabinet can free up a whole bunch of space as well as making your garage look a lot more organised. Consider an open cabinet without unnecessary doors and lids where possible for maximum space saving although be aware that you may need to store any harmful chemicals or tools in more secure cabinets and away from children or animals.
3. Install Wall Organisers
Fed up of tripping over the bike everytime you go in the garage? Garages have plenty of wall space and don’t need to look as beautiful as the walls of your living room. Make the most of this by installing wall organiser units, pegs and shelves for tools and materials. You can then use more sturdy hooks and bolts to secure large items such as garden tools, bikes and sports equipment to the walls.
4. Don’t Forget Garage Ceiling Storage
If you want to go the extra mile and the floor / wall space is already taken up, why not utilise the ceiling? By attaching hooks, joists or rollers to the ceiling you can add some extra storage space that is perfect for rarely used items that you don’t need easy access to saving yet more space for the stuff you use on a regular basis.
5. Painting Your Garage Walls & Floor
Whilst this tip doesn’t actually, save you space, painting your garage can give the illusion that it is bigger than it actually is. Go for light and bright colours on the walls and floor as you would your home interiors and your garage will be feeling bigger in no time!
6. Consider Practical Lighting
Similar to adding a lick of paint, adding the correct lighting can give an illusion of more space, but it can also literally give you more room. Often the standard lighting in garages can be bulky and unnecessary. Choosing more sleek, simpler lighting solutions can save more ceiling space for other items.
7. DIY Parking Aids
Not the best at parking your car in the garage? Don’t worry! We’ve got a couple of really easy hacks that can make reversing into your garage a doddle ensuring you’re leaving as much space as possible for other items:
Spare tennis ball and string to hand? Firstly, park your car in it’s optimal position and hang the tennis ball from the ceiling so that it gently rests against the windscreen. Next time you come to park your car you’ll know when you touch the tennis ball that you’re in the right spot!
After something a bit more subtle? Why not use a couple of wooden planks to create a more discreet curb that alerts you that the car is in the right place when you touch it. Same concept, different design.
So there you have it, 7 super simple space saving ideas for your garage. Enjoy the extra room! If you like the idea of Roller Garage Doors, please get in touch! Otherwise, check out our blog for more helpful articles.