In the spirit of making New Year’s resolutions, you have decided to give your garage an aesthetic upgrade. The excitement notwithstanding, it’s a good idea to stay grounded and talk with a Garage Living design consultant before making any major decisions.
You need to first determine what the purpose of the redesign and remodel is, and then figure out what types of features you may want to include.
Are you mainly concerned with making extra room for storage, setting up a workspace, or turning the garage into a recreation area? This is not to say you cannot accomplish all of this with your renovation, but rather that having a clear understanding of your primary motivators is crucial for ensuring the project turns out successfully.
If you have any doubts whatsoever about your garage’s existing design potential, do not hesitate to ask the professionals at Garage Living for advice. Our consultants are here to help facilitate the design process, and that means answering the tough questions!
Ask first, design later!
Should I install a car lift in my garage?
The answer to this question depends on two key things: The first and most obvious is the amount of square footage you currently have available, and the second is how many vehicles you intend to store.
Smaller, more compact garages typically require lifts, namely when the automobile in question is a larger sports car or truck. If your garage is equipped with 10 to 11 foot ceilings, there should be enough room to safely store up to two low-profile sports cars. A 12 foot ceiling will be needed for larger vehicles such as SUVs.
Can my concrete floor be repaired if it is damaged?
No matter what condition your garage floor is in, the experts at Garage Living can grind away the blemishes, fix the cracks, and finish by sealing the surface with an adhesive base coat.
The amount of work required will depend on the extent of the damage. In rare cases where there is severe damage to the flooring, we may recommend replacing the concrete pad altogether.
When is the ideal time to apply an epoxy coating to my garage floor?
There is never a wrong time of year to have this service performed. The resin used in our flooring products is rated to perform well at temperatures as cold as -40 degrees celsius, which is why we apply these floor coatings all year. However, epoxy applications are generally reserved for the summertime, since the material works better when warm.
No matter what questions or concerns you have going into a garage redesign, the experts at Garage Living will be able to equip you with all the knowledge you need to make informed and educated choices about your upcoming redesign!