One of the last places in the home many people think about remodeling is their garage. We all have lots of “stuff” and it often sprawls over the garage. But with the huge variety of products available today for finishing the floor and installing storage space, getting your garage remodeling in Fort Collins done by a professional will provide storage solutions you might never have considered.
But first things first. Think about the floor. If your garage floor is like most, it is concrete and stained and maybe cracked and worn. It really needs an update. There are so many solutions these days that it might be difficult to pick the right one for you. Some options available include:
- Paint the floor. Sounds pretty simple, but it won’t hold up very long and might not be worth the time and effort.
- Epoxy paint the floor. This coating can last for decades. It’s more labor intensive, but can be done over a couple of days, considering the drying time involved. It consists of prepping the floor surface, coating with an epoxy and scattering paint or quartz chips over the surface. It’s easy to do team logos or other designs with this type of coating.
- If your floor is in bad shape, a concrete overlay might be the best solution. A thin layer of concrete is laid directly over the old surface. Colorants and embossed designs can be added and the new surface can be polished or epoxy coated after the proper curing time.
After dealing with the floor, it’s time to consider storage options. Everything from ceiling and wall hanging racks to specialized storage units to conventional cabinetry can be used to corral your tools, your sports equipment or your kid’s toys. For instance, you can find numerous lift systems that raise your bicycle, canoe, kayak or ladder from floor to ceiling with ease. This frees up floor space and increases the storage capacity in your garage. A little research will show you more items than you can possibly imagine. The next trick will be remembering to put all your gear away in it’s proper place after you use it!
If you are ready to consider options for a garage makeover, contact us to brainstorm the best products for your storage needs. The design possibilities are almost endless but the storage space you create will make you wonder why you didn’t do it years ago.