Small Garage Ideas: 7 Tips to Make Your Space Feel Bigger

A small garage definitely makes it a challenge for a homeowner to get a satisfying level of functionality out of their space.

The constraints of a small garage don’t necessarily mean you have to make compromises with either of a garage’s two primary functions, however.

Parking and storage in a small garage are two functions that can co-exist – it just takes a little more ingenuity to make things work efficiently.

To get the most out of your garage’s limited square footage, use these small garage ideas and tips.

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Exactly how small is a small garage?

By most people’s standards, the definition of a “small garage” would be a garage that holds either one or two vehicles. A 1.5-car garage size, which is less common, would also qualify.

But just because a small garage’s description says it’s meant to hold one or two vehicles doesn’t necessarily mean those vehicles can fit in the space comfortably.

The garage’s actual dimensions, the sizes of vehicles, and the contents inside a garage also need to be taken into account.

Common 1-car garage sizes range from 12 feet wide by 20 feet deep to 16 feet wide by 24 feet deep. That ranges from 240 to 384 square feet (calculated using the room’s interior dimensions).

2-car garages typically range from 18 feet wide by 20 feet deep to 24 feet wide by 24 feet deep (360 to 576 square feet).

Older 1 and 2-car garages are often smaller than the same types of garages that are built in new homes today. One reason is that back then, having a covered space for a parked vehicle was the main priority and less consideration was given to using the garage as a home storage space.

1-car garages in old homes are also more common because families typically only owned a single vehicle in the 50s, 60s, and 70s.

It doesn’t help that vehicles keep getting bigger

When you look at some older small garages, it makes you wonder how the large vehicles from a few decades ago ever fit inside them.

That’s something to consider these days in relation to your garage’s size because vehicles just keep getting bigger.

The growing sizes of cars, SUVs, vans, and pickup trucks is largely due to relatively low fuel prices and consumer demand for vehicles with lots of convenient features.

That can leave little room to spare when parking inside a small garage. Here are some small garage ideas that will help make things easier for you.

1. Get rid of the clutter

It would seem that an obvious way to get more functionality out of any garage would be to limit the amount of non-essential items (better known as clutter) that are kept in the space.

“Removing junk” ranked as the top answer from people who were asked how they could enjoy their garage more, according to a Wall Street Journal survey.

A Braun Research study found that a third of homeowners were unsure what was occupying their garage’s storage space, however. And although 75% of those surveyed wanted to have a tidier garage, almost a third of them rarely or never organized the room.

Every square foot is crucial in a small garage, which means things like old furniture, broken appliances, leftover building materials you’re not sure you’ll ever use, and old yard tools you replaced with newer versions years ago have no place there.

Taking the time to declutter the garage is worth it because it simply makes no sense to park expensive vehicles you drive regularly outside, while junk you haven’t touched in years sits inside your garage.

2. Maximize your wall storage space

fitness equipment in small garage

This small garage uses slatwall to keep the space organized and is used as a home gym.

If your garage feels too small for your needs, it might seem like the solution is to undergo a construction project to make it larger or move to a home with a bigger garage.

In many cases, such drastic measures can be avoided if you let a professional like Garage Living help you to maximize your small garage’s storage space.

One of the best small garage ideas you can use is to have a slatwall storage system installed that includes PVC wall panels and hanging accessories.

Slatwall is superior to pegboard because it’s more durable, is easy to clean, offers more storage versatility, and can handle higher weight loads. Slatwall also has a decorative functionality that gives garage interiors a nicer, finished appearance.

With a slatwall storage system that allows the vast majority of items kept in a garage to be hung up, floor clutter becomes a thing of the past. Items like yard and hand tools, bikes, sports equipment, ladders, and power cords can be kept well-organized and grouped with like items.

Wall-mounted tire racks are an additional wall storage solution that will free up the space a spare set of tires takes up on a garage floor.

3. Take advantage of your ceiling space

Overhead storage racks are another type of effective vertical storage system for a garage. Not all small garages have ceilings that are high enough to add storage racks, but if yours can accommodate them, you should absolutely take advantage of that unused overhead space that is being wasted.

Bulky things like plastic storage bins, patio furniture, spare tires, and out-of-season items that sit on a garage floor can be the difference between being able to park inside a small garage or having to park in the driveway.

Choose heavy-duty storage racks that can handle a lot of weight and are properly anchored to your walls and ceiling for safety. It’s smart to invest in racks made with high-quality steel and a power-coated finish, which will prevent rusting and last much longer.

4. Increase parking space in a small garage with a car lift

car raised on car lift in small garage

A 4 post car lift in this 1-car garage doubles its parking space.

If you have two vehicles but your garage is only built for a single car, the solution to keep both vehicles parked inside is to get a car lift.

Once again, the height of your garage will determine whether or not a car lift can fit in the space. If your garage door opens at a height that’s too low, a high lift conversion would be needed to reconfigure the height at which the door opens.

2 post car lifts and 4 post car lifts are used in residential garages, but it’s the latter type you’ll want for parking purposes.

4 post car lifts allow vehicles to be driven onto ramps and hoisted up so another vehicle can be parked beneath it. This makes it ideal for maximizing a garage’s vehicle storage space. 2 post residential car lifts are suited more for someone who prefers to do their own car maintenance in their garage.

5. Choose the right cabinets for your small garage

A cabinet system is another great option for storage in a garage, but it can be a tricky thing to fit into a small garage.

Chances are it would have to be installed at the back of the garage if the room is deep enough, instead of along the side walls. And you might be limited with how big the cabinet system can be. Even a small cabinet system with a single stack of drawers, a few cabinet doors, and a small countertop can be quite functional, however.

It’s worth the extra cost to get storage cabinets that are made with sturdier, longer-lasting North American-made steel. Many cheaper cabinet models found online and in big-box stores are manufactured with inferior materials that don’t last.

Our GL Signature cabinet system comes with a shallow depth option that is perfect for smaller garages. Working with a garage remodel specialist like Garage Living also gives you more design and color options for a cabinet system that will enhance your garage’s décor.

6. Update your paint, lighting, and flooring

blue car parked in garage

Lighter wall, ceiling, and flooring colors help make a small garage feel bigger.

Repainting a small garage and choosing specific colors can create the illusion that the room is bigger than it is.

Lighter colors help make a room look and feel larger. The effect is even more pronounced if you paint the walls and ceiling the same color or paint the ceiling one shade lighter than the walls.

