What do you think when you hear the words “add value to your home?” Your mind may wonder toward a finished basement, replacing the carpet, or maybe some landscaping. How about this lesser known way; ORGANIZING THE GARAGE! It’s true. Having an organizing system in place for your garage can make your home much more desirable and worth so much more. This could mean that someone may be willing to pay $5,000 more for your house than the house across the street, simply because it has an organized garage. It is one of the best ways to increase the value of your home. Here are some ideas to help get you going.
Clear Out the Clutter
The first thing you need to do is clear out the clutter. Get rid of stuff you don’t need or use. This step can be overwhelming to some people. If you are one of those people, consider hiring a professional organizer to help streamline the project. If you feel bad about getting rid of perfectly good things that you simply don’t use anymore, donate them! There are plenty of people out there that will appreciate your items and put them to good use.
Make Your Plan
Once you have everything out of your garage, and you have gotten rid of the unwanted or unused items, you can plan the garage layout that you think will be the most beneficial. If you are planning on living in the home for a while longer, ask yourself what will you be using your garage for? Will you use if for storage, a workshop, or a place to park your car? The answers to these questions will tell you what type of materials you will be needing to get your garage organized.
Cabinets and Shelving
A lot of people think that cabinets and shelving are equal. This is not the case. Each piece of equipment is designed to solve a specific storage issue. Shelving is great for frequently used items because you can see them right away and quickly access them. Cabinets are great for items that are potentially hazardous or unsafe for children. If they are in a cabinet behind closed doors they are safely tucked away and out of reach of children. Overhead storage is great for long term storage items because it keeps those things up and out of the way.
At Garage Décor and More, we have a large variety of storage solutions for your garage. Take a look at our Redline Cabinets. With two styles to choose from, our Workbench Series and our Slimline Series, you are sure to find something that fits your needs. Both styles are wall-hung and feature our gator-tough powder-coated finishes. These finishes outperform paint and laminate and carry a lifetime guarantee. They are available in rich burgundy, soft platinum, and ten other color finishes. They will look great in your garage.
For wall organization, our HandiWALL system may be just what you are looking for. The system can be installed in full 8’ or 4’ panels, or the panels can be cut to size to fit a tighter storage space. HandiWALL allows for a flexible layout that can easily adapt to changing storage needs.
You also might want to consider Storewall for your storage needs. It’s ideal for your garage or carport. It is incredibly strong and waterproof and comes in your choice of five colors and woodgrain finishes. Storewall includes a range of accessories for storing tools, sports equipment, and automotive needs.
As previously mentioned, overhead storage is a great way to store things that are not used very often, so they are up and out of the way. Our Overhead Storage System is a great way to add more storage space overhead in your garage. Our overhead racks are ideal for boxes or storage containers that contain out-of-season items. They are constructed of steel with a durable white finish, and feature adjustable heights to fit your personal needs.
If you’re looking to get the most bang for your buck, don’t forget about the garage floor. Our Polymer Coating is a decorative interior and exterior flooring suited for domestic and commercial use. It is a floor surface made from a dense polymer which gives it strength and durability, which is ideal for high-traffic areas like a garage. It is water, chemical, and oil resistant making it easy to maintain. There is a large variety of colors and styles to choose from.
Peace of Mind
If you are looking for peace of mind and need a sense of order to your life, organizing your garage is the perfect idea. Everything will have a designated spot and you won’t have to worry or fuss over where things are. You will have a space that is clean and orderly. It will give you a sense of calm at the end of a long day when you come home to a perfectly organized garage. You will have a fresh, new space that can be used as your own quiet space, or a space for entertaining guests. The possibilities are endless with a perfectly organized garage from Garage Décor and More!
If you are looking to add more value to your home, to either sell it or keep it for yourself a little while longer, let Garage Décor and More organize your garage to help you get the most value possible.
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