A little bit like the recipe for a Shepherd Pie i.e. “Minced Meat, Corn and Mashed Potatoes”, the recipe for a garage remodelling requires three essential ingredients: “Ceiling, Walls, Floor”. Let’s have a look at these three surfaces often neglected or at least not as much considered as they should.
The ceiling. In most garages, the ceiling is little or no use. Except for the railings and motors for the garage doors, some poor lighting or a hatch providing access to the loft roof, ceiling are rarely used as storage space. It is true that we encounter from time to time mezzanines that were built using the available height but more often than not, these structures are coarse, heavy, inconvenient, unsightly, difficult to access and offering only bit of storage space due to their size and the space they occupy. We can do better and maximize the use of your garage ceiling by turning it into a convenient and aesthetic storage space allowing you an easy storage of seasonal products. Getting off the floor all the clutter in your garage is the first step towards the remodelling of this space. The walls. As we often say as a joke to our customers : “A disorganized shelving will always look messy while with a cabinet, the clutter is behind closed doors”. Mixing your vehicle with the items you want to store in the garage invariably pass through the proper use of your walls. This is where the use of storage cabinets becomes important. Depending on the size of your garage, the back wall are more often than not the space to invest with a layout of storage cabinets. Even more so when one wants to incorporate a workbench with lighting, countertop, sink or tub, etc. The depth of the cabinets is the first element to take in consideration. And although we often get requests like: “I do not want to see a thing”, force is to realize that storing a rake, a shovel or a broom in a cabinet can result in significant cost given the dimensions that this cabinet will have to accommodate these long-handled tools. This is why, we must consider maximizing the other walls and convert it in hanging surfaces with the right system to ensure that the entire surface is useful and allows to organize from the smallest to the biggest item. Not everything can be put away in a cabinet. It is therefore necessary to pair cabinets and a wall hanging system to maximize the use of your garage walls as storage space while allowing to park your vehicle and open and close their doors safely without an item falling on you. The floor. This is often the first surface we attack when planning the remodelling of a garage. Why ? To make it clean and easy to maintain. Furthermore, its coating stops the production of dust so irritating in a garage where one wants to store items not to be covered with an eternal layer of cement dust. But beyond these practical reasons, the covering of the garage floor contributes primarily to create an aesthetic effect contributing to a “more beautiful and clean” garage. This is often the first step in the right direction. Whether with an epoxy/polyspartic coating or porcelain tiles, the covering of your garage floor is the cornerstone of a remodelling offering all the amenities conducive to the cohabitation of your vehicles and the storage of your items of any kind, and that, in a space truly designed for this purpose. The next time your garage discourage you by its ineptitude to meet your needs and those of your family, repeat to yourself the magic formula: ” Ceiling, Walls, Floor “ and contact us. It is with pleasure that we will meet with you and start the process that will lead to the desired storage space.
The Espace Garage Plus Team