Using a glossier paint that reflects lighter better than flatter paints will also help create the illusion of a larger space. Take these aesthetic small garage ideas into consideration if you’re having slatwall installed. Garage Living offers eight slatwall colors to choose from.

Lighting upgrades are another way to make a small garage look larger. Adding a number of smaller lights (such as pot lights) to a ceiling instead of having a single overhead lighting fixture will provide better light coverage and make the room feel bigger.

Many garage remodel projects involve giving the flooring an upgrade with a new floor coating. Ask your garage design consultant which coating color will work best to complement the rest of your interior décor and make your garage feel a little bigger.

7. Tidy up on a regular basis

Having the right storage systems in place will make it easier to keep a small garage organized.

You have to commit to regularly tidying up the room so that clutter doesn’t start piling up, however. If you neglect maintaining the space, it doesn’t take long for that 1-car garage to become a no-car garage.

A quick monthly cleanup should suffice and you can give it a more thorough cleaning that involves washing the floor and wiping down any surfaces a couple of times a year.

Ensure the right things are taking up your garage storage space. Here are a few things that should not be stored in a garage:

  • unused or partially used paint cans
  • food or wine
  • old electronic equipment
  • clothing and fabrics
  • old photos, paper, and cardboard

Upgrade your small garage

Hopefully these small garage ideas have shown you that you can still get plenty of functionality and enjoyment out of a room that doesn’t offer an ample amount of square footage.

Garage Living has transformed many small garages into organized, stylish spaces that make more room for parking, storage, and even hobbies like working out in a home gym.

Schedule a free design consultation with us to start your garage remodel project.

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7 Things To Look For in a Garage Remodel Company

Once you’ve made the decision that your garage needs a makeover, it’s time to do some homework and find the best garage remodel company for the job.

There is no shortage of contractors available to do the work, but what factors matter most when you’re choosing who to hire?

Reasonable pricing, a good reputation, and an impressive level of overall professionalism from a prospective garage remodel company is a high priority, naturally. 

Don’t stop there. There are a few more essential things the company you choose to upgrade your garage should bring to the table to maximize your satisfaction when the project is completed.

Is the contractor you hire capable of making the left-hand side of this pre-makeover garage look as impressive as the finished right-hand side?

Why hire a garage remodel company instead of DIYing?

Before we look at what a garage remodel company should be able to do for you, let’s quickly explain why you should entrust a garage renovation to an expert instead of doing the work yourself.

A recent Porch.com survey found that 55% of homeowners have DIYed a home improvement project, yet only 31% of them considered them to be successful. In many cases, these homeowners ended up hiring a pro to fix the work they had done.

Someone once said, “there is no substitute for experience”. Unless you’re experienced with the complicated nature of the design and installation process a garage remodel entails, it’s best to leave things in the hands of a seasoned professional.

Sure, it may be cheaper to attempt a garage remodel yourself. A garage remodel expert will get the job done properly the first time and eliminate the stress, time investment, and messy work involved when you tackle the project yourself, however.

A highly specialized garage improvement company like Garage Living also has the know-how to ensure your garage isn’t just more organized and visually appealing. They can give the space the kind of major overhaul that really adds an impressive “wow factor” to one of your home’s hardest working rooms. 

When you decide to hire a garage remodel company instead of going the DIY route, there are several essential things to look for from them to make sure your home improvement project is successful. 

1. A great reputation and positive online reviews

We all know there are many shady contractors out there who will cut corners, rip you off, and come up short in the reliability department.

You’re entrusting someone to work in your home and improve a room you will use every day. Therefore, any garage renovation company you hire shouldn’t just have a good reputation – they should have a great reputation.

Word of mouth

Good ’ol word of mouth continues to be one of the best ways to weed out the good contractors from the bad ones. A personal referral from someone you trust who has worked with a particular garage remodel company can be invaluable. Although their great experience working with a contractor doesn’t 100% guarantee yours will be the same, it’s an excellent indicator of what to expect.

Online reviews

Nowadays, reviews from crowd-sourced review sites like Google, Facebook, and Yelp are how most people seek out the trustworthiness and quality of home improvement professionals.

According to research, 91% of people read online reviews on a regular or occasional basis and 84% of people trust online reviews as much as a personal recommendation.

Home services websites like Angie’s List, Houzz, and HomeAdvisor are other great resources for finding reliable contractors.

2. Customization options

Having high-quality products to choose from is nice – can they be customized, though? And if so, what is the range of those customization options?

If you want your finished garage space to look exceptional, having plenty of options to customize the room’s interior décor will be essential. Only having two or three colors to choose from for your garage floor coating, slatwall, or cabinets means you’re limiting your creative options.

Look for a company with a selection of products that gives you an ample amount of customization flexibility and freedom to create a distinct, appealing aesthetic in your garage.

Our Designer Series of garage design themes is a popular option with our clients. It includes seven themes of curated custom colors and materials from our roster of products that produce finished garages with a high-end look. The series simplifies the design process for our clients and is an effective way to help them visualize what their garage can look like.

3. Impressive examples of past work

A personal referral or reading a number of online reviews about contractors will help you narrow down your list of candidates, but “the eye test” is going to be a huge factor in making a hiring decision. 

If you’re lucky enough to know someone who has had a garage renovation done recently, an in-person viewing of the work will give you a helpful up-close example of what a garage remodeler can do.

Unfortunately, that kind of opportunity will rarely present itself. The next best thing is to naturally take a look at photos of a garage makeover specialist’s past work. A garage remodel can end up looking anywhere from shoddy to serviceable to exceptional – don’t settle for anything less than the latter for your garage!

Before and after photos

Their website should have image galleries of completed garage remodel projects to give you a good idea of what kind of work they’re capable of doing. It’s worth noting that even the presentation of a garage remodel company’s website can give you some useful insight into how professionally the business operates.

messy unfinished garage

BEFORE: The unfinished garage in desperate need of efficient storage space.

Finished garage remodel.

AFTER: A double car lift allows this car collector to store four vehicles in this section of the garage.

Viewing a completed garage remodel is one thing. If you can get examples of what a space looked like prior to the work being done with before and after garage makeover photos, it gives you even more information about the competence and creativity of the contractor.

4. High-quality products

One simple way to eliminate certain garage renovation companies from your list of candidates is to look at the quality of the products they carry.

Visiting one of their showrooms or checking out a remodel they’ve worked on and seeing and using the products the company works with will tell you whether or not they have high standards.

If a garage remodel company’s products look and feel cheap, what does that say about their work quality and value of the hard-earned money you’re spending with them?

