Home & Design
Take Back Your Garage
Is your garage a dumping zone? If you answered yes, you’re in good company with many other homeowners in the same predicament. Seriously, having a garage you can’t even park your car in is not only a safety hazard, but when you are ready to sell your home, it will negatively affect your sale price. Perhaps it’s time to invest in a change that will undoubtedly increase the value of your home.
So where do you begin? Start by sorting your garage contents into piles and by categories – tools, decorations, sports gear, cleaning items and others. Now, where do they need to be? Low to the ground? Somewhere in the middle or is high up okay? This will help you determine the variety of organization you need relative to drawers, low cabinets, tall cabinets, open spaces, etc. Don’t rule out using your garage ceiling for storage. Adding hooks can help store bikes, beach equipment and more. Finally, you can jazz up your garage by painting the floor a bold color or add mix and match colored floor tiles to create a patterned floor.
When it comes to organizational products, shelving, and cabinets, if you really want to do it right and get the max out of your investment, have it designed and installed by a professional. Not only will it help you get your money back when you sell your home, but the life of you and your family will be easier, safer, more convenient and less stressful. Talk to store manager Brent Irish at California Closets’ new Downtown Sarasota showroom at 1411 1st St. (941.366.1315) – what better place to start?