Are you one of those people that tosses everything not needed in the house directly into the garage? Is your place looking like a dumpster? It’s time to do something about it.
In this article, we’ll talk about garage organization systems that will give your garage a completely new look. After remodeling it based on these suggestions, it will look like a part of a house decoration magazine!
However, to do this you’ll need a lot of effort and time spent. You’ll also need finances and professional help for most of the parts. Don’t think that you’ll do it in a day or two and with just a few minor changes. Remodeling a garage is a tough job and requires a lot of effort.
Clean up first
To make a great deal out of this, you first need to clean the place up. You don’t move to a new house unless you first clean it up, right? Same goes with your garage. Take everything out, clean the whole place thoroughly and then continue with installing additional parts inside.
If you own an old cabinet or cabinets, don’t keep them just in case as lots of people do. This is the first step towards creating a dumpster out of the place. Installing a new system inside and keeping the old rusty cabinets don’t go together. The space that the old cabinets open up will be taken by the new system and with it, the old things will need to go in the garbage.
Keeping them will only make the place more chaotic. You need a garage that is looking clean and fresh. That’s why you’re doing this, right?
Choose a good system and a great contractor
Usually, contractors that are available to help you remodel the garage will help you in choosing the parts you want to install. On the market today, there are lots of ideas that are looking amazing and are highly functional for all the needs you have while staying and working inside. See some examples here.
It’s important to choose something that will be small enough to fit in the room but big enough to store all the tools and equipment you have. For example, having a small one that’s only 6.5 feet high can’t accept a system that is higher than that. Have this in mind.
On the other hand, if you own a lot of equipment, you need something that will have enough room to fit everything inside. There’s no logic in getting something new and still have the tools hanging on walls and see them scattered all over the place every time you get inside.
When it comes to choosing a contractor, you need to find a one that is able to do a lot more than just installing. Ask for their portfolio and see what they did in the past. Look at some of the projects they did for previous clients and see whether you like how they handled things.
Experience is very important in choosing a good contractor. Those that have a lot of experience will surely know how to handle the problem fast and accurate. The ones that are new in the business might have the motivation to work but will struggle in situations that require knowledge and previously seen similar situations.
Ask for the contractor if they can find a garage system for you. Since they do this every day, they probably know where to find good quality and better prices for you. Of course, if you don’t like what they offer but you like how they work, get the material from one place and ask for the contractor to do the installing part.
Never try to do all of this by yourself. The reason for it is because almost everyone that tried this regretted. There’s so much to do that you can’t handle it alone. First, getting everything out is a serious task that everyone underestimates. Here’s a nice article about why not doing it yourself: https://www.seattlechamber.com/home/membership/member-news/detail/5-good-reasons-why-you-shouldn-t-try-that-garage-door-repair-yourself
Second, getting and placing all the new parts are big and heavy and you’ll have a very tough time doing it. That’s why it’s best if you ask for professional help.