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5 Garage Upgrade Ideas That Are Perfect for Father's Day

Turn that boring, old garage into a souped up man cave.

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June 11, 2024 at 6:31 AM PST
Decorate Garage Upgrades

5 Garage Upgrade Ideas That Are Perfect for Father's Day

Turn that boring, old garage into a souped up man cave.

By
June 11, 2024 at 6:31 AM PST

Thinking about upgrading your garage? There are plenty of ways to transform your garage into a functional and organized space. And with Father’s Day right around the corner, there’s no better time to do it. The garage isn’t just for parking your car. You can use it to do everything from storing tools and equipment to creating a home gym or workshop. Plus, garage upgrades can add a lot of value to your home, making it more appealing to potential buyers.

If you want to take your space to the next level, here are five upgrades to revamp your garage this Father’s Day.

A man drilling a hole into a wooden plank
Photo credit: Thijs van der Weide

Workbench with Built-in Storage

Tackling repairs and DIY projects can be really tiring, especially if the project is a long one. Fortunately, a workbench can be the perfect solution for getting your work done without tiring so quickly.

Building your own workbench with plywood or reclaimed wood is pretty easy to do. You can add built-in storage shelves or even drawers to keep your tools, supplies, and other materials neatly organized.

And if you need a work surface, you can use the leftover wood to create a removable tabletop that can be attached when needed.

Smart Garage Door Opener

If you want to feel like a VIP when you enter your garage, upgrade the door opener with a smart system so you can control your garage door from your smartphone.

Modern smart systems come with features like remote access, automatic alerts, and integration with smart home devices. That way, you can open and close your garage door remotely, get notifications when it’s accidentally left open, and even let visitors or service providers in when you’re away from home. This adds way more convenience and security to your home without you having to lift a finger.

A garage floor with epoxy coating
Photo credit: Sebastian Pichard 

Epoxy Floor Coating

Epoxy floor coatings are commonly used in car showrooms, commercial kitchens, and industrial facilities to make them look shiny and professional. If you want the look for yourself, there are ways you can have it, too.

An epoxy coating is the best way to give your garage that professional-looking finish that you desire. But beyond adding visual appeal, epoxy coatings are also durable and resistant to staining, making them a relatively long-lasting solution as long as you keep it up.

Epoxy coatings are available in a wide range of colors and finishes so you can easily mix and match the look of your garage floor to match your style.

Overhead Storage Solutions

Even if you have just a little bit of overhead space, you can do a lot with it. Ceiling-mounted storage racks or hoists let you store bulky items like bicycles, kayaks, or even last year’s Christmas tree out of the way.

Overhead storage solutions help free up valuable floor space so that you can use it for other, more important things. Plus, it helps keep your space clean and organized.

Pro Tip: If you want to go really big, you can install pulley systems or motorized lifts to quickly and easily get to whatever items you stored overhead.

LED lights mounted on the ceiling
Photo credit: Laura Tancredi 

LED Lighting Upgrades

Garages have a really bad reputation for being dark and dusty, but they don’t have to be. In fact, you can brighten up your garage with LED lighting to help you see better and reduce eye strain. And not only that, LED lighting is energy efficient, so it makes your space brighter and keeps your energy costs low, too.

To illuminate your workspace, all you have to do is replace any old or outdated fluorescent lighting with LED shop lights or overhead fixtures. To make it even better, you can add motion-activated LED lights near dark corners or storage areas so that you can see better and feel safer when you go to your garage at night.



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