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Planning Your Garage Workshop Design

Mar 24, 2022
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A dedicated workshop could be on your home renovation wishlist. Because why not–you may have probably spent more time doing projects like metalworking, woodworking, electronic repairs, mechanical stuff, and the like, than on any other activities inside the house. The lawn or spare room in the house cannot accommodate your needs anymore, especially during extremely cold and hot weather. And that leaves you with another idea, which is to maximize the garage. Making a workspace in a home isn’t always easy as there are space limitations, concerns over the noise and mess you will be producing with all the tinkering, creating, fixing, and other stuff that you will be doing. That is especially a problem when the garage is also a venue for keeping your vehicle and storing other miscellaneous stuff at home. However, all is not yet lost. Designing a garage workshop can bring out the creativity in you! And what makes this home project even more fun and enjoyable is the fact that you can tailor-fit your space into however way it is deemed usable for you. Personalizing the space will also push you to organize it well, and up to some extent, increase your home’s value.
Cleaning the garage is a good start
Preparing your garage into your makeshift workshop area should begin with cleaning. And by cleaning, we do not only mean sweeping the floors or scrubbing every nook and cranny, but also taking out and getting rid of all the stuff that you will not be needing for the space. Those extra storage boxes and piles that have been parked for far too long in the garage need to go. Clearing out the garage will make space for your work area. It clears an open path and exposes a walkway, which will prevent unwanted incidents such as tripping or accidentally falling off of tools and machines. Having a clear floor area will also make it easier for you to move around the area, especially when you need to access the storage of the tools that you would be needing while working on a project. One more advantage of letting go of tools that no longer serve their purpose is it will be effortless to grab the tools that are more usable and it will help your work area, especially your workbench maintain a clutter-free space. The flow of your work will be easy-breezy if the workspace is clean and organized.
Preparing the garage as workshop space
As workshop activities tend to use tools and machines that need electricity, you should make sure that the garage has a sufficient number of electrical adapters and outlets. A good measure is also to refrain from using electric extension cords to minimize the risk of tripping, which could result in personal injury and damage to belongings. Another thing to check is the cooling and heating options in your garage. Most garages do not have installed insulation or cooling and heating systems, which is disadvantageous during summer and winter. You will be exposed to extreme temperature conditions, and you will be subjecting and exposing your tools and garage to unwanted moisture. Also, consider the ventilation in your garage space. Some of you might think an open window can do the trick, but you are mistaken as a mere window is not enough. As working can entail you using chemicals, paint or other toxic elements, an exhaust fan in the ceiling can greatly help with the ventilation in the area. And to help eliminate the accumulated dust, dirt, and other harmful particles, it is a good idea and a practical one to install a dust collection system, or invest in a high-quality vacuum for more extensive jobs.
Setting up the workspace
What is a garage workshop without a reliable workbench? The question may seem obvious and absurd but it is needed. A workbench is like gas to a vehicle, a tire to a bicycle; in short, a workshop without a workbench will not start its gears without the most essential tool. With all the hard labor activities like hammering, sawing, or anything really, a good workbench must withstand all of them. You need not worry about it falling off anytime, and allows you to focus on getting the project done. Utilizing a sturdy workbench not only makes your job easier but it also offers to maintain an organized workstation. We could not stress enough the importance of having a neat workspace. It aids in the faster completion of projects, and most of all, it secures your safety, especially when working with tools that can cause injuries when mishandled. One such reliable workbench that you can maximize when working is the Fleximounts WB102 Manual Height Adjustable Workbench, which is currently priced at $398.99. Height-adjustable workbenches are heaven-sent. There are tons of work and activities that rely on a stable worktop. If you add flexible height to the features, this product is a winner. The user can manually adjust the level of the frame to match the desired size. So, whether you like working either standing or sitting, you can count on this workbench. The Fleximounts WB102 Manual Height Adjustable Workbench lets the user confidently handle any sitting or standing work with maximum efficiency. It enables you to elevate your workstation to its ideal height, with a height adjustment range of 29.5 inches to 44.1 inches. The extra-large crank handle offers smoother operation than standard cranks, so you can easily lift the desk, even with heavy loads, such as items like the computer set, toolboxes, car cleaning machine, paints, and many more. And best of all, you would never need tools to adjust the height of the table legs as is necessary for other workbenches without a crank handle. The WB102 has a solid construction, is made of a 1.5 mm cold-roll steel frame, and holds up to 500 lbs. Its worktop table uses solid rubberwood as a surface and has desktop dimensions of 47.2 inches x 23.6 inches x 1 inch, which offers plenty of space to work on. You can also use it as a garage workbench, home office desktop, or even sewing and crafting table.