Many people love crafting and working on things around the house. Most of the time there is little space within the walls of the house proper to allow for adequate room to work, but there is often some room in the garage. However, that space is generally less than appealing because it has been left unfinished. Don’t fret; there is hope yet for turning your garage into a workshop.
Regardless of whether you need a little more room for crafting, gardening, woodworking, or being a mechanic, turning that garage into a workshop is not as hard to do as you might think.
1. Clean It Up
Most garages look as if they are an afterthought. The walls are unfinished, and they have been used for storage of more than the car for years. Clean up the floors to remove grime that has been ground in, and then give it a coat of cement paint. Move those boxes of stuff so that you can paint the walls. Voila, you now have a more appealing space to work in.
Garages have for years been a place for storing items that you must have but are not used very often. Take the time to go through the boxes and get rid of anything you think you will no longer need. Then install shelves along the walls and hooks for storing things like bicycles overhead and choose an area that has now been opened up for your workshop.
This space is where you will create a workshop using pegboards to hold tools and supply shelves. You will also want to use wood and metal to build a desk or workbench. Paint it all in bright colors and you are well on your way to having your very own workshop.
Since you are going to be working in this space, you want to be able to get a clear view of your project. Lights are a basic necessity particularly since garages are notorious for being dark places with no windows. Install a mixture of warm and bright lights to make your special space more inviting.
You may not have thought about furniture for your workshop, but you will certainly need something that adds a bit of comfortable while there. Chairs with back supports and stools that can easily slide under your worktop are a must. While making sure that you have furniture that is easy to clean, there is certainly no reason to forgo comfort for functionality.
With these ideas anyone can create their own garage workshop in little time at all, and those crafting and home improvement projects can finally go on uninterrupted.