In today’s economy, homeowners are trying to make every inch of their home useful. They want more active and functional living space. Reclaiming attics, storage rooms, closets, garden sheds and garages is the easiest way to utilize wasted space. Garages are often full of “junk” that we no longer need or use. By giving your garage a makeover you can transform that cluttered space into a totally new and functional living area. By using these few tips you will feel confident and ready to show off your new space.
Use a modern modular couch. They are
easily re-arranged and come with removable
slipcovers that can be washed easily.
Use colored sheets of plastic to dress-up
the garage door. These can be found at any
hardware store and can be easily screwed into
the door frame.
Peel-and-stick mirrors will reflect light,
creating a brighter space.
Movable partitions are the easiest way to hide
Pick an accent color and use it sparingly.
Incorporate this color into accesories like
pillows and centerpiece for a table.
Hanging lights create the illusion
of height and create dimension
against a flat surface.
Remove old oil stains using an acid cleaning solution.
Use paint (formulated for garage floor use), carpet,
or colorful interlocking tiles to give the floor a more
comforting and appealing look.
Don’t forget about the door! Purchase a new door that fits
the style and look of your new room. Make sure to get the
correct size and allow space for weather stripping.
Information courtesy of ThisOldHouse.com and hgtv.com2010.
These tips can also help sellers who are looking to sell their home; by helping to increase the overall look of their home, and entice home buyers.