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 design potential, a professional’s advice can be invaluable. Our consultants are here to help facilitate the design process and that means answering the tough questions!
Here are three questions we’re commonly asked and the answers they receive.
1. 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. The second is how many vehicles you intend to store in the garage.
If your garage is equipped with 10 to 11 foot ceilings, there should be enough room to safely store an average-sized car on a car lift. For larger vehicles such as SUVs, more overhead clearance space would be needed (somewhere in the 12 to 13 foot range).
2. Can my concrete floor be repaired if it is damaged?
Within reason, the experts at Garage Living should be able to grind away the blemishes and fix the cracks on your garage floor before applying a high-quality floor coating.
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.
3. When is the ideal time to have a garage floor coating applied?
There is never a bad time of year to have this service done, provided you use a polyaspartic floor coating. The resin used in our flooring products is rated to perform well at extremely cold temperatures, which is why we can apply these floor coatings all year.
Epoxy floor coatings, however, can only be applied in a specific temperature range for the best results. That limits the usability of epoxy applications in northern climates.
Talk to our garage design experts
No matter what questions or concerns you have going into a garage redesign, the pros at Garage Living will be able to equip you with all the knowledge you need to make informed and educated choices about your project.