5 Ways To Upgrade Your Garage This Summer

The weather is getting warmer and the sun is out, which means it’s time to reconfigure your garage and make the most of your space. Soon enough, winter will roll around again, and you’ll be wishing you had more space to store your pool toys, gardening tools, and other summer essentials if you didn’t take advantage of the nice July weather. At Garage Interiors, we offer a range of garage storage systems to help you optimize your garage space. Click here to check out our garage storage cabinets, shelves, hobby benches, and more, and check out these five ways to upgrade your garage this summer:

Insulate Your Garage Door

In Southeast Wisconsin and Northern Illinois, the summers are scorching hot and the winters are brutally cold. So, what if there was a way to keep the temperature of your garage somewhere in the middle? There is — it’s called insulation. Some types of garage door insulation can cool your garage by up to 30 degrees in the summer and keep it approximately 30 degrees warmer during the cold months. Of course, not everyone needs an insulated garage door, but it can be especially helpful for homeowners who have converted their garage into a spare bedroom, home office, gym, or work space and want to use their garage year-round.

Install A Wireless Garage Door Monitor

Have you ever left the house to run errands, go to work, or drive to the airport, only to feel your heart stop when you realize you’re not sure whether you closed the garage door? Thanks to new tech, these little inconveniences are a thing of the past. If you constantly find yourself worried that your garage door might have been left open, consider downloading a garage door opener app that can be connected to the wireless network in your home. Then, you can get real-time notifications when your garage door is open, as well as control it remotely via your phone. Got a neighbor watching your pets while you’re visiting family this summer? Give them access so they can get in and out without worrying about losing your house key or accidentally leaving the garage door open.

Invest In New Garage Lighting

When was the last time you thought about the lights in your garage? If you said “never,” it’s time to update your garage lighting to the latest features. These days, there are lots of energy-efficient lighting options to choose from, whether that be LED light bulbs, motion-sensor lights, or a combination of the two. The lighting in your garage can either make it appear inviting and modern or dull and depressing, and you probably won’t be spending much time in your garage if it’s the latter.

Recoat Your Garage Floors

Summer is the perfect time to address those cracks and peeling spots on your garage floor. The best garage floor coatings last 10 years or more, whereas garage floor epoxy, polyuras, and other garage flooring types often need replacing much sooner. If your garage floor is fading or yellowing from UV discoloration, or it has sections that are stained, spalling, or pitting, it might be time for a garage floor resurfacing service. Reach out to your local garage flooring experts for a free estimate, and be sure to invest in a polyaspartic floor coating if you want long-lasting garage floor protection.

Install A Garage Storage System

One of the most obvious ways to upgrade your garage is to install a garage organization system that helps you make the most of your space. Overhead garage storage is great for items that are infrequently used, like seasonal decorations, kids’ school projects from previous years, and hand-me-downs. Consider installing some garage storage racks or wall shelving for items you use on a more frequent basis, as well as garage cabinets if you want to keep them out of sight. Like doing woodworking projects in the garage? A hobby bench with additional wall storage might make more sense.

Choose From Our Garage Storage Solutions When You Have Your Garage Floor Resurfaced

Garage Interiors makes upgrading your garage easier by offering garage storage solutions in addition to our polyaspartic floor coatings. We have everything from garage shelving units and cabinet systems to garage wall shelving, workbenches, and more. Browse our garage storage systems here, and contact us today for a free quote on your garage upgrade in Southeast Wisconsin or Northern Illinois.