We are in the thick of the holiday season, and plenty of people are still scrambling to find gifts for their loved ones. Are you looking for last-minute holiday gifts ideas for your friend or family member that spends a lot of time in their garage? Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Charlotte, NC has some suggestions for some great gifts that will improve their favorite space in the house.
Heat and Air
Garages are not usually known for their comfortable air temperature during the summer or winter. They are usually less insulated than regular rooms in the house, as well as ill-equipped or not equipped with heat and air conditioning. Help your loved one find a little more comfortable environment in their garage with heat and air.
You don’t necessarily have to spring for a full HVAC system to help them out though. Buy a basic electric space heater and you’d be surprised at how much of a difference it can make in the overall air temperature. As for cooling, a simple oscillating fan, or even an industrial fan, will go a long way towards cooling off the area on a hot summer day.
Tools and Equipment
People that like spending a lot of time tinkering in their garage can never have too many tools. Try to listen out for specialty tools that they mention wanting to own. Also, be sure to consider what hobbies or activities they usually are into while spending time in the garage. Which are they usually doing?
- Auto repair and tinkering
- Carpentry or wood-working
- Painting or sculpting
If you have someone who does a lot of wood-working, welding, crafting, or other hobbies that need a table surface, consider getting them a high-quality workbench. Be sure to get something very sturdy, able to withstand the punishment their hobby will dish out. Consider getting something with attachments or other bits of help for their context.
They’re going to need somewhere to put all the great tools they already own or you’ve just given them. Get some equipment that will help them to neatly and conveniently store all their stuff. Pegboards are an easy and versatile way to keep things organized by hanging them on the wall.
You can also get shelving installed, or get them the materials and hardware for them to do it themselves. Cabinetry can also be a good solution for storing thing out of sight, rather than in the open like shelves and pegboards. A simple and cost-effective solution is to buy plastic storage tubs that can be packed with items and stored nearby.
Need More Garage Work Done?
If you really want to increase the livability of your garage space, venture beyond these holiday gift ideas. Consider a new garage door with a better fit and higher insulation R-factor. The technicians at Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Charlotte, NC can help you choose the best door for your needs, order it, and install it as well. Call us today and get started!