Storage is an inevitable issue in many households and, the tendency is that the garage becomes a place to store all sorts of equipment, tools, and other items. As such, tidying it up and making sure that its space is maximised can be a challenge to many. So, what are the things that you can do to make the most of the space in your garage? You need not look far because what you need can be found within the garage itself: the walls and the ceiling.
Make use of the garage walls
Chances are you store everything on the ground but this takes up the floor space very quickly. So, to save a lot of space, install shelves or cabinets which come as either wall mounted or freestanding. Wall-mounted shelves are typically designed to hold up to 100 lbs. per linear foot of shelf where as freestanding shelving allows you the flexibility of having the shelves well away from walls. When freestanding shelves are strategically placed, they can make a designated space for other activities such as laundry. Furthermore, cabinets offer a convenient way to store items that must be kept out of sight, such as sharp tools and hazardous household chemicals.
Having peg boards, hooks, and hangers is also another way of making the most of your walls.
Make use of the garage ceiling.
There may be items in your garage that you do not frequently use such as Christmas decorations and garden tools. Instead of having them occupy floor space, place them in your garage ceiling. You may also make a ceiling storage space by installing a long platform across the ceiling joints. The ceiling storage space is also an excellent place to store bulky items such as ladders, timber, or pipework.
Indeed, making the most out of your garage space is an important home improvement project. By utilising your garage walls and ceiling, you have more space for other items, and you will not find it difficult to navigate through the clutter anymore. You may opt to do the makeover by yourself, or you can check out the range of garage storage systems available. Choose what meets your requirements, or seek advice from experts. Either way, the end result is that you maximise your garage space, consequently improving your home.