There’s a reason that polyaspartic floor coatings cost more than epoxy coatings – its quality is vastly superior, it lasts much longer, and you need professional equipment to apply it.

The same consideration regarding quality should be given to garage cabinets. Inexpensive cabinets bought online or at a big-box store may seem like they’ll get the job done, but you’ll quickly find they’re cheaply made and won’t last as long as you expected. 

Try to shop local by supporting local small businesses and buying American and Canadian-made products that tend to be of a higher quality than products from overseas and keep your spending dollars closer to home. 

5. Amazing customer service

Excellent customer service should be another huge selling point for you. A company with top-notch customer service can be the difference between a home renovation project being a pleasant experience or a headache-causing experience that’s unsatisfying for you.

garage design consultation in Garage Living showroom with man and woman

Use the previously mentioned resources to find out how effectively a contractor communicates with their clients and how reliable they are. This includes asking questions like:

  • does the company get back to their clients about quotes or other inquiries in a timely manner?
  • was scheduling convenient consultation and installation times an issue and was the company flexible and easy to work with?
  • does the company have a showroom?
  • were the installers punctual and properly clean up when they finished working?
  • does the contractor stand behind their work and products with strong warranties?
  • did the garage remodel company follow-up with the client when the project was completed and address any concerns?

Good customer service should also be convenient for you. If you’re seeking to transform your garage, the floor will likely need some work.

Unless a contractor uses a high-quality product like Garage Living’s Floortex™ polyaspartic floor coating that can be applied year-round, you’ll have less flexibility for what time of year your floors can be upgraded if you live in a colder climate.

6. Expertise and professional training

During your contractor vetting process, set a high bar for the level of expertise the company you’re considering has specifically with garage renovations.

This is where hiring a garage remodel specialist instead of a general contractor or handyman can make a big difference. The phrase “jack of all trades, master of none” exists for a reason, after all.

Having completed thousands of makeovers across the U.S. and Canada since starting in 2005, a company like Garage Living has experienced just about everything when it comes to garage remodels.

Most high-quality and reputable garage renovation professionals will:

  • give their employees the proper training to work efficiently and safely
  • know how to bring the best out of a garage space
  • use high-quality products that last longer
  • be properly licensed and insured
  • stand behind their work
  • be better equipped to deal with renovation challenges

Don’t undervalue that first point about proper training. Garage remodel pros are skilled tradespeople and although they learn much of their craft from hands-on experience, the foundation of their knowledge should start with professional training.

Be sure to ask any garage remodel company you’re considering hiring what kind of training their installers get. Garage Living has all of our installers take training courses to ensure they’re qualified to perform the work that goes into every garage remodel we do.

7. Fair pricing

One of the most important questions anyone seeking out a garage remodel company will have for their project will be the cost and whether a contractor can work within their budget.

A top-to-bottom remodel can involve many different upgrades including adding a floor coating, wall base coating, slatwall storage system, garage doors, door openers, a storage cabinet system, overhead storage racks, and a car lift.

Other potential upgrades include installing modern lighting, a heating system, insulation, drywall, redoing the ceiling, and painting the walls and ceiling.  

The size of the garage, scope of the project, quality of the products, and processes used to install everything will largely determine what the project costs. As with any home improvement project you’re hiring someone for, be leery of anyone who is quoting you a price that seems too good to be true. In most cases, it is.

If you’re more confident that one garage remodel company will do a better job than another based on examples of work you’ve seen and the fact they have a superior reputation, that’s worth paying more for if their quote is a bit higher, yet still reasonable. 

The end goal is to have a beautiful garage that you’re 100% happy with and to have the process of making that happen be as stress-free a possible. 

Hire the garage remodel company that checks all these boxes

Investing some time to find the best company to upgrade your garage will go a long way towards providing you with a high level of satisfaction once the project is completed.

Garage Living prides itself on checking all of the boxes above, to ensure that every remodel project we complete exceeds our clients’ expectations.

There’s a reason we’re known across North America as a leader in home garage storage, organization, and décor solutions.

Schedule a free design consultation with us to see what the Garage Living experience is all about!

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From Garage To Classroom: Create An Effective Home Learning Space

2020 has thrown a lot at us. One of the biggest challenges for parents and their kids has been adjusting to at-home learning.

Parents have needed to find a workable balance between being full-time teachers (or part-time educators supplementing their kids’ remote learning studies) and their own parental, work, and household responsibilities.

It’s been a lot to deal with.

With a new school year underway, lots of schools remain closed. Even if schools are open in their area, many parents and students are uneasy about returning to traditional classroom settings. As a result, homeschooling will continue on a widescale level across the U.S. and Canada for the foreseeable future.

So what’s the best homeschooling environment for your kids? If you don’t have a dedicated home study room, using the dining room table, living room, or the kitchen as a classroom may not be the most learning-friendly environment for your little ones.

Here’s a suggestion: create a learning space for your kids in your garage. A garage to classroom setup is smart for a number of reasons and you don’t need a large garage to make it happen.

Your kids’ home learning environment matters

Classroom environments have a big impact on how well kids learn. As an early childhood education expert explains here, an ideal classroom environment will “help children feel safe, secure, and valued. As a result, self-esteem increases, and students are motivated to engage in the learning process.”

Learning in high-traffic areas like the kitchen, living room, and dining room can be too distracting for kids. With families spending so much time indoors right now, the abundance of background noise from things like meals being prepared, ringing phones, and conversations makes it particularly challenging for youngsters to focus on their studies.

Letting your kids do their homeschooling from a desk in their bedroom isn’t ideal, either. Supervising them becomes more difficult, for starters.

And the same reasons medical professionals recommend adults not work in the same room where they sleep applies to students – a lack of separation between one’s work and home life leads to poor sleeping habits and lower work productivity.

Why a garage to classroom setup makes so much sense

A garage to classroom setup can provide the perfect space for at-home schooling. It’s a safe environment that’s a part of the home, while still being removed enough from the distractions in the rest of the house.

As an extension of your living space, a classroom area in the garage can improve how your children focus and learn.

A garage classroom also helps establish more structure for their daily studies. They’ll have a consistent, dedicated learning space and not be studying at the dining table one day and then moving to the kitchen for their school work the following day.

Lots of parents have made the “garage to classroom pivot” to accommodate their kids’ schooling needs.

For some parents, they’re just homeschooling their own children. If local social gathering rules allow for it, other parents are getting together with a few neighbors and friends they trust and feel safe with to create garage classroom “learning pods” for their kids, as this mother in Maine did.

