An unfinished ceiling, dim lighting and a grey concrete floor don’t exactly make your garage look its best. It’s just unattractive to the eye. But, there are plenty of ways that you can make your garage more aesthetic and functional. Take a look at some of these ideas that will transform your garage into something beautiful.
Drywall the Garage
Most garages are insulated but there are always those framing studs and exposed insulation that makes it look unappealing. Go ahead and drywall the garage for a more finished look. You’ll be able to cover up those studs, electrical wiring and the HVAC’s piping system. Not only will your garage look more finished, but you’ll also be improving your home’s energy efficiency. Plus, drywall makes it easier to add storage systems and decorate the garage walls. If you don’t like drywall, other options include fiberglass reinforced panels and wallboard panels.
Grab a Can of Paint
Once you’ve hung the drywall, it’s time to grab a can of paint. Dress up the walls with a fresh coat of paint. Lighter colors work well in a garage, such as grey, tan and beige. You can also add a pop of color with bolder colors, too. Before you choose your colors, factor in the cabinetry, floors and slatwall. If it’s done right, paint can some visual interest to your garage.
Install a Slatwall Storage System
Slatwall panel systems provide hanging storage space and give the garage a nice clean look. There are a variety of shelves, baskets and racks that come with this type of system to help the garage look organized and also to maximize space. You can even choose from different colors for a slatwall storage system. In the end, a slatwall storage system is a decorative garage wall feature.
Invest in a Custom Cabinet System
Custom cabinet systems are wall-mounting and give the unit a floating look. It’s a smart way to make better use of space. These systems give you good storage space for power tools, garden supplies, and hand tools. A custom cabinet system will give your garage a professional look. Plus, they last a lot longer than one you purchase in a store.
Install Wall Lighting
Wall lighting around the perimeter of the garage not only gives you more light to see within the garage, but it gives the garage a high-end, appealing look. Consider adding LED lights throughout the garage to give the walls to perk up the appearance inside your garage.
Create a Mini Workspace Using a Folding Workbench
A wall-mounted folding workbench is totally functional. It works well if the garage is small and you don’t want to spend the money on a custom cabinet system. It’ll give you that much needed extra space.