New Year, New Garage Resolution

Making new year’s resolutions for yourself is great, but what if you took it a step further? What if you looked at, not only the metaphysical areas in your life that you wanted to improve upon and set goals for, but also explored your hopes and dreams for the actual, physical spaces in your life? Often, changing your everyday environment in a positive way can help set the tone for other areas of your life – and it can even have a ripple effect. To help you get started with this new annual practice of resetting a physical space, why not dream up your biggest and brightest goals and ideas for your garage? Here are 4 resolution ideas for a reimagined garage space in the new year.

Remodel and Redesign

One way to combat seasonal blues during the winter months is to imagine (and make a reality!) your dream garage. What does it look like? How does it function for you and your family? What slick, new technologies could it include? How many car spaces do you want? And so on. When considering a new garage build, you can truly add in all the custom functions and features you want to make your garage space an extension of your home and one you can properly utilize and be proud of. New garage builds are a great way to start fresh and check every item off your wish list. Use our garage calculator to start planning!

Purge the Clutter

A new year is a perfect excuse to make a change and de-clutter. If your garage looks less like a home for your car and more like an overcrowded storage unit, it might be time to purge some unnecessary items. This can help make your garage feel fresh and new in a very simple way. The decluttering of items also presents a perfect opportunity to deep clean your garage. So wipe away the dust and grime of years past to make way for new memories in the year ahead!

Storage, Storage, Storage!

While you don’t want your garage to be an overcrowded storage unit as previously mentioned, it is also very practical and functional to have some sort of storage element in your garage for many items such as holiday decorations, recreational equipment, lawn equipment, camping supplies, and more. Investing in a storage solution that fits your needs and the goals for your garage functionality is key! A new trend that has developed in recent years is utilizing ceiling space to create a sliding, suspended storage system with bins on a track. This can be an easy do-it-yourself project or something you can always hire out if needed. Leveraging wall space with metal shelves or hooks is also a smart way to create optimal storage in your garage that isn’t too cluttered or bulky.

Make it Multi-Functional

Having a garage is very practical for many reasons. Not only can you park your car(s) there and protect them from the elements, but you can also store items such as bikes, lawnmowers, shovels, and more in a safe and secure space. But there are so many more uses for a garage if you get a little creative and dream big! A garage can be an extension of your home, even if it’s not attached. With insulation, some added outlets, cool lighting, finished walls and floors, or some entertainment equipment, like a tv or radio, your garage can be transformed into pretty much anything you want it to be. It can be a home gym space, a hobby workshop, an entertainment space, a “man cave” or “she shed” area, an art studio, and more – the possibilities are endless!

With the right garage-building partner, your garage dreams can become a reality in a timely and budget-friendly manner. J.D. Griffiths has over 75 years of experience as Milwaukee’s premiere garage builder. We specialize in detached garage builds in the greater Milwaukee, Wisconsin area and have built nearly 6,000 garages in addition to offering full garage door installation services, existing garage renovations and remodels, and garage service and repairs. Talk with our garage experts today to make your dream garage a reality! Our team is here to help make your new year’s resolution for your garage come true!

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