Give Your Garage a Makeover
Summer may be around the corner, but it is never too late for some spring cleaning. If you are struggling to get out of your car every time you park it in the garage, or just see potential for a better workspace underneath that mess, a garage renovation may be a project you should consider investing time into. Here are some ideas and steps to get you started.
Clean Out Your Garage
Over the years, you may have accumulated some things you do not need anymore. See if there are any items that you no longer need, and give them away or sell them on Craig’s List, if possible. Items that you use on certain occasions, like Christmas decorations, should be stored in the attic, if you have one. Give the garage a good sweeping as well.
Organize the Garage to Suit Your Personality!
Garages do not have to be dull. Besides hanging up decorations, look into painting your garage or giving it some flavor. If you have the budget, install new flooring for an upgraded look.
Look at Some Examples!
When it comes to renovation, look at some extreme examples to get you inspired. People have renovated their garages into offices, second homes, and even kitchens! While you may not go that far, looking at some examples may get the creative gears in your head turning.
Call a Professional!
Small garage renovations like painting are easy for anyone to do. All it takes is a little planning, a little time, and some dedication. However, if your project plans are bigger, do not be afraid to call on a professional. Contractors can help you accomplish the big jobs you cannot do. Here are a few reasons to hire a contractor:
They Can Install Electricity to Your Garage
When renovating, you may need electrical wiring installed. Unless you are experienced, this is perhaps not something you want to do yourself. Besides the potential danger, you may not know proper electrical code, creating a dangerous fire hazard. A contractor can map out where you need electricity, estimate the cost, and install it for you using the latest code.
They Can Help You With Plumbing
Adding a sink (or bathroom!?) to your garage? A professional can tell you how easy, or difficult, it will be to install a new plumbing system, and give you the best course of action to do so. Never attempt to take apart your walls unless you have a pro by your side.
They Save You Time
A garage renovation can be a fun way to use your free time, but if the project is too big, it can waste more time than it is worth. A professional will do all the work while you go about your day. It is good for when you are a workaholic who cannot renovate no matter how much you manage your time.
They Will Help With Basic Assembly
Have you ever put together a shelf and ended up with a lopsided mess? A professional can build drawers, shelves, and other accessories and keep them stored for a long time. If you do it yourself, you may end up with a mess!
They Can Show You What is Feasible
For DIY projects, you may have a plan in your head that will turn your garage into something amazing. But halfway, you realize it was awesome in theory, but not so much in practice. With a professional, you can discuss ideas, and they can tell you if your plan is doable. Before you waste your time, hire a professional right here in Rhode Island.
DIY or Pro?
For spring cleaning and for some basic furniture installation, it is best to do it yourself. For tasks that require a bit more ambition, call a professional garage contractor.