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Garage Remodeling Tips to Make the Most of Your Garage Space

Garage Remodeling Tips to Make the Most of Your Garage Space

Your garage deserves the same attention and care the other areas of your home receive to keep it functional and stylish. Garage remodeling can be done in a number of ways to maximize its practical potential while also upgrading its aesthetic. Review our garage makeover tips to help you get started creating your fresh, revitalized garage.

Enhance Your Garage Floor 

Whether you use your garage as a man cave, workshop or storage space, you want to ensure your floor can handle whatever you throw at it. Choosing the right garage floor coating will keep your garage looking great for years to come, and yes, protected flooring can even hold up against those harsh Minnesotan and Wisconsin winters. 

Other benefits of protective concrete floor coatings include:

  • Easy cleanup: Concrete floor coatings are non-absorbent, meaning any oils or fluids that come in contact with the floor will not seep into the concrete and leave behind stains, dirt or bacteria. Just quickly and easily sweep or mop away any mess. 
  • Slip resistance: You can feel safe in your garage knowing your garage floor coating adds traction. Got caught in the rain or had to walk through the snow on your way to your garage? Concrete coatings are designed to be skid-resistant. 
  • Improved look: Uncoated concrete can absorb dirt and easily stain, leaving you with a garage that looks dirty, no matter how you clean it. Luckily, concrete coatings come in a variety of different looks to update your garage flooring to a design or style you love. Because these coatings protect your flooring from stains and dirt, your garage will look stylish and clean.
  • Increased durability: Concrete coatings repair cracked, chipped or uneven surfaces. Once your flooring is perfect again, the protective coating prevents further damage from happening, making your floor stronger and more durable.
  • Money savings: If your flooring isn’t protected, you’ll find yourself having to consistently repair cracks and other damages. If you want to keep your garage floor looking nice, you’ll also have to continuously clean the surface and reapply paint. Save time and money and allow the professionals to apply a protective coating that will keep your floor beautiful and functional for years to come. 

There are four common categories of concrete floor coatings. These include epoxies, polyureas, urethanes and acrylics. While each of these categories has its own unique benefits, polyurea concrete coatings are a stand-out option for homeowners looking to renovate their garages. 

Quick facts and benefits of polyurea floor coatings include:

  • Polyurea is four times stronger than epoxy.
  • Coatings are 100% antibacterial and antimicrobial.
  • It is UV stable, so the floor will not yellow over time.
  • It’s offered with different levels of slip resistance.
  • Its service history exceeds 25 years.

Update Your Garage Door for Safety and Improved Curb Appeal 

Your garage door takes up a lot of your home’s facade, so you want to make sure it is appealing and in good condition. A high-quality garage door is a focal point of your home, and passersby are sure to notice. A nice garage door enhances curb appeal, which also adds value to your property.

When choosing a garage door for your home, consider what style, material and finish you would like your door to have. Go bold and choose a statement color garage door. Or, keep it traditional and add some windows to sophisticate the door. 

If you’re unsure of the type of door you should buy, reach out to the experts to learn about different door types and what will work best for your home, your needs and location. 

Install a Garage Screen

Transform your garage into a relaxing space where you can enjoy the outdoors while keeping pesky bugs away with the installation of a garage screen. There are several different types of garage screens, but the most luxurious and easy-to-use option is the Lifestyle garage screen system.

The Lifestyle garage screen system works with your existing garage door, making installation easy. This screen is fully retractable and spring-loaded, so when you’re done enjoying the fresh air, you can simply retract the screen and close your garage door as normal. 

One of the best advantages of a lifestyle garage screen is the passage door. This retractable door is included in the screen so you can quickly enter and exit the garage without having to completely retract the screen. This is ideal if you plan to use your newly renovated garage to host gatherings or parties, as guests can easily use the screen door to join the fun. 

Add Storage Solutions

Your garage may have many uses, and storage is likely one of them. One easy garage renovation is a better storage system. Boxes can quickly stack up, leaving your garage crowded and cluttered. A more sophisticated storage system will make it easier for you to find any items you need, and your garage will also look more appealing.

Garage storage makeover ideas include:

  • Add wall storage: Give yourself more floor space by moving storage items onto wall shelves. Increase your wall storage space by adding smaller shelves in the corners of your garage. Customize these shelves to fit the size of your corners and turn dead space into even more storage.
  • Install overhead storage: Another great option to get storage items off the floor is to hang them from your garage ceiling. Overhead storage is perfect for getting those large plastic bins out of the way, as long as their contents are light to medium weight. 
  • Use storage cabinets: Storing items or boxes away in a cabinet that you can shut keeps your garage looking organized and less cluttered. Even if these cabinets contain a lot of items, you can simply shut the doors to keep the mess away.
  • Hang tools on tool racks: Stop throwing your yard tools into a corner in your garage and invest in a tool rack. Having a designated place for these tools makes your garage look put together.

When You’re Ready to Remodel Your Garage, Contact BlackHawk Garage Door

Your garage is just as important as the other parts of your home. Give your garage the makeover it deserves with high-quality products and services from BlackHawk Garage Door. We’re here to help make your garage functional and beautiful with our years of expertise and wide range of products.

Take a look at our expansive collection of garage doors and our durable garage floor coatings. Start making your dream garage a reality by requesting a quote today.