Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Greensboro, NC has been in the garage door business for over 20 years. During this time, we’ve seen a lot of different uses for garage space:
- Parking vehicles
- Living space
- Man caves
- Indoor-outdoor space
That last one is a very popular option. With the concrete floor that garages typically have, it’s a no-brainer to take advantage of that durable, cleanable surface for various projects. So what do you need in order to create a workshop in your garage? Let’s explore the process.
Undertaking a project like this will require some planning in advance. It may take a little time on the front-end, but you’ll be glad for it. It can save you a lot of time and headache during the remodel itself.
Type of workshop
For starters, what kind of workshop are we talking about here? Are you a gearhead looking for an auto shop? Maybe you’re a woodwhisperer looking for a play to create with natural materials. You could be looking for a space for metal work: welding, fabrication, etc. Or are you the creative type, looking for somewhere to sculpt or paint? Maybe you’re going for some combination! You need to know what you’re going to do before you move on in this process.
This will set the pace for the rest of your project. You can only do what you can afford. Sit down and sketch out the dream workshop in your garage. Trick it out with all the extras. What would it look like if money were no consideration.
Now, come back out of the clouds and pare down your list. Consider categorizing your list.
- Absolutely necessary
- Nice add-ons
- Pipe dreams
Write out realistic pricing on each of these lists. Then sit back and decide what your can actually afford. Don’t worry though! You can start with the basics for now, and add the next item on your list later, then another.
Do you have enough space in your garage for what you plan to do? Answering this question may actually knock some things off your list from the last step. If you don’t have room for it, you can’t get it. Or, you may have to find a way to make room, which adds to your project budget as well.
Take into account all the various uses for your garage when calculating space requirements. Will you still house your vehicles there? Do you store things there like yard tools, seasonal decorations, and/or long-term storage items? Draw a good map to scale, and actually place everything in the diagram.
Accessories and equipment
Now that you know what you can spend, and how much space you have, you have to decide on your equipment list. Like you did with your budget, create a priority list. What tools do you absolutely have to have to work effectively? Which can you do without for now? What do you already own?
Gather your supplies
Now it’s time to get practical. Write up a list of all the items you’re going to need for your remodel. What will you be installing?
- Electrical wiring and outlets
Get your shopping list together and head to your local home improvement store!
All your planning is out of the way. Now comes the hard work, and the fun. Build the space. Put any electrical and plumbing systems into place. Put up your insulation and drywall. Seal your floor or epoxy coat it. Set up a durable workbench.
Place your equipment according to your map from earlier. Now get to work with your hobby in your new workshop in your garage!
If you find that you need any help with your overhead door during your remodel, call Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Greensboro, North Carolina. Our professional technicians can repair, replace, or install a new garage door to meet your needs. Give us a call today!