Simple improvements make garage functional, less cluttered

Posted by Tom Kalinski Founder RE/MAX of Boulder on Monday, August 17th, 2015 at 9:05am.

It is possible to get more out of the garage than just its intended purpose – parking vehicles – and as a catch-all for miscellaneous items the home dwellers rarely use. The Realty Times provides these tips on how to streamline the garage, making it an organized and practical space that allows the household to run more efficiently:

Invest in a workbench

No garage is complete without a proper, sturdy workbench, which will not only provide storage for tools, but create a space for do-it-yourself projects. Most workbenches come with built-in drawers and a light to tackle projects into the night.

Light it up

The right amount of lighting allows homeowners to take full advantage of the space and the ability to work at convenient times in an otherwise busy schedule. It means that poor lighting will no longer be a factor in the quality of finished projects made in the garage, and less time will be spent looking for small objects indirectly camouflaged by the dark space. Portable lighting is a less-expensive option to installing mounted lights.

Purchase a tool chest

Get the tools scattered on the floor and other surfaces into one location and increase productivity by investing in a tool chest, which will help keep them organized and save time when working on projects.

‘Add on’ storage

Adding storage to the garage doesn’t necessarily require a contractor. Finding a place for the rake and broom or getting the bikes off the floor is as easy as affixing a peg board to the wall. It also accommodates small tools, larger items and any miscellaneous tools unable to fit in drawers. A less-expensive option is installing sturdy hooks on the wall to store a garden hose, lawn equipment or other tools, making the garage appear neat and clean.


Tom Kalinski 
Owner and Founder
RE/MAX of Boulder

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