A garage’s purpose is not solely to house the car when not in use. It is also an ideal spot for a workshop, whether your passion is woodwork, mechanics, or handicrafts. From the garage flooring up to the walls, what can be done to make it a versatile and organized workshop? Here are 5 cool ideas you should take advantage of:
Wheels make almost anything portable. Attach chair casters, the type of wheels you find under swivel chairs, under heavy tool boxes, organizers, cabinets, or equipment that you use a lot. This way, you can have easy access to any tool you need without having to go back and forth. Make sure to apply concrete sealers on the floor to protect it from scratches and wheel marks.
2. Epoxy Flooring
Believe it or not, garage floors play a huge role in making the room look organized. Messy, stained, and damaged floors will make a room look messy, no matter how every single item is placed in its rightful spot. The epoxy coating can be applied on existing concrete floors, giving it a more durable, damage-resistant surface that can be customized to your liking. Epoxy floors are easier to clean and maintain, too. This way, you get to spend more time doing your work rather than spending countless hours cleaning the floor.
This type of wall organizer is very versatile. The holes allow you to customize where you attach hooks and what not. Unlike pre-made organizers or containers which have fixed spaces for stuff, a pegboard gives you the freedom to make use of all available space efficiently. You may also want outline an item, scissors for example, on the pegboard to give anyone an idea where it belongs on the wall.
4. Foldaway Workbench
A workbench is a very important element in any workshop. To prevent it from eating up too much space in the garage, why not make it a foldaway? This is often connected to a wall and then just pulled and propped up when it is needed. It easily folds and lays flat against the wall when not in use, freeing up much-needed space especially in small garages. Just make sure that the foldaway workbench is durable enough to stay upright when in use. Put a locking mechanism to keep it up or down when it needs to be.
Whether these are pieces of paper and tape or pre-made label stickers, these are extremely helpful in making a garage workshop versatile and organized. Make sure that the font used is large and clear enough to make it easy to read. Labels help make it easier to find items and to put them back where they belong.