Transforming your garage into a space that caters for your passions can be an exciting project. Whether you love working on your classic car, getting out on the open road with your bike or nothing better than a relaxing round of golf. All of these priorities can be indulged with a thoughtful approach to designing the space, helping you create a true haven inside your home.
In this blog we’ll take a look at some of the things to consider when starting out on this exciting journey.
Define your purpose
Determine the primary use of your transformed garage. Will it be a workshop, showroom, storage space or a combination of these? Understanding how you want to use the space will help guide the design and layout decisions.
Clear out and organise
Start by decluttering and removing unnecessary items from your garage. Sort through your belongings, sell or donate what you don’t need and organise the remainder. Consider installing shelves, cabinets, storage racks and pegboards to maximise the storage available to keep items tidy. Garageflex can help with this last point as our design experts are experienced in creating spaces that are just right for your lifestyle, right down to the last detail.
Upgrade your flooring
Adding in a functional floor that’s ideal for your space can make it more durable and attractive. PVC floor tiles and seamless resin floor coatings are popular options depending on the look you want to achieve. Our premium range of floor tiles are ideally suited to most garage spaces including those used as a gym where as a resin coating gives a more luxurious feel if you were trying to achieve a showroom look.
Adequate lighting is an important element particularly if you are going to be conducting detailed work. For more information on the options that are available, take a look at our dedicated lighting blog post.
Workbench and Tool Storage IdeasSet up a sturdy workbench as the centrepiece of your garage. Consider a bespoke cabinet set-up with solid worktops, drawers and pegboard areas to keep everything organised.
Depending your passion or hobby, you might want to invest in specialised equipment such as golf simulators, car lifts, gym equipment etc. The secret is making sure the space works for you and that’s where the Garageflex team can add real value as their priority is to create a design that fits everything into the space and do all the hard work for you.
Inspiring DisplaysShowcase your collection, finished projects and memorabilia in a dedicated display area. Ensure you have space to mount these on the walls or have a good shelving option to exhibit your items with pride. Add in inspirational posters, artwork or photographs related to your hobby to give you a lift each time you enter the garage.
Keep it ComfyMake sure it’s a space you enjoy spending time in so insulating the walls and ceiling are a key concern in these cold British winters. You can add in heating and cooling options to make it even better and ensure you have proper ventilation. Consider adding entertainment elements in the way of speakers and tv and even refreshment stations to keep you going during your creative sessions.
Organise your workspace
Make the space truly yours by adding personal touches. Hang up posters or artwork related to your passion, display trophies or awards, or create a gallery wall with photographs. Incorporate your favorite colors or themes into the decor to reflect your personality.
Remember, safety should always be a priority when working in your garage. Before undertaking any major renovations, check local building codes, obtain necessary permits, and consult professionals when needed. Enjoy the process of transforming your garage into a space that fuels your passion and allows you to fully indulge in your hobbies.
If you are ready to get on with transforming your garage, give our experts a call on 01491 579975 to discuss further and set up your complimentary design consultation.