Modern Garage Upgrades to Increase Your Home Value

It wasn’t too long ago that garages were just a place to keep your car, work tools, and a lawnmower. Times have changed, and many people are rethinking the layout of their home, especially the garage space. Giving your garage a modern upgrade not only makes your life a little easier, but it can add value to your home if done right. Check out a few of these popular garage upgrades, like custom cabinets, storage solutions, and floor coatings. They’ll definitely help you get inspired to revitalize your garage.

Floor Coatings 

A fresh coat of paint on the walls makes any room look bigger, brighter and newer. A garage floor is similar, it just needs a different kind of coat due to all that wear and tear. That’s why most professionals suggest using top-of-the-line epoxy flooring for your garage floor. There are countless benefits to using this type of covering. For starters, it’s durable and impermeable. No matter what type of work you do in your garage, the floor will withstand spills and stains, and hold up to the roughest activities. Because of the chemical properties of epoxy coating, a simple wipe or sweep brings the floor back to life. Some epoxy garage floor coatings have a lifetime warranty, which always brings value to a home.

Besides being functional, slip proof, and easy to clean, epoxy coating has a design element that beautifies any garage floor. Colored chips within the epoxy can be custom blended to create a unique color to match an interior or complement existing cabinets or storage units. Floor coating normally comes in standard stock colors to simplify the process.

Custom Garage Cabinets 

Let’s face it, many cabinets used in garages are poorly made and don’t stand the test of time. Professional installation of custom cabinets is a wise choice because it improves your workspace and storage solutions. It may add value to your home because of the long-lasting quality, craftsmanship, and materials used.  

Store-bought shelving products that use glue and cheap fastening systems may prove to be a waste of money. It doesn’t add value to the garage because they don’t last. Using an installation professional to install precision-built shelving constructed of heavy-duty materials makes more sense. Shelving can withstand