Many people think of their garage as that boring, dusty, cluttered place where they store their car and all the junk their kids don’t play with anymore, but it doesn’t have to be that way. These three cost-effective upgrades will make your garage attractive and functional.
Apply an Epoxy Coating to Your Garage Floor
The cost to epoxy floor in your garage is well worth the price. Epoxy coating your garage floor can transform the whole look of your garage. Epoxy coated floors give your space a sleek, modern look that can be customized with a huge variety of colors and patterns. Epoxy coated garage floors are also very durable. A professionally installed epoxy coating should last years, which means you won’t have to pay for a redo anytime soon.
Upgrade Your Storage
Upgrading your storage is a great way to eliminate clutter in your garage. One of the cheapest and most eco-friendly routes is to repurpose household containers. Shipping boxes, plastic jugs and even paper towel tubes can be creatively repurposed to organize your space.
For another cheap option, pick up a free wooden pallet from your local big-box store and prop it against the wall to store brooms, rakes and any other long-handled tools.
You can inexpensively organize your metal tools by attaching a piece of sheet metal to the wall and using it as a magnet board.
Give Your Garage Door a Makeover
An ugly, poorly functioning garage door can lower the value of your home. Inexpensively boost your home’s curb appeal by giving your old door a fresh coat of paint. Once you’ve got that door looking good, make it more functional by giving it some insulation to help keep your garage from being cold in the winter and smothering in the summer.
Forgetting to close your garage door can lead to property damage from wind, rain and wildlife or even theft of your belongings. You can give yourself some peace of mind by employing smart technology. Smart devices can allow you to monitor and even open and close your garage door with your cell phone, so you’ll never have to worry about whether you left the door open or run out in the rain to close it again.
These three cost-effective garage upgrades will have you well on your way to boosting the resale value of your home and making your garage a better space for your family.