- Define Your Purpose
- Choose an Appropriate Paint
This is the point where most people go wrong; failing to paint their garages. Just like other rooms in the house, painting your garage comes with so many benefits. To begin, painting helps in illuminating the garage, thus reducing your monthly energy bills. It also helps keep mold growth at bay, and this keeps you safe from diseases and allergies.
- Come Up With a Plan
The second and most important step in a garage remodel is coming up with a plan. This entails the process you are going to follow, how you are going to do it, where to start and where to end, and what materials and you will need and where to buy them. As you do this, ensure to list the process, materials, and their corresponding prices. You can also make a draft of the plan of the newly remodeled garage. Again, if this turns out to be a challenge for you, consider consulting a contractor and let them bring your imaginations to life.
- Buy the Materials
Sit down and come up with a list of the materials you need for the remodel. Making a list of the materials and tools you need for any job helps you not to forget some and prevents time wastage when you keep making trips to the supplies store. You should buy the materials in bulk since this can help you bargain for reduced market prices. It also helps bypass transport costs since you bought them in bulk.
- Clear the Garage
Now comes the most fun thing; clearing the garage. Remove the cars and park them on the lawn or the driveway. Then have three plastic bags for garbage; a blue bag for recyclable garbage, green for organic, and black for the other types of waste. At the same time, remove all the tools and appliances and keep them on the lawn. This helps you clear the way for uninterrupted remodel works. It also helps you expose the floor space for better working. Remember to return the metallic tools to avoid rust and the cars to prevent them from the would-be car thieves.
- Do One Wall At a Time
Doing one piece of work throughout the garage can be very exhausting. To avoid this scenario and keep yourself motivated with the progress, do one wall at a time. Start with the electrical wiring, plumbing lines, insulation, and then finish with the paint before hanging your storage boxes.
- Put Up the Storage
After you have done your walls and ceiling, start the process of hanging storage boxes. These include the cabinets and drawers. Start by marking the outline of the boxes and this is where you might need an extra hand; to help you lift the boxes. It is advisable to have the boxes cut and assembled at the factory. Having ready-made storage units helps in saving time and money. Besides, it is easier for anyone to do the job, including DIY. Most importantly, do not forget the garage door; it says a lot about you.
Having done that, you will be amazed at just how good the newly remodeled garage will be. You will never again do things hurriedly to get out of the garage because of the poor conditions and clutter lying all over.