Many homeowners put a lot of stuff in their garage, when they should be putting thought in there. Let’s be honest, without some thought, it won’t take long to fill up the garage of your new home. Smart garage design gives you more functional space. Other than a place to park your car, the garage seems to be the receptacle of your home’s leftovers—holiday decorations, seasonal clothes, memorabilia, and anything else that wouldn’t fit in a closet. Add to that the usual garage items—tools, sporting goods, bikes—and you can amass a mess.
By spending a little time doing smart garage design, you can make the most of this afterthought space. Remember, you have both horizontal and vertical storage space, so you have many options to organize the clutter residing on the floor. You can hang items from overhead hooks, or, if you have rafters, you can turn them into additional storage.
Don’t forget that your garage doesn’t just have to be utilitarian. Paint the walls and pegboard. Use flooring that is more interesting than run-of-the-mill gray, like stained concrete, garage floor tiles, epoxy coating, and even porcelain or hardwood tiles—or just paint the garage floor!
Your garage is part of your home. Make better use of the space with design and planning for garage organization.
Finally, if you simply are in need of extra space, Olthof Homes offers some solutions. Choose a 3-car garage on a single family home. Additionally, our ranch style, maintenance free, single-family villas and paired villas, offer additional storage in the attic space. You will find these new homes built through Northwest Indiana and Central Indiana.
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