How to create your own garage classroom

“How can my garage handle its normal duties as a space for parking, household storage, and function as an at-home classroom?”, you may be wondering.

It all comes down to how well your garage is set up. Since comfort is so important for a learning space, a clean, finished garage interior with modern design features is essential.

Having some flexibility within the garage so you can add something like a learning space is important as well. Anyone who has a multi-purpose garage space knows that good organization is the key to making the garage function at a high level.

A garage to classroom setup can work quite effectively in a garage of any size. This recently remodeled single car garage was well-positioned to accommodate adding a learning space with minimal effort.

garage before makeover

The unfinished garage prior to its remodel.

black car in garage with student desk and chairs

The garage was transformed into a clean, organized, and modern-looking room. Little effort was required to turn it into a comfortable home learning space.

Here’s how to make your garage to classroom setup successful.

Create enough space in the garage

A lot of garages are too cluttered to park vehicles in, which makes them little more than one-dimensional junk storage spaces.

To free up floor space that will allow a part of the garage to be used as a classroom, storage systems like slatwall panels and overhead racks are invaluable.

These storage systems utilize your garage’s walls and ceiling areas to maximize the storage space in the room, which opens up a range of possibilities for other ways the garage can be used. In the photo above, just look at how much floor square footage is freed up by storing all those bulky storage bins in the overhead racking!

The slatwall panels and accompanying hanging accessories make it a breeze to keep the garage more organized. Items like yard tools, power cords, and sports equipment and toys the kids can use when taking breaks from their learning are easily accessible.

Use cabinetry in your garage classroom

A storage cabinet system is perfect for a garage learning space, but not just for the reason you might be thinking.

Sure, cabinets provide you with room to store and organize things like school and art supplies, lesson books, and other learning materials. Our high-quality cabinet drawers are at a kid-friendly height and have full extension drawer glides to make access easy for your little ones, too.

A cabinet system is also useful for a garage classroom in the following ways:

  • incorporate a mounted TV into the cabinet system for watching digital classroom lessons and educational videos, as well as making Zoom calls with teachers and other students
  • the cabinet doors can be used to display your kids’ artwork, which builds their confidence
  • displaying artwork makes children feel more connected to their learning environment
  • they provide a backdrop for hanging up motivational sayings or educational posters
  • use a cabinet sink for a handwashing station
  • cabinet countertops function as a clean work surface and area for displaying and storing school books
  • under cabinet task lighting brightens up the countertop space
  • tablets and laptops can stay charged with the cabinet system’s built-in electrical and device charging outlets
cabinet countertop with school books

A garage cabinet system provides a clean surface to work on, drawers for storing school supplies, and can incorporate a TV and sink.

Make the garage feel more like a classroom

When you’re used to learning in a school classroom, adjusting to a different full-time learning environment isn’t easy for every child.

To make your kids feel more comfortable with their at-home schooling experience, include a few of the core familiar features of a traditional classroom.

Naturally, that includes desks and chairs. If you’re planning on doing longer classroom sessions, one option is to invest in some ergonomic-friendly desks and chairs that are more comfortable to use for extended periods.

Use some small easel-style or wall-hung chalkboards or dry erase boards, which are great for developing a child’s writing, drawing, and reading skills.

Another garage to classroom setup idea you may want to consider is keeping a clock or other type of timekeeping device visible to the students in the room. Some teachers find that using a timer for work tasks gives students a greater sense of urgency while learning and helps them understand things a little better.

Increase the garage’s comfort level

A garage with modern design upgrades is simply a nicer space to spend time in, which makes it a more learning-friendly environment.

Aesthetic upgrades like finishing the garage’s walls and ceiling will make a big difference. Upgrading the floor with a Floortex™ floor coating is a game-changer when it comes to transforming the appearance of a garage, too.

In addition to its high-end look, the floor coating is well-suited for use in a garage classroom setting for these reasons:

  • it has a safe, ultra-low level of VOCs (volatile organic compounds), which are chemicals found in many products that slowly off-gas
  • the floor surface is easy to maintain and keep clean with just a squeegee, some water, and a mild floor cleaner
  • Floortex™ coatings deliver heavy-duty floor protection from wear and tear, abrasions, and spills, but are also comfortable and clean enough to walk on in your socks or even bare feet

Feel comfortable in the garage year-round

You can also do a few more things to increase the comfort level of your garage.

If your garage lacks a few features, cold and hot weather make using the room year-round problematic.

To fix this issue, insulate the walls, ceiling, and doors to boost the garage’s energy efficiency. Vapor barrier might be helpful as well, depending on where you live and a few other factors.

A garage heating system or portable air conditioner will help you maintain a comfortable working temperature in the garage year-round.

And if the weather is pleasant, bring in some fresh air by partially or fully opening the garage doors.

Stay safe

With the new normal, hand sanitization has become a part of everyday life. As part of your efforts to create a safe learning environment, you can set up a hand sanitizing station. This will be even more essential if you have a small group of kids attending classes in your garage.

In the garage featured in this blog post, a bottle of hand sanitizer and tissues are kept on a slatwall metal shelf that’s conveniently located right beside the home’s access door. A mini trash bin sits below it. A paper towel rack accessory could also be hung on the slatwall.

An optional cabinet sink that can be used as a handwashing station gives you an additional way to maintain safe health standards in the garage.

garage classroom hand sanitizing station

Hand sanitizer and tissues are conveniently located beside the garage’s access door into the house.

3 final ideas for a garage to classroom setup

We’ve covered a lot in showing you how to make a garage to classroom setup work effectively and here are three final ideas worth considering:

  1. Put down a colorful outdoor rug as a base for the desks and chairs that helps make your classroom area feel like a more defined space.
  2. Don’t underestimate the importance of good lighting for the learning space. Lots of natural light is great and high-quality overhead lighting will reduce eye strain.
  3. A garage classroom will require reliable online connectivity and in many cases is going to be completely dependent on the internet to function. There are numerous ways to boost your garage’s WiFi signal so that your tablets, laptops, and smart TV have a reliable online connection.

Talk to us about making your garage a learning space

If you’re considering your options for homeschooling your kids, we can turn any garage into a learning-friendly space without limiting its functionality.

Schedule a free design consultation with Garage Living.

We’ll work with you to design a garage to classroom setup that gives you the peace of mind that your kids are getting their education in a safe space right in your own home.

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Garage Wall Ideas: 17 Ways To Improve Your Wall Space

garage wall ideas After years of looking at your unfinished garage walls, you’ve decided that it’s finally time to consider some garage wall ideas to make improvements.

