If you're looking to make a garage part of your custom home design, here are four tips to take into account to make the most of your garage space:
If you look up, you'll notice that you have a lot of potential to maximize the storage space in your garage simply by adding overhead storage racks. Installing overhead storage racks is ideal if you plan to store a lot of seasonal items in your garage, such as picnic coolers and patio furniture. Because items in overhead storage are not easily accessible, you won't want to put items that you use daily in this storage space.
2. Build a Slat Wall System.
To prevent a number of items from accumulating on your garage floor, install a wall storage solution such as a slat wall system to allow you to hang items up. Wall storage systems offer homeowners a number of different configurations to accommodate hanging racks, shelving, bins, and more.
3. Install Custom Garage Cabinetry.
If you appreciate custom home design, you'll appreciate the aesthetics and functionality of custom garage cabinetry. Installing cabinetry in your garage gives you an opportunity to tuck items away behind closed doors. The benefit to custom cabinetry is that you can design it to serve your specific storage needs, whether it's to store an artificial Christmas tree or hold all of your maintenance supplies and power tools.
4. Purge Annually.
Homeowners accumulate a lot of "stuff" over the course of a year, causing more items to be placed in garage storage. To prevent your garage from becoming overcrowded, you must conduct an annual purge and toss items that you no longer need. If you hold yourself accountable to an annual garage purge, this will not be an overwhelming task to take on each year.
Getting the most out of a garage means different things to different people. Whether you're building a custom home or want to enhance your existing home design by adding a garage, our experienced team at Empire Custom Builders can help you to design a garage space that best suits your individual needs. Please contact us to learn more about the benefits of custom designing your own garage.