There probably isn’t a man in North America who doesn’t dream about his perfect garage – part man cave, part workshop, part storage facility. For most people though, the garage remains an underutilized, underappreciated part of their house.
Most garages are like a black hole for clutter – stuff comes in, but it rarely comes back out. Garages tend to become a big, disorganized store-all for yard equipment, sports gear, and unused furniture that takes up too much space in the house.
Fortunately a whole new industry has evolved to provide storage solutions for, and make it much easier to convert any garage into an area that you’ll actually enjoy spending time in. Here are some top improvement products designed specifically for garages:
- Racks and Shelving – most garages have lots of unused wall and ceiling space that could be used for storage. An entire wall can be covered with slotted panels designed to accept moveable storage units. Baskets, racks, shelves, and modular cupboards can be moved around at will to customize the layout. A wide array of hooks and hangers are available for tools, toys, fishing, and sports equipment. Small boats such as kayaks and canoes can even be safely hung on the wall or from the ceiling.
- Cabinets – nowadays garage cabinets can rival kitchen cabinets for their beauty and functionality. They’re great places to store items that you don’t want exposed to dirt and dust, or to hide clutter.
- Work tables – who doesn’t want a nicely organized work table in their garage? Occasional do-it-yourselfers can have a fold down table that tucks away neatly when not in use.
- Flooring – most garages have a dirty, oil stained floor. There are lots of attractive and durable garage floor coverings that can rival the flooring in your house. Finishing a garage floor can be as simple as painting it with garage paint. Garage floor epoxy can be applied to create a beautiful and durable finish that’s easy to clean. There are also a variety of mats and tiles that can easily be installed by homeowners over cracked and stained concrete.
If you dream about having the kind of garage that you see in magazines, Perfect Fit Canada has a large selection of storage and floor covering products designed specifically for your garage.
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