Most people who have a garage find that they would really like it to be bigger. Does this sound like you? Of course, you could consider a renovation project which includes increasing the size of your garage. There could be several reasons why you do not want to consider this as an option. Renovation projects cost money and you may not be able to afford to invest in this particular change. Extending your garage may also require planning permission which you cannot get.
The good news is that there are ways in which you can create more space in your garage without making it any bigger. Take a look at these creative solutions.
Cabinets and storage lockers
One of the main issues that creates a lack of space in a garage is disorder. If items are stored away in a tidy manner, you should find that there is an immediate feeling of more available space. This solution also has the benefit of making it easier for you to find items such as tools.
You may think that it will be difficult to fit any cabinets or lockers into your garage but you will be surprised at what can be done using products designed in a certain way. For instance, you could invest in over bonnet storage which is designed so that it opens over the bonnet of your car.
All too often we concentrate on wall and floor space, and forget about what is above our heads. One of the easiest ways to create more space in a garage is to make use of overhead storage. You can buy products that hang from the ceiling of the garage. This helps you to make use of all that space up there that is going to waste.
This type of storage is best used for items that you do not have to access regularly. It may be that you want to store garden furniture items during the bad weather, for instance.
Wall hooks and organisers
If you do not think that you have enough space to use cabinets in your garage, you can still utilise the walls by purchasing wall hooks or organisers. They are not bulky but they can hold items such as hose pipes or a child’s scooter. This is a simple way of making sure that the floor space in the garage is kept clear. This gives you more space to walk around, and means you are not constantly tripping over things.
Hopefully, you can see that it’s really not that difficult to create some extra space in your garage. One point it’s important to make is that before you try any of these solutions you should tidy and sort whatever is stored in your garage. Simply doing this could create some extra space, especially if there are things you can get rid of.
Once you have done this, you should find it a lot easier to use any of the forms of storage we have mentioned.