Published at Sunday, July 28th 2019. by Xavier Neufville in Garage.
Automatic Garage Door Closer: If you have an automatic garage door opener, then why not an automatic garage door closer to go with it? I’ve had mine for several years now, and it continues to work flawlessly. The peace of mind alone is worth every single penny I spent. It’s no secret that a garage door left open overnight, or while you’re away during the day, is an open invitation to thieves of all sorts. With an automatic closer, you’ll rest assured knowing your garage is secure. They’re very easy to install with an existing opener, and typically, they can be programmed to close anywhere from two minutes to an hour after the door was opened. Additionally, they have a separate override button in case you want your garage door open for an extended period of time. Adding an automatic closer is one of the best things you can do for your garage.
Something else that is used in almost every garage is a pegboard. This is a unique storage item that can help to keep many items available and within arms reach. Of course, there are a variety of pegboard hooks that are available which will help to make this become even more of a reality. For example, if you are trying to hang some tools so that you are able to get to them easily, you are obviously going to use different hooks for screwdrivers than you would for a larger item, such as an electric drill. The same is also true if you are hanging supplies that you regularly use. Choosing the right hook will make it easy for you to access these items when they are needed. With a little bit of advance preparation and the right storage systems, you would be surprised with how much extra room you will have in the garage. It will allow you to use that area of the home more efficiently and in ways that you may not have considered before the renovation took place.
Wood or Metal: Garage cabinets come in wood or metal. Both substances have their benefits and their drawbacks. The one you choose ultimately depends on your needs, budget, and tastes. With wood, you have the advantage of more sizes and shapes than you do with metal. You also have a wider variety of powder coat colors from which to choose. The majority of these systems use a medium density fiberboard (MDF), which is strong and dense. Its use creates a long-lasting unit. What you need to look for is a system that has a protective finish. Those without this finish will not last as long and are not as durable in areas that are not temperature controlled.
Metal, on the other hand, doesn’t have to reside in a temperature-controlled environment. The design is for use in extreme conditions. Higher-grade systems often come with a rust-resistant finish. They also do not warp when exposed to water or high heat. You can choose from aluminum, mid-grade steel, and high-grade steel. Aluminum design is for use in trailers; however, it is popular in garages due to its rust resistance and durability. It is soft and can dent easily.
Common faults with fibre board panels were the fixtures often popped off when you removed tools, an annoying habit that is remedied today with metal wall panels that require a special movement to unfix a fixture, ensuring the fixtures stay put when you remove a tool. A metal striped pegboard panel will not be damaged by moisture or water damage and will not warp under extreme temperature and physical conditions. A metal striped pegboard panel will not chip or sag from the weight of the tools it supports, there is also the danger of the fine fibre particles themselves from the pegboard which can enter the lungs and cause much damage to your health.
Workshops. When you use your garage as a workshop this can be a variety of workshops. It can be used as a paint studio, woodworking, for band rehearsal, or even a man cave. One of the first things that you will need to do is make sure that you clean out any junk in the area. You should either throw things away, keep it, give it away, or have a yard sale. Once this is done, you should paint your garage walls. You can use any color but if you want to give your garage a spacious look you should use white for the walls. Depending on what the workshop you should consider adding some shelving, maybe a pegboard to hang tools on, cabinets, etc. You should also make sure that there is adequate lighting and enough electrical outlets. Some like to work in their shop at night so make sure that there will be enough light to do so. You can also install a light over the work area.
If you only have limited working space in your garage, you can have your working bench specially made for your needs. If your funds permit, hire a carpenter to build one for you. By hiring a carpenter, you can have special features and designs made in your working bench. If you only have limited funds, you can always buy a do-it-yourself kit and build it yourself. Whatever way you want it done, just be sure to place your bench in an area which does not obstruct foot traffic. Whatever bench your buy or make, be sure it is durable and can last for longer period of time to avoid buying working benches several times.
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