There will be up front costs to get your garage ready but there are so many benefits to transforming the space such as, saving money on a monthly gym membership and personalising the space to your requirements, that we think these definitely outweigh the initial spend. No more driving to the gym, no more excuses not to go out for that ride or run, the time has come to focus on beating your personal bests and get the edge on race day.
So here are some ideas to help you transform your space:
Get your equipment sorted
There are plenty of articles out there about what you need depending on your training needs so we won’t go into this in detail. It is safe to say that a bike trainer and treadmill are required along with perhaps weights, a mat for warm up and cool down and a television to take your mind off the pain!
Clear the clutter and free up your floor space
No-one can train properly if they are bumping their knees on the wall whilst they cycle so clearing the floor space for your equipment and having space around them is really important! Decluttering can help, adding in storage options can also reduce how much is on the floor but to create the best space, try moving anything not associated with your training out of the garage. Of course that may be difficult so perhaps creating a training zone in one area might be the answer.
The right floor
You might decide to settle for just a bike mat over your current floor but adding in a proper flooring can make a world of difference to the aesthetics of your garage and potentially your performance. We recommend our PVC Floor Tiles over our Resin Floor as these are more suited to a training environment. In fact we’ve installed lots of garages with these tiles whose owners want to use the space for a gym or training space. Find out more about our tiles here.
Training is hot and sweaty work, make sure you have adequate ventilation in your garage or invest in some good fans to keep you cool.
Adding in a TV or sound system may help take your mind off of the pain so ensure you install something to keep your mind distracted. Depending on how serious you are about your sport, you might also want to hook up a laptop with specialist technology to monitor your performance.
Personalise your space
By this we don’t just mean colour and adding posters to the walls, make sure the space has everything you need whilst you are training. Do you have a basket to keep your accessories in, can everything be accessed easily and do you have somewhere close by to keep your towel? Installing useful hooks, racks, baskets and shelves can keep everything close to hand AND help keep it clutter free.
We have a whole range of items to keep it all clean and tidy and would love to discuss how we can help you transform your space!
Perhaps you might now to look at our Garage Gym page for more inspiration, click here to visit.
Whether your garage ceiling is high or low, it can still lose a lot of heat. You might have nests in the ceiling space creating mess and dirt, dust from the ceiling can also fall down into the garage contributing to the dusty feel. There are many ways to insulate the space and stop all this dust from coming in including drywall and plasterboarding the area.
Our solution is to panel your ceiling with our white ceiling panel thus it fits in with the walls, creates a brighter feel to the garage and also helps keep everything dust free. If you have a higher than average height, you can even consider putting a loft hatch in so you can still access the space and create even more storage.
We completed this lovely garage makeover back in 2019 and earlier this month, MD Alastair Broom visited the customer to see how the garage was shaping up for him.
As you will see from the video, the garage looks great. It has room for his Ferrari on one side and the other is for his Home Gym area where he can exercise. Dual purpose! He also wanted to have the walls clean so not too many storage accessories are added but he can always choose to add more later if he wishes.
To see the full case study and what it looked like before we arrived, click here.
This beautiful garage was designed and installed by Garageflex, and completed in February 2020. Full case study to come but we couldn’t resist sharing this great video taken by Seve, one of our fitters.
We love how the Gentian Blue metal cabinets really stand out against the white walls and seamless grey resin floor. This now has so much storage space, a place for bikes and a workbench too.
We would love to help you create your ideal garage space so get in touch on 01491 579975 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The next installment in our Meet the Garageflex Team is to introduce you to our lovely Customer Services lady, Vero.
Born in South Africa, she is so friendly and really understands what customers need. Want to find out more? Watch this video!