Cleanout TipsOf course, the very first step is to clean out the garage. While you might be tempted to just junk a few items and move others around, you’ll learn this won’t create a space that’s conducive for the actual conversion work. So, start by sorting everything in your garage, much like you would for a storage shed cleanout. Separate everything and assign them to things to keep, stuff to give away, and junk to throw out.
Turn a garage into a functional and good-looking DIY workshop by first clearing the garage completely. Like a clean canvas, an empty garage lets you plan what you need rather than planning around the clutter. Lay out cabinets, counters, shelves, drawers, pegboards and bins for a workshop with a place for everything and then put everything in its place. —Ron HazeltonYou’ll find it’s not necessarily easy to get rid of stuff like old paint and primer, as well as other hazardous materials. Don’t be tempted into illegal dumping, instead, just call a junk hauling and removal service to deal with all the stuff you’re throwing out. Once the space is cleared out, you can then begin to plan and do your garage to workshop conversion.
Garage-Workshop Transformation in Palm HarborStart with drawing up a floor plan so you have a visual representation to work with. Then, here are a few helpful DIY garage-workshop transformation tips you can use:
- Add ventilation and insulation. Regardless of what the workshop is for, you’ll need all the ventilation and insulation you can get. This is not only for the sake of comfort, but it is also a safety precaution. Install fans and insulation to make the space more comfortable and safe for use.
- Install climate control devices. Another thing you’ll need for your workshop is climate control. No matter where you live, the weather elements and climate will wreak havoc on you if you don’t have the proper climate control. You’ll need heat for the winter months and cool air for the summer season.
- Replace the weatherstripping. There’s probably at least one exterior door in your garage, aside from the big door itself. Both are probably equipped with weatherstripping. So, check its condition and replace it, if necessary. Also, if there’s a window or more, check and replace the weatherstripping.
- Hang plenty of cabinets and shelves. Once you have all the above in-place, it’s time to go through the final phase and hang a lot of cabinets and shelves. Vertical storage space will provide the best solution and cabinets keep everything neatly organized.