Your wife has surprised you with a new tool kit for Valentine’s Day, so now it’s time to create the garage workshop of your dreams. You want a work area that is not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing, motivating you to work on your projects. Here are some essentials you’ll need to consider before starting.
Space Needs – If you will be parking your cars in your garage, you‘ll need adequate space to work. Your workspace area should be a minimum area of 10 feet long and 6 feet deep.
Workbench – Having a sturdy workbench with a durable top will ensure a lifetime of use. You can hammer away and not worry about damaging it.
Storage – Think about storage cabinets underneath your workbench for easy access to your tools when you need them. You want to maintain a clean work surface for appearance and safety.
Garage Design Works ‘Gladiator Premier Series Cabinets come ready-assembled. They are constructed of heavy-duty welded steel, have hammered granite finishes, and feature rolling tool chest cabinets and storage cabinets. Your workbench can be mounted from the wall and the storage cabinets can be placed underneath them. You can also have wall cabinets installed above your workbench.
Don’t forget the space between your overhead cabinets and workbench. Design Garage Works carries many wall storage options including Gearwall Panels, Hanging Wall Panels, and Hook and Wall Accessories Panels placing some of your tools right at your fingertips.
Flooring – If you don’t want to feel like you are working in a garage, think about hiding that ugly, oil-stained, cement garage floor. You‘ll be surprised at what an inviting space your garage will be with this transformation. Garage Design Works’ Armor Seal Garage Floor Coatings have a state-of-the-art durable urethane finish that is 4X stronger than epoxy. It comes in a variety of decorative finishes as well as levels of protection. It doesn’t stain or fade and is easy to maintain. Spills wipe up easily and the floor coating is slip-resistant, making your garage a safe place to walk and work.
Power – Placing your power outlets in a backboard above your workbench will allow easy access to electricity for your corded power tools as well as for a battery recharger.
Lighting – Working in your garage requires adequate lighting so you don’t injure yourself and your projects are mistake-free. Consider installing track lighting for general illumination and a work table lamp for better vision while you are working.
The trained professionals at Design Garage Works are ready to help you create the workshop of your dreams. Contact them today for some expert advice.