Your Lansing garage offers you many options when remodeling the space. Remodeling garages can give you storage space, workshop space, shelving space, and more.
If you have a small garage, shelving and cabinetry can make a huge difference in organizing your home. A storage closet or laundry space can be added to larger garages when remodeling.
Is your Lansing garage ready for remodeling? Are you walls finished or do the studs show? Do you have rafters showing or do you have an old popcorn ceiling texture applied? What are your garage remodeling needs?
R. L. Rider Remodeling is a professional remodeling and garage building company who serves Lansing and many other areas of Michigan. We love to offer tips and information for home remodeling projects. Here are some things you’ll want to think about when planning to remodel garages.
1. Figure out what doesn’t work in your existing garage before planning what to add when remodeling.If your garage isn’t working out for you now, figure out and write down the things that don’t work. Instead of jumping in with a new idea, first find what needs to be changed to make your garage more functional.
Do you need a better laundry area to make cleaning clothes easier? Do you need to hide the hot water heater because you’re tired of looking at the plumbing? Do you have exposed rafters that do nothing to insulate the garage space?
Speaking of insulation, how well are the walls and ceilings of the garage insulated? Do you need more? Garages can get extremely cold during our Michigan winters, which only traps that cold air in. Good insulation in the garage space can improve your home’s heating and cooling efficiency.
2. Think about the garage floor and determine what works best for you.Would it be better to leave bare concrete on your garage floor just as it is? Does it need power washing? Or would staining or painting the concrete be a better solution for you?
There is a lot that can be done with a garage floor concrete surface. It doesn’t have to stay plain. Staining or painting the garage floor adds waterproofing to the concrete and enhances the look of the space. It also helps to protect the concrete from impacts and other damages.
When remodeling garages, you have a world of options, so don’t think you have to leave the floor plain. From show-room floor finishes, to stain finishes that look like marble or granite, to solid flecked paint, you can enjoy your garage space how you want it.
3. Last but not least, the garage door needs consideration.A beautiful faux wood or real wood garage door can make a beautiful, bold statement for your home’s curb appeal. Also consider whether you want a windowed garage door or solid. Letting in some light while having the privacy you need can be part of the remodeling your garage.
There are many beautiful garage doors with windows for you to choose from if that is the way you want to go.