Where do you plan to build your garage? Most homes either have front or side garage. Either way, garage should be constructed where house and the driveway are most accessible. Location also plays an important role on the overall design of your garage. The space available determines how the garage interior should be constructed in respect on the functions you want your garage to have. Once you have determined the "where", everything is easy.
How much? The amount of money you should pour on the garage design is the next factor you need to be aware of. The cost of constructing a garage per square feet depends on where you live but it roughly goes from $40-$100. The materials you will use for the garage design also play a bit factor.
How will the garage be used? Before, the garage is used solely to keep the vehicle secured. But garage nowadays serves multiple purposes from storing house and gardening tools to working space for do-it-yourselfers.
Utilize the spaces available on your floor, wall, and ceiling.
Your garage walls can accommodate most of your home tools and gardening equipment including your brooms, extension cords, hoses, garden tools, ladders, bicycles, balls and bats, golf bags and accessories, food coolers, coats, shoes, hats, and other workshop and general house tools and accessories. Install vertical storage on the wall for additional storage space.
Garage cabinets can store your insect, lawn, and garden chemicals, paint, other small tools used for car maintenance, and the rest of the items you want to keep hidden for safety reasons.
Overhead storage can be installed to maximize the unused space of your ceiling. Here, you can securely keep seasonal items such as sports equipment, holiday decorations, and other things that cannot be kept at the floor.
The key here is not to focus your attention so much on the floor; you have lots of spaces above it.
Functionality is your main concern when thinking of a garage design idea, should you be worried with the aesthetics? Yes. How your garage will look like is important. Colors of the wall, design of the cabinets, types of materials used, and even the theme of the garage should be carefully planned.
* Garage Storage Ceiling
This is one of the types of garage shelving arrangements used in many places where there is not much space even for a car. There's the advantage of taking your shelving high and wide in which case you will still have access to space on the garage floor. This garage storage shelving can allow you to hold bins where you keep such things as light bulbs, tools, seasonal clothing and shoes.
* Garage Storage Cabinet
This type of garage storage facility is considered an excellent choice by many people because the cabinet can be moved around the garage with relative ease. There may be shelves right inside such cabinets on which smaller items are kept; there may also be hooks for hanging these items. At any time you may have the cabinet moved to another location if you think you'd want another item to occupy the same position without displacing the materials and items you have kept in the cabinet.
How to Use Garage Shelves
Whatever the type of garage shelving ideas you intend to use in your garage, it is paramount that they create enough space while ensuring that your garage is kept clean and properly organized. You can store items such as camping gear, holiday items, sports equipment and gardening supplies on them.