Have you been dreaming of restoring your 1967 convertible VW Beetle to its former baby blue glory? If you have a garage, we want to show you how your dream is now within reach. Your team here at Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Fort Worth, TX has put together their 4 tips to create an auto shop in your garage.
#1 Clean Out Your Workspace
Every artist starts with a clean canvas for their masterpiece. To be able to envision anything, you first need to make your garage your empty canvas. Put a tarp down in your yard and remove all your garden equipment, kids’ toys, boxes, tools, and everything else that calls your garage home.
This is a great opportunity to go through your stuff anyway. If you are like the rest of us, you probably have grand visions of organizing your garage, only to walk in and then walk right back out, overwhelmed with stuff. Today, we are giving you motivation, your dream is one step closer.
#2 Envision Your Space
Now comes the fun part after all that heavy lifting and dealing with stow away spiders. You get to stand back and picture how you want your space set up. Take measurements of your garage and quickly draw up a rough sketch.
You can sketch it out in a few minutes or you can take more time to draw your space to scale. Don’t forget to include a space for your couch, tv, and mini fridge if you want an area to just chill out in while taking a break from the project.
#3 What Is Your Budget
You can’t just blindly go into this spending money, saving receipts to figure it out later. Trust us, it will go much more smoothly if you plan. It doesn’t matter how big or how little your budget is, you can have a functional space with the right amount of planning.
Do you want new flooring in your garage? How about the walls, do you live in a cold area and want to insulate them to be able to work on your dream car year round? This is where you will want to spend time asking yourself questions so that you can have a complete budget.
#4 An Organized Space is An Efficient Space
Even if you are the type that keeps a desk somewhat resembling the aftermath of a tornado, you can’t forsake organization in this project. Spend some time visualizing your storage area. How will you store your tools so that you can easily grab that 10mm socket when you are halfway under the car?
Our favorite way to store tools is with a pegboard. That way, everything is laid out so you can easily see it and you aren’t left digging through a giant bin of tools trying to find that one tiny socket you need. Don’t forget storage for all those nuts and bolts you will be taking off the car that seems to grow legs and run away just when you need them the most.
Make Your Dream a Reality
Now you are set to start turning that dream into your reality. With the right planning, anything is possible. Neighborhood Garage Door Service loves seeing dreams come true in the Fort Worth area. Give us a call if you have any garage door repair needs along the way.