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The Garage is More Than a Parking Space

May 02, 2022
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Gone are the days when the garage is solely for your vehicles. Through the years, renovating the garage into a more functional room instead of just a parking space has been the trend. Well, it is more than a trend because homeowners are finally seeing more purposes that one can utilize the extra few square meters in the property. In the main house, there must be spillovers of the items that need to be stored so instead of clumping them all in an area within the living space, the garage is a suitable space for them. Aside from that, the garage is also a space where you can work on your projects. The lawn outside may be your area for that before but come winter and summer, wherein extreme cold and hot weathers are not conducive for working and finishing the projects. Also, the pandemic has forced everyone to stay at home and shift to working from home. But since everyone in the family has the same conditions, the living space may not be enough to conduct the schoolwork and office work that can make you focus fully. You only need the right design to fully maximize your garage space. We know that you cannot fully give up the area as a vehicle parking space, but the concern of where to conduct the aforementioned reasons will pop up eventually. In many households, the key to renovating the garage into a more functional one is by employing the expertise of professionals. Of course, it would cost you more by paying professional fees. But if you think of it long term, you would actually save more because having to pay for repairs and additional materials, and finally hiring professionals to correct the botched work. Here are some of the ways to maximize your garage space:
Home Office or Study Room
Foot traffic in the living room, kitchen, and bedrooms are not exactly conducive for work as these spaces have more foot traffic and volume of activities throughout the day, which would also mean distractions. And you would surely want a space solely for work or study, where you can fully focus. The space in the garage might be the answer for you as you will be able to be truly in the zone and finish the tasks at hand right away.
Workshop Space
Your next big project? Do not worry as the garage is a suitable place for you to finish them in no time. When thinking of the workshop design that you would be needing before you start renovating, there are things that you have to keep in mind. First, as you are most likely to use machines, which need electricity, you have to think through how many outlets and adapters that you need. And if you are working in the morning, a good, big window can somehow suffice the need for proper lighting but if not, the position and kind of light should also be included in your list. The type of tools and equipment that you will also use in the workshop should be considered. Next would be the garage ventilation. The projects that you will be doing will most likely use chemicals and other toxic materials so a proper ventilation in the space should be accounted for in the design. A good workshop design has effective channels to bring the toxic fumes outside of the garage space. When you say design, almost instantly, you think of the layout. Rightly so because the way you position the workbench, tools and other machineries plays a major role in the success of the project and how fast your work can be done. So the overall layout will greatly affect your workflow.
Storage Area
Materials and items like for car maintenance, lawn management, seasonal stuff see fit in the garage storage. One, because of the proximity to the things and positions they would be needed. Two, the living space is not the area to store those, and to add more breathing space in the spaces where you and your family frequent. So, a great design would always include proper storage for all the stuff you are intending to store in the garage.
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Neat and organized garage space is on everyone’s dream list. And the best way to achieve this is by installing overhead storage. Maximizing the ceiling space will free up floor space for the needed activities done in the garage and storing more oversized items such as your vehicles or workbenches. We cannot emphasize enough how overhead garage storage racks can add value to your garage space by keeping your seasonal items, workshop stuff, and other things that don’t belong anywhere else in the house. This Classic Overhead Garage Storage employs a ceiling-type installation with safe and high loading capacity due to its high-quality construction. The sturdy and stable design is made possible as the grid design and frame are welded together, and the material used is heavy-cold rolled steel. It can carry a weight of up to 400-600 lbs. Moreover, Fleximounts provides thicker screws compared to other brands that also offer overhead garage storage. Furthermore, the Fleximounts screws go through strict tests. This garage storage is height adjustable from 22” to 40” ceiling drop-down. It is perfect for customizing the height fit perfectly for you and your garage space, and it is also suitable for securing either ceiling studs or solid concrete ceilings. The integrated grid design is made for easier assembly. Optimizing overhead garage storage is advantageous in avoiding flood damage by storing your things off the garage floor, and protecting your items. It will also make your garage look neat and get away from insects and rodents. Trust us when we say that you do not need to be a pro in construction when installing our overhead garage storage racks. Everything you need is neatly tucked in one box: all the necessary hardware and instructions are included. An installation template is also included to help you devise a plan to store your stuff in the most efficient manner possible. Indeed, this will give you the tips and know-how in organizing your garage without a sweat. Inside the single box, you will find the following: the shelves, rack installation manual, three bags of screws–wood screws, installation screws and bolts, and cement installation. The tools you will be using to assemble and install the Fleximounts Classic Overhead Garage Storage Rack GR Series are simple, and they are all the first tools you will need to buy when you are first building your toolbox.