Imagine your own corner of the garage to do DIY. It doesn't have to be a dream as it is very easy to create a space for keeping all your bits and pieces as well as a workbench to work at.
The main items that we think create a work space in which to carry out DIY tasks include:
- Storage for all your hooks, screws, nails, pins etc.
- A place to hang all your hand tools
- A little more substantial storage for drills or sanders
- Cupboards to house dangerous items
- Electrical points
Now let's talk about each of these in a bit more detail.
Having a space to actually do your DIY project is paramount. If you have space then a wooden workbench as shown above is ideal or, if space is a little more limited, try a folding workbench that can be put up when required.
Most likely your DIY project will involve pins, nails, screws or hooks of some sort and we would recommend keeping them within easy reach. There is nothing more annoying than having to keep going to get things! Try different sized tip out bins which can hold plenty of small items.
A place to hang all your hand tools
Again, having items to hand when you need them is a good idea. This tool organiser and holder keeps them where you want them.
Storing larger tools
A little more substantial storage for drills or sanders is easy. This customer of Garageflex opted to have a whole wall of hooks which he could store his tools on.
One or two cabinets are always handy in a garage so make a good option for a DIY area. You can store sharp or dangerous liquids safely away and yet know they are close by when required.
Using this DIY corner to actually undertake your tasks will most likely require some electrical points to be installed. Always get a professional electrician in to do this for you so you can be confident they are safely installed.
If using sanders or welding equipment for example, it is important to have a well ventilated area. Opening the garage door may be all you need or the inclusion of some windows could be an option. This may be a useful point to think about when citing your DIY corner.
Finally we come to lighting. Ensure you have adequate lighting installed for darker days or if you are planning to work in here over the Winter. Not being able to see properly can result in mistakes or even cuts and bruises!
We hope you have found this useful. Any questions you have on creating your very own DIY corner please get in touch!