Along with a grey concrete floor, dim lighting, and an unfinished ceiling, those unattractive walls are a nagging reminder that your garage doesn’t look all that different from how it looked when the builder completed work on the home.

And if your garage lacks any decent storage systems there’s probably floor clutter to contend with, which only hurts the garage’s appearance even more.

Try these 17 garage wall ideas 

The walls in most garages have a vast amount of untapped storage potential. And just as they’re underutilized for storage, homeowners don’t take advantage of this sizable amount of square footage to give their garage a more modern aesthetic.

Giving your garage walls some TLC with some wise upgrades can dramatically impact the entire room’s functionality and appearance.

When you’re contemplating how to reinvent your garage wall space as part of a remodeling project, you could look at the walls as a blank canvas. With the right design choices, those walls can transform into something beautiful and unique that also reflects your personality.

Let’s look at 17 popular garage wall ideas that cover everything to do with storage, finishing, and decorating the walls in a garage.

1. Add garage wall insulation

garage wall with insulationYour first step with the walls in a garage should be to add insulation to improve your home’s energy efficiency.

Without garage insulation, your home loses a lot of heat when it’s colder outside and makes your air conditioner work harder when the weather is hot. Don’t forget about making sure your garage doors and ceiling are properly insulated, too.

The most common types of insulation for garage walls are fiberglass batts (pictured to the right), spray foam insulation, and blow-in cellulose insulation.

If your garage already has insulation installed, have a professional inspect it to determine whether an upgrade is warranted. Was it properly installed? Is it the right R-value? Does the insulation have water damage? The latter issue can lead to mold problems and make the insulation less effective.

Wall and ceiling insulation is even more important if you’re someone who enjoys spending a lot of time in the garage with a hobby. If you have a heater or some type of cooling system in the garage, insulation helps make the room easier to keep at a comfortable temperature.

Insulation also has soundproofing benefits. That can limit the noise that is audible in the rest of the home from, say, a power tool being used in the garage.

2. Drywall the garage

Insulation for the garage is a great investment, but the sight of exposed insulation and framing studs isn’t exactly visually appealing.

Get the garage one step closer to having a more finished look by hanging drywall. In addition to covering up a garage’s unattractive construction features and things like electrical wiring and a central vac system’s piping, here are three more reasons to install drywall in a garage:

  • drywall is cost-effective
  • it improves a home’s energy efficiency
  • drywall gives you more flexibility when it comes to decorating your garage walls and adding storage systems

Hanging drywall isn’t rocket science, but it is physically demanding and there is a definite skill to installing it correctly so that the wall has a seamless look without joints, tape, and screws showing.

Two other garage wall covering alternatives to drywall are fiberglass reinforced panels (FRP) and wallboard panels. Keep in mind that these products are used only for covering and finishing walls and aren’t designed to accommodate hanging storage systems.

3. Paint the garage walls

Once your garage drywall is hung, you’ll want to dress it up with a fresh coat of paint. This is where the decor of the garage can really start to take shape.

If you’re doing a top-to-bottom remodel with a garage makeover professional, the paint color chosen for the walls will be influenced by the colors picked for a new floor coating, slatwall, and cabinetry. Even the colors of your vehicles can be factored into your garage color choices to visually complement them better.

Many homeowners choose lighter garage wall paint colors because they reflect light better, make the room look bigger, and make us feel more comfortable. Neutral colors like beige, tan, and grey are also popular.

If it’s done tastefully, pops of bolder colors on a garage wall (whether it’s from paint or the color of a cabinet system, for example) can add visual interest as well.

4. Have a slatwall storage system installed

items hung on garage slatwall

Slatwall panels provide versatile hanging storage space and give garages a cleaner, finished look.

With a garage’s walls being invaluable for storage and interior design upgrades, wouldn’t it be nice if there was a product that took care of both those needs?

There is such a product and it’s called slatwall. Our slatwall panels and hanging accessories are the best wall-mounted garage storage solution available and give garages a clean, finished look.

This complete wall hanging system involves installing PVC slatwall panels in your garage that are sturdy, easy to clean, and waterproof.

Using a wide variety of hooks, racks, baskets, bins, and shelves, this wall hanging system helps to keep your garage organized and maximize its storage space. Rearranging your stored items is easier with slatwall than it is with other types of wall storage systems, such as pegboard.

Eight slatwall colors are available that allow you to customize your garage’s design. There are several more ways that slatwall can be used as a decorative garage wall feature:

  • it can cover the entire garage wall and be used in corners and awkward spaces
  • slatwall can be combined with open drywall space
  • another slatwall color can be incorporated into the wall design for decorative effect (like the blue slatwall strip below the grey slatwall in the first photo)
  • ribbon lighting installed on the slatwall creates a unique, more inviting look  

5. Add garage wall hooks or track rail storage kits

Perhaps the most common type of garage wall storage system are hooks that are screwed into the wall studs or drywall. 

Wall-mounted track rail storage kits are also popular and involve installing thin rails a few feet long horizontally on the wall and hanging up items using the included accessories.

The benefits of these two types of garage wall organizer products is that they’re cheap and easy to install yourself.

They do have some drawbacks, however. Unlike slatwall or pegboard storage, you’re unable to change their location since they’re permanently anchored in the wall.

That creates problems when your storage needs change and you want to rearrange where your things are hung. Sure, you can just remove the storage systems from the wall and reinstall them in another spot, but then you’re left with holes and repair work.

Different brands, styles, colors, and brands of these products also tend to get bought over time. That results in a patchwork of storage accessories attached to the garage walls that don’t have a cohesive look and add to the room’s visual clutter.

6. Install garage wall shelving

garage wall wire shelvingOne of the garage wall ideas commonly used for storage is built-in shelving or freestanding shelving units. Often, these two storage systems are of the DIY variety and made with wood.

While they are functional, most DIY garage storage systems don’t look very good. Painting or staining the shelves (and frame if it’s a freestanding unit) can help, but unless you’re a carpentry expert, these projects usually end up with that low-end DIY look.

If you do want to use a freestanding shelving rack, spend a little more to get a sturdier product that looks more professional and can hold more weight than one of those flimsy plastic shelving units.

Another option for your shelving needs is wire shelving that can be mounted to the walls of the garage. 

7. Add tire racks

If you live in a northern climate that gets enough snow to warrant having snow tires, tire racks are a smart buy.

