There are certain things that a man takes great pride in. A hot wife, an athletic child, a good dog, and a well organized garage may be the top four. Men love their garage almost as much as they love their children. It’s a getaway full of manly items. It’s like a small vacation home. It’s like a tree fort for a boy where no girls are allowed.
However, you may have the coolest stuff and the best built garage in the world, but if it is not organized and properly displayed, it is just another cluttered room. When guys see other garages that are not well organized, they lose a bit of respect for the man of the house. It’s okay to have a messy basement, an unkempt bathroom, or a disheveled bedroom, but a garage needs to be well kept and is an extension of your manliness.
But if your garage is a mess, you may feel a bit overwhelmed to tackle the project of cleaning it up. What is the first step? There are so many things that need to be done to get it into the garage that you always wanted. Follow these step-by-step tips below to change your garage into something that every man in the neighborhood would envy.
Paint the Walls
If your garage is drywalled, then this should be a no brainer. By painting the walls, you are really making this an extra livable space. If you take the time to create a pleasing design on what you would like the garage to look like, this will definitely come in handy. It is also essential that you paint the walls before the floor. You will not have to worry about drips as much on an unfinished floor.
Paint the Floor
This is one of the things that really makes a garage stand out. Painting the floor will make a huge difference in the appearance of your garage. You can either paint it with normal paint or the more expensive garage flooring heavy duty paint. This is something that you can do yourself. Hiring a professional to do this will be expensive. There are ready to go kits that will make this simple.
Bin It Up
Purchase a few extra large bins for your garage. Store anything in the bins that you will not need on a weekly basis. Just get those things out of the way early on.
Install a few pegboards on the garage walls. Put up various sized hooks on those pegboards and hang your tools up. If you really want to get fancy, with permanent marker, draw an outline on the pegboard to make it easier to remember where each tool goes.
Put Up a Few Shelves
For the bins and larger items, you will want to hang up a few heavy duty shelves. Shop wisely and you will be able to find the perfect ones for your space. Go to a store that has a wide selection of industrial shelving for any garage or warehouse.
Find a Cheap Pair of Similar Dressers
Workbenches can be very expensive. This is why you are going to create your own from a couple low cost dressers that you can paint up and add some pizzazz to. The drawers are a perfect place for smaller items as well, like nuts, bolts, screws, and nails.
Old School Lockers
Having some old lockers in your garage will give you the space needed for extra jackets, sweatshirts, and gloves. It will also provide some much needed character. You can paint these lockers or go with a rusty look if you want.