When you think of your house’s most visually appealing room, do you think of your garage? We’re going to guess that you probably don’t, and for good reason. Our garages act as a catch-all and often become a relatively dingy room. However, they don’t have to stay this way.
There are many ways to improve the appearance of your garage that will have you spending more time in the space. Our team at Solid Garage Floor Coatings of Colorado has compiled a list of easy ways to improve the appearance of your garage that you should consider if you want to update this room.
1. Clean Out The Room
For many homeowners, your garage becomes a secondary storage space. Often we throw unused items and holiday decorations in this room and move on with our day. But, over time, this storage can begin to overflow, stacked high with old boxes, making the space look dingy and drab. To improve the appearance of your garage, you should consider getting rid of some of this clutter.
Getting rid of unused items allows you an opportunity to increase the usable space in your garage. Additionally, cleaning out the room gives you a chance to clean in areas you might not have been able to reach before. If you want to improve the appearance of your garage, consider letting go of the belongings you are no longer using. With this increase in beautiful, usable space, you may find yourself using the room even more often than before.
2. Paint Your Walls
Your garage is exposed to a lot of grime throughout the day, including dirt, grease, and oil from your car. As time passes, even through regular cleanings, the walls in your garage will begin to look dull, and the paint finish may start to look flat. This dulling of the paint may happen even more quickly if you use degreasing cleaners to remove oil or grease because they will break down the paint.
If you have noticed your walls are beginning to look pretty dull no matter how much you are cleaning them and want to improve the appearance of your garage, you should consider applying a fresh coat of paint over the top. To avoid any future staining, you should use latex paint, which won’t absorb dust or grime that lives in your garage. Painting the walls also gives you an opportunity to choose a color that will brighten the space.
3. Install Storage Racks
We know that completely clearing out your garage of boxes and decorations is not an option for everyone. Sometimes your garage is the best place to store all of your overflow items because of the better temperature control and lower risk of water damage. But choosing to use your garage as a storage space doesn’t mean that your garage has to continue looking dirty and overfilled.
A great way to improve the appearance of your garage, increase usable space, and still utilize it as a storage space is by installing storage racks. Storage racks are more reliable than shelves that line the walls of your garage because they can’t be shaken by potential earthquakes and are strong enough to hold your belongings without sagging. Additionally, storage racks don’t take up usable floor space, meaning you can fit your car in the space the boxes had previously taken up.
4. Invest In New Lighting
When you think of a room in your home with the best lighting, you probably don’t think of your garage. They don’t often have many windows, making them pretty dark without any lights on, and even with the lights on, they aren’t necessarily the highest quality lights available, leaving them relatively dark regardless. Because of this poor lighting, you may avoid looking at or spending time in your garage.
If you are looking to improve the appearance of your garage, you should consider investing in better lighting. All the additional improvements you make to this space will mean very little if you can’t see them. By investing in better lighting, you’ll find that the space is brighter and warmer. You may also find that, with improved lighting, this space is more usable than it had been before the upgrade.
5. Get A Floor Coating
One part of your garage that can drastically impact its appearance is the floor. It isn’t uncommon for the concrete to be stained by grease and grime from your car or dirt and dust from your home improvement projects. As the grease, grime, and dirt build up, you may even begin to notice that the concrete starts to crack, crumble, or chip. If you want to improve your garage’s appearance, getting a garage floor coating is a great way to do that.
These floor coatings are often fully customizable, making them an excellent match for every home. In addition to being a great match for many homes, they also protect your floors against any further damage. Any existing damage is repaired during the application process to prepare for the floor coating. These floors are also easier to keep clean, meaning your garage will look brighter and more beautiful than ever.
Improve The Appearance Of Your Garage With Solid Garage Floor Coatings Of Colorado
Solid Garage Floor Coatings of Colorado provides homeowners across the Denver and Colorado Springs area with beautiful, durable, long-lasting Polyurea, Polyaspartic, and Epoxy garage floor coatings that you’ll love for years to come. Our floor coatings are fully customizable and can significantly improve the appearance of your garage.
With years of experience and happy customers, we are confident that we can create the garage floor coatings of your dreams. In addition to our garage floor coatings, we provide basement and commercial floor coatings. If you are interested in getting a garage floor coating from Solid Garage Floor Coatings of Colorado or would like to receive a free quote for your home, reach out to our team today.