A spare set of tires stored on your garage floor, even if they’re all stacked on top of one another, takes up space that could be put to better use. And if you have multiple vehicles with a second set of tires, that space they’re occupying adds up.

Wall-mounted tire racks provide a dedicated space where an off-season set of tires can be kept, freeing up more room on the floor

If you store your spare tire sets at your local garage or a tire specialist store, the fees you’re paying could be invested in tire racks that would pay for themselves in a short amount of time.

8. Use pegboard wall storage

pegboardFor years, when people thought of garage wall ideas, pegboard would be one of the first things to come to mind. 

Pegboard storage was originally used for merchandising in the retail industry and someone eventually came up with the logical idea that the product could be useful for keeping residential garages more organized.

The design of pegboard (a hardwood sheet with evenly spaced holes) made it ideal for giving home owners more flexibility for how they stored their belongings on the garage wall. It was particularly useful for storing tools in a garage workshop with a variety of hooks and hangers.

Pegboard now looks somewhat dated, however, and has been surpassed by slatwall as a product that gives you a nicer aesthetic, more storage versatility, and the ability to handle higher weight capacities. 

For a more durable pegboard product, you could spend a little more to get pegboard made with galvanized steel.

9. Invest in a custom cabinet system

wall-mounted garage cabinets

This custom cabinet system is completely wall-mounted, giving it a distinct “floating“ look.

Storage cabinets are another smart way to make better use of your garage walls. It’s worth it to spend a bit more for a premium cabinet system that can be customized to match the rest of your interior decor.

The cabinet system pictured above was customized to make it completely wall-mounted, which gives it a “floating” look that really stands out. Garage Living also customized the design by adding drawers below the lockers on the left.

High-quality cabinet systems will last longer, are built with a higher grade construction materials, and simply give a garage a more impressive, professional appearance than any of the low-cost cabinets you’ll find online or in a big-box store.

Cabinets afford you more garage storage options and provide space to keep things organized, hidden, and locked up. Hand tools, power tools, cleaning supplies, car care products, and gardening supplies are ideal for cabinet storage.

And custom cabinets can do more for your garage than just give you more storage room. They can be used for a garage workshop and include specialty options like adding a sink or mounted TV.

10. Hang metallic trim or sheets

For garage wall ideas that have functional and decorative uses, some homeowners favor hanging metallic trim or sheets on their walls.

These products are made with aluminum or stainless steel and commonly have a rugged diamond plate design. The trim can be installed in any number of locations around the perimeter of a garage.

Some people cover their entire garage walls with decorative metal sheeting or may opt for a more subdued look and just add a strip of the trim in the middle of their walls.

Others choose to add metal trim with different styles to the top of their walls as a crown molding or use it for a wall base. 

The eye-catching trim adds visual interest to a garage’s walls, which is why the material also works so well as a backsplash in a cabinet system’s design. 

Metal corner guards are another way the material can be used on a garage’s walls. The guards are decorative and also help keep corners protected from scratches and scuffs. 

11. Add garage baseboard

Let’s get a little deeper into the benefits of a garage baseboard and some additional wall base options. Installing a high-quality wall base in the garage:

  • covers up the gap between the wall and floor for a seamless wall-to-floor transition
  • provides an extra decorative touch that helps complete the look of the room
  • keeps drywall protected from water damage
  • cuts down on drafts
  • helps to keep out pests

You’ll want to stay away from using wood or polystyrene wall moldings because of the excess moisture levels found in most garages. The water that collects on a garage floor from rain and melted snow is another reason to use a more resilient type of wall base.

Vinyl and rubber wall bases are often used, which are sometimes referred to as cove base molding. They typically come in rolls with an adhesive backing. Although this type of wall base product is affordable and easy to install yourself, they don’t necessarily give you all the benefits listed above. 

Garage Living offers a premium wall base solution by applying a Floortex™ baseboard coating to your wall base for striking, unique look. 

The baseboard coating is the exact same mix that we use on your garage floor, which takes the concept of a seamless transition between the floor and wall to a whole new level!

Because Floortex™ coatings completely seal the base of a wall, you get a superior level of protection from pests, drafts, and water damage. Our versatile coatings can also be applied to the steps in a garage.

12. Install wall lighting

garage with wall lighting and baseboard coating

This remodel shows what design touches like adding perimeter wall lighting and a baseboard coating can do to give a garage a unique, high-end appearance.

Wall lighting in the garage traditionally hasn’t been very commonplace. That’s something that is slowly changing as more homeowners evolve their thinking and embrace the fact that the garage deserves to look as nice as the rest of their home.

Adding lighting to the garage walls can help supplement your main overhead lighting, but will more likely be used for decorative effect and to make the room look more inviting.  

Some of Garage Living’s remodeling projects have included adding LED ribbon lighting below slatwall panels to give the wall an even more distinct and appealing appearance. The lighting turns on when the garage door opens and can also be activated with a remote switch. 

A number of other wall lighting ideas could include installing sconces to give the room more ambiance and a different look.

13. Create a mini workspace with a folding workbench

A wall-mounted folding workbench can be useful for a few reasons:

  • if your garage is small and you don’t have the room to set up a larger workspace
  • maybe you will only use a workspace occasionally and don’t want to dedicate too much space to one
  • if your budget can’t accommodate buying a new cabinet system with a work countertop

A workbench that stays folded against the wall until it’s needed gives a garage some extra functionality without having much of a footprint in the room. 

Be sure to invest in a reliable product that is sturdy enough for your needs, has secure safety mechanisms to prevent the workbench from being lowered unintentionally, and provides you with enough surface space to work.

14. Protect your car doors with wall bumpers

wall bumperWe all know how expensive it is to get any sort of auto body repair or touch-up work done, so wall bumpers may be a smart addition to your garage walls.

Wall bumpers will help protect vehicle doors from dings and scratches that occur when entering or exiting your car or truck.

They’re very practical for small garages, especially some older single car garages that are so narrow you wonder how in the world they fit the huge cars made during the 60s, 70s, and 80s. 

The protective bumpers are ideal even for larger garages that have several vehicles being parked in the space.

15. Have overhead storage racks installed

Most of the space in the upper areas of garages is underutilized. To maximize the room’s storage capabilities, you need to take advantage of every possible part of the room, including the upper walls and ceiling space.

Overhead storage racks take care of this. They’re installed on the wall studs and ceiling joists and provide convenient room to store:

  • bulky items
  • things you don’t use regularly (like storage bins with holiday decorations)
  • out-of-season items you don’t want taking up floor space

Our adjustable overhead storage racks are made with heavy gauge steel that can safely support up to 600 lbs and have a powder coated paint finish, so they’re built to last a long time. 

