Most of the time when buying a property, there are a few obvious factors that you will consider â such as the location, the number of bedrooms, the accessibility to schools or your workplace, the need for repairs and any interior features. However, there are a few things that might not have crossed your mind during your house hunting but are still quite important.
Most handy man or woman often dream of a perfectly organized work space where their tools are orderly and easily accessible so they can tackle that list of home DIY projects.
However, without a designated workspace, projects often get put on hold. Tools are usually scattered throughout garage and various closets throughout the house.
You can create a space for all of your improvement projects by turning a section of your garage into a construction-friendly, wonderfully organized haven for your tools and home makeover endeavors.
Below are easy steps to building the perfect garage workshop.
Create Adequate Space
Ideally, you’d still like to be able to get your cars in their designated space, so look for a vacant area at the back of the garage or along one side. If you’re garage isn’t quite large enough, then you might want to consider adding on to it or building an outdoor shed.
Create A Work Surface
For your work surface, you could repurpose old kitchen cabinets with a counter or build yourself a rough table using lumber from your local hardware store. Whatever you choose, make sure it’s sturdy. Cabinets will provide storage for all of the nuts, bolts, paint and little tools you’ll accumulate.
Clear A Wall
Whether this is above your workstation or alongside it, you’ll want an open area to hang up and organize your tools, so that they don’t clutter your surface. Put up a pegboard and create custom spaces with hooks.
There’s a certain satisfaction that comes will seeing all your tools hanging with in reach — and a desire to fill it up.
Install Decent Lighting
You need to see what you’re doing when working with power tools. High-intensity lights, such as halogens or LEDs are perfect for brightening up your space. Utilizing them in track lighting or on bendable gooseneck fixtures can help you adjust the light to exactly where you need it.
Don’t let the thought of a home improvement project send you scurrying all over the house for tools. Take one weekend to follow these four steps and create a designated space for your garage workshop.
Everything will be in one place and it won’t matter how long a project takes or how much of a mess you make!