If you are short on space and need an extra room in your home, re-purposing the garage is a great option. Even though it’s traditionally used for parking the car, the garage can make a great additional room for any home, including a gym, playroom, media room, office, art studio, laundry room, craft room, a bar, or other space. All you need is some imagination and a little elbow grease to get started.
Begin by designing your new room, while keeping in mind all the storage you’ll need for the items that are currently kept in the garage. GarageCoatings.com has professionals that can help you to choose the best storage and floor coating options. Remember to consider whether you need additional electrical, water, insulation, or heating/cooling. If you need these items, plan to get help from the appropriate professionals.
Next, clean out the clutter. Decide what items to donate or throw away, and what items you need to store long-term (like holiday decorations) or keep easily accessible (like tools or sporting equipment). This will make it easier to decide which storage solutions will best meet your needs, whether it’s cabinets, overhead storage, a slat-wall storage system, or a combination of these solutions.
Once you have taken care of the storage, it’s time to focus on the floors. An Epoxy floor coating gives your floors the durability that will last a lifetime, looks great, is easy to clean and maintain, and leaves you worry free about stains, spills or cracks in the concrete.
Enhance the look of your new room by choosing from a multitude of colors, styles and textures that you can custom match to your decor – from marble, granite or tile, to the textured look of stone, slate or a flaked floor. You can also choose a metallic or natural mica concrete floor coating for a truly unique look for your garage floor.
The GarageCoatings.com Epoxy floor coating is easy to clean and maintain with water and a mild (non-filming) detergent, and requires no special maintenance or waxing. Our flooring textures and final-coat preparations provide an evenly distributed, slip-resistant surface with a beautiful high-gloss shine. Additionally, they are UV tolerant so the color of your floor will not fade or cloud up over time.
After the floor is completed, it’s time to decorate, bring in the furniture or equipment, and start enjoying your new room. Using the garage as a new room is a resourceful solution for any home owner short on space.