Spring Cleaning began as a way to clean away your Winter’s mess and clutter. Cleaning your home or personal space can also give a sense of satisfaction that will put you in a good mood. Typically, spring cleaning is the practice of thoroughly cleaning a house, but what about your garage? We at Primos Garage Doors have some helpful tips for you, if it’s time for a change!
We can show you how to make the most of this space, while making room for everything you still need to store and reclaim your garage in a few simple steps:
- Covering Your Walls
- Floor Plan
- Finishing Touches
Here are some helpful tips to go about getting started on redesigning your garage and taking control of your space once more!
Decluttering the Chaos
Are you amazed by the mountains of items you own? Now is the time to pick a warm day and sort through the contents in your garage to get items into organized piles:
- Objects to trash
- Objects to recycle
- Objects to donate to a local charity or person/family in need
- Objects to sell
- Objects to save as keepsakes
- Objects to keep in your garage
This is essential in starting to reclaim your garage and space, but stay on track as this task is daunting and easy to lose focus from.
Choices to Cover the Garage Walls
Choosing a wall finish that matches your lifestyle is key! The choice remains to insulate the garage or not. Insulating could turn your space into a cozy cove for you and your family, especially with summer approaching, and outdoor activities afoot. After insulating, the choice for the exterior is next. Most homeowners choose a drywall, as it is easy to install and paint to accommodate the space in an aesthetically pleasing manner. Take into consideration an exterior siding, used to cover the bottom four feet of garage walls in order to help protect against dirt and water.
Floor Plan Designs
The first thing to do is to measure and map out your garage to get a full picture of the space and the possibilities to come. Attempt to draw the garage to scale and take note of wall fixtures, outlets, windows, etc.
Take into consideration the extra or unused space in your garage (i.e. the wall flanking your garage door and the space above your garage door). These are possible spaces to install shelving
or once your car clearance for the garage is cleared above the tracks and automatic opener – the rest can be used for storing large bins or items.
After designing your ideal floor plan, make note if you may need extra electrical outlets, lighting, and what items need to fit in the garage, such as:
- Sports equipment
- Work bench / tool storage
- Extra appliances (Refrigerator, Freezer, etc.)
Listing Top Priorities
Now is the time to make a list of what needs to be done and select the choices that are going to best suit you, your family, and your budget!
- Paint: Look for paint made for concrete and check if a primer is recommended.
- Professional Tasks: Choosing and budgeting for an electrician.
- Storage Solutions: building items yourself or re-purposing items you already own to save on costs. Also, pre-made storage units made of wood, plastic or metal.
If you are experiencing some difficulties or lack of inspiration, online searches for “garage storage ideas” is an option or searching on your favorite DYI sites.
Adding Those Finishing Touches
Complete your finishing touches with Primos Garage Doors! We can assist you in choosing your dream garage door and automatic garage door opener. With our wide variety in selection, Primos Garage Doors can help choose a door that fits your home, adds curb appeal, and suits your budget. We can assist you in choosing a garage door with proper insulation and weatherproofing to ensure you and your family’s comfort all throughout the year!
WE ARE HERE FOR YOU!
Things are changing fast, but one thing stays the same: You & your family’s safety are our top priority. Primos Garage Doors understands that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have considerable impact on our lives. Please know that the health and safety of our valued customers, employees and the communities we serve remain our top priorities. Let us continue to be your trusted garage door service resource to ensure your safety while meeting your every garage door need.
As you know, COVID-19 continues to spread, and many small businesses are being affected by local and state orders to self-quarantine or “shelter in place.” Fortunately for us—and with the help of stringent safety protocols—we’ve successfully been able to keep all our employees safe and our business and supplies running normally. Primos Garage Doors is considered an “Essential Business or Operation” under the Construction category and are permitted to continue working according to the current Public Health Order 20-24 issued on March 27th, 2020. As such, Primos Garage Doors is continuing to operate, and the company and employees are permitted under the terms of the Executive Order to travel to and from work, and for work supplies. We continue to take every precaution during this unique time to ensure everyone’s safety while still receiving necessary services.
Proud to Serve
We are proud to be considered an essential business at this time and Primos Garage Doors remains open and staffed to meet all your garage door needs. Our services play an incredibly important role in people’s lives, and we take great pride in continuing to serve our customers and communities. Thank you for being our customer.
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For more information on creating your dream garage door, call us at (720) 621-7737. The experts here at Primos Garage Doors can show you our wide array of models and accessories. Finding the best option to fit your home’s architecture is our mission and providing the best quality and customer service to assist you in your garage door selection and install.