16. Hang garage wall art

performance garage with ferrari wall art

This garage owner’s passion for Ferraris is tastefully reflected in the art on the left-hand side wall.

If you’re going to the time and expense to have your garage remodelled, you’ll want it to reflect your personality.

This can be accomplished a number of ways by adding framed photos or some other type of artwork that reflects one of your passions, whether it’s a car brand, a favorite sports team, or anything else.

For example, the garage pictured above utilizes the Performance theme from Garage Living’s Designer Series. The homeowner drives Ferraris and has a deep passion for the auto brand.

The Ferrari images on the wall, along with the red wall paint and red and black cabinet colors, gives the garage a bold look that beautifully complements the owner’s luxury cars and shows off their love for the automaker. 

The key is to not overdo it with your garage wall artwork. You don’t want the wall to look too busy with a bunch of photos hung up, as that can make the room feel visually cluttered.

17. Add a wall-mounted hose reel

Wall-mounted hose reels are the last of our garage wall ideas. If you have a water connection in the garage, a hose reel installed on the wall is the best way to:

  • keep garden hoses organized
  • extend the life of your hoses
  • keep hoses off the garage floor where they’re a tripping hazard

Invest in a high-quality hose reel, such as the rust-proof aluminum alloy hose reel sold by Garage Living that comes with a 10 year warranty.

This versatile hose reel can be mounted either perpendicular to the wall or parallel to your wall and is the only hose reel on the market specifically designed to allow for either left or right-hand rewinding.

Transform your garage walls and interior

We’ve been making garage interiors across North America look beautiful for a decade-and-a-half and can transform your space with many of these garage wall ideas.

Garage Living will work with you to design a one-of-a-kind garage that looks incredible, operates more efficiently, and improves your home’s comfort level. 

Schedule a free design consultation with us today.

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Luxury Car Garage Storage: 5 Ways To Create a Stunning Garage

If you own luxury cars, chances are that you live in an upscale home. 

The garage tends to be the last area in luxury homes to get remodeled, which makes the room stick out like a sore thumb in two ways.

First, there’s the fact that a boring, shabby-looking luxury car garage storage space is the wrong type of setting for parking high-end vehicles.

A Porsche or Lamborghini are works of art and beautiful artwork isn’t displayed in a setting that looks cut-rate. Even magnificent cars like those will lose some of their visual “wow factor” when parked in an unfinished garage that lacks any appealing décor.

Second, having an unattractive garage that doesn’t match the same high design standards that have been established throughout the rest of your house only detracts from your home’s overall visual appeal.

Garage remodel or car storage facility?

Some luxury car owners who keep adding to their collection of vehicles end up turning to luxury car storage facilities when their garage can no longer handle their storage needs.

Creating the perfect luxury car garage storage space right in your own home is easier than you might think.

One of our clients recently discovered this when we remodeled their garage so it would better complement the high-end appearance of their luxury vehicles more and give them more car storage space. 

Solutions like installing car lifts, adding some cutting-edge décor, and upgrading the storage systems transformed the garage into a showroom-quality space. We’ll get into more details about the remodel below.

Drawbacks to luxury car storage facilities

There are two main drawbacks to using a luxury car storage facility – cost and convenience.

Expensive

Using luxury car storage facilities is expensive and any type of rental arrangement is never a tangible investment that provides any long-term benefits for the renter.

We expect that if you can afford luxury vehicles and have enough of them that offsite storage is being considered in the first place, however, that the extra expense of storing your vehicles isn’t an issue. Even still, regardless of how much money is in your bank account, no one likes to waste money.

Those security guards, climate control costs, and a more upscale aesthetic compared to a standard car storage facility don’t come cheaply. Neither do the extra services many luxury car storage facilities offer, such as valet delivery, monthly vehicle status reports sent to the car owner, car-washing and detailing, and regular vehicle maintenance.

Here are the approximate starting prices for keeping a single car at some luxury vehicle storage facilities in a few select cities:

  • Dallas: $275 USD
  • Miami: $380 USD
  • Detroit: $320 USD
  • Toronto: $325 CAD
  • Vancouver: $300 CAD

Inconvenient

Another big negative of not having enough luxury car garage storage space at home and having to use a remote storage facility is the inconvenience.

Even if a car storage facility has vehicle pickup and drop-off services, you need to schedule an appointment. Also, most vehicle owners are uneasy with anyone outside of their family driving their car – especially if it’s very expensive!

It’s impractical to keep luxury cars parked in a different location where you can’t appreciate and admire their beauty.

We’re not saying all luxury vehicle storage facilities are bad. They’re useful if your garage is small and expanding the size isn’t an option or if the maximum number of car lifts are installed in it. And they make sense if you’re just a really serious auto enthusiast whose collection has outgrown even a large home garage.

Unless any of the above issues apply to your situation, however, there is no reason you can’t have your car collection stored right under your own roof. 

Here are five ways to create a stunning garage for your luxury vehicles.

1. Add car lifts to store more luxury vehicles in your garage

double car lift with parked cars

Car lifts are a more practical and cost-effective storage solution than undergoing a garage expansion project or keeping some of your cars at a storage facility.

Any construction project that involves expanding the size of a garage is going to be expensive, messy, lengthy, inconvenient to your family, and require dealing with local zoning laws. 

Adding one or more car lifts to a garage is the best way to increase your home’s available parking space.

The ceiling space in most garages goes unused, which car lifts take advantage of (provided the ceiling is a minimum height of about 10 feet).

By allowing a vehicle to be parked on a raised platform above another vehicle, you double each available parking space in the garage with each lift that is added. A 2-car garage effectively becomes a 4-car garage, for example.  

The spacious garage featured here is approximately 1,120 square feet and can store six vehicles, so there is a wealth of luxury car garage storage space if the homeowner adds to their auto collection.

A double car lift setup helps keep most of the ample garage floor space open, which makes driving in and out of the garage and parking easier. It also creates more space for other non-traditional garage uses, which we’ll get into later. 

Car lifts are also ideal for parking vehicles that aren’t driven on a regular basis, such as a luxury sports car or classic car owned by someone living in a northern climate who wants to store it for the winter. With a car lift, your lesser-driven vehicles won’t take up the garage’s prime parking spots.

When you can conveniently keep all of your vehicles right in your own garage, why waste money on luxury car storage fees?

2. Showcase your luxury cars

luxury cars on car lifts

Car lifts create more parking space and let you to display and showcase your luxury vehicles. Pictured are a Corvette ZR1, Lamborghini Aventador, and Porsche GT2 RS.

Car lifts have more functionality than just creating more garage parking space – they’re a great tool that allows you to showcase your vehicles, too.

Elevating some of your cars creates a more impressive sight than if you had a collection of, say, four or five cars parked at floor level in a garage. The vehicles parked behind other vehicles are less visible and their true beauty can’t be fully admired.

In a way, you could look at car lifts as display platforms that enable high-end car collectors to display the vehicles they cherish to their best effect, especially when surrounded by tasteful upgrades to the garage’s interior décor.

A luxury car garage storage space that uses car lifts also stands out because although lifts made for residential use aren’t exactly new, they’re still fairly uncommon in garages. These impressive devices are a talking point in and of themselves, even without an exotic sports car parked on them!

If your garage is as large as this one, you could even have an extra car lift or two installed during a remodel to accommodate vehicles you’re looking to add to your collection. 

3. Make your garage interior luxurious

Most homeowners don’t associate the word “luxurious” with a garage interior, but that’s only because the concept of high-end garage décor is relatively new. 

Garages should look as nice as any other part of the home, especially since so many of us primarily enter and exit our main living space through the garage.

Upgrading your garage interior creates a nicer-looking transitional space. It also creates a true extension of your home’s living space that makes you feel more comfortable. And when you factor in owning luxury cars, there is even more reason to make your garage look gorgeous!

As seen in the “Before” photo below, this garage had a dull, monochromatic look and needed some decorative flair to upgrade the room’s aesthetic.

Before the garage remodel

Garage Living added a Nightfall Floortex™ floor coating with decorative flakes and a glossy finish that adds visual appeal to the room and nicely complements the cars’ high-end look. This durable polyaspartic floor coating provides superior protection to an epoxy floor and is easier to maintain.

In addition to providing wall hanging space, the surrounding grey slatwall gives the room a tidy, consistent look. The lower black slatwall strips provide a nice visual contrast and incorporate LED ribbon lighting for extra visual interest.

Here are some more décor-related upgrades that were part of this luxury car garage remodel:

  • Numerous pot lights replaced the outdated incandescent bulb lighting to brighten the room and showcase the luxury cars in the best light – literally!
  • A fresh coat of white ceiling paint gives the garage a clean look, makes the room feel more relaxing (one of several benefits of using white paint), and reflects light better.
  • A Floortex™ baseboard coating around the garage’s perimeter creates a more seamless aesthetic between the floor and walls of the room.
  • A GL Custom Steel cabinet system adds a further infusion of high-end style to the garage’s appearance. A pressure washer and its two hoses are kept hidden behind some cabinet doors to preserve the room’s tidy look.
  • New garage doors were installed to upgrade one of the home’s most noticeable exterior features and boost curb appeal. The doors have obscure glass panels that provide privacy while allowing natural light in.

To get more examples of what a garage interior is capable of looking like, browse through our Designer Series. It has seven exclusive themes of pre-chosen color palettes and design materials that help simplify the garage design process for you.

After the garage remodel

4. Keep the garage organized and maximize its storage

A luxury garage won’t look so luxurious if it’s untidy, so investing in high-quality storage systems is a must.

We offer numerous solutions that allow homeowners to maximize their garage’s storage space. Working with garage remodel pros like Garage Living allows you to make the best use of the room’s storage space and have it designed accordingly to fit your family’s needs.

We’ve already mentioned how our storage systems contribute to the modern, stylish look of luxury garages. Here’s how they maximize your storage space and give garages more functionality.

luxury garage cabinets

High-quality garage cabinets contribute to a luxury garage’s upscale look and expand your storage options.

Garage wall storage

Your garage walls are your biggest asset when it comes to finding more garage storage space. As you can see in these photos, slatwall creates lots of hanging space for bikes and other types of sports equipment, ladders, tools, apparel, and anything else capable of being hung up.

Overhead storage

Just as car lifts get more use out of a garage’s underutilized ceiling space, so do overhead storage racks. They’re ideal for storing bulky items like storage bins and out-of-season items that you don’t want sitting on the garage floor.

Garage cabinets

Garage storage cabinets expand your storage options and provide space for keeping valuables and hazardous materials that you’d prefer to be locked up. This garage’s cabinet system is wall-mounted and was customized to include drawers beneath the locker doors.

A stainless steel countertop, sink with a pullout faucet, and a mounted 4K TV gives the garage extra functionality as a workspace.

Multipurpose space

With an organized garage, you can use it for things besides parking vehicles and home storage. Making your garage work harder (and more efficiently) as a storage space opens up opportunities for using the room as a workshop, exercise space, or even as a home relaxation area.

5. Make your garage more secure

It’s a wonder that so many luxury cars get parked in driveways instead of the garage. This is usually because there is too much clutter in the garage, an all-too-common issue that causes about 25% of homeowners to park outdoors most of the time.

luxury garage interior

Protect your luxury car investments by making your garage as secure as possible.

Not only are cars and trucks left exposed to the elements, but they’re also much more vulnerable to theft and vandalism. 

Once a garage is organized so you can park indoors, there are numerous other ways to keep your luxury cars safer when they’re parked inside:

  • Install smart wireless security cameras with motion sensors outside your garage doors and inside the room that can be accessed through your smartphone.
  • Invest in a good garage alarm system.
  • Keep the garage doors locked (which sounds obvious, but you’d be amazed at how many homeowners fail to do so). A keyless garage entry system is also worth considering.
  • Upgrade your home’s exterior lighting around the garage to provide better lighting coverage that will deter burglars.
  • Limit the garage interior’s visibility from the outside by using opaque treatments on windows or window coverings.
  • Upgrade your garage door openers to take advantage of convenient features like smart MyQ technology that lets you monitor and control your doors remotely via a smartphone app.
  • Invest in a sturdier, more secure exterior garage access door.

Create your one-of-a-kind luxury car garage storage space

Garage Living specializes in designing one-of-a-kind luxury car garage storage spaces just like this one. 

We can help you get a lot more out of your garage, both in terms of how it looks and functions. And we can accomplish this in less time than you might think. 

In as little as 3-5 days, we can complete a full garage remodel. A flooring project can be done in only 1-2 days.

Schedule a free design consultation with us to get your dream garage project started.

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See more photos from this garage and get more details about what went into the remodel by viewing this gallery. You can also take a highly detailed 360° tour of the garage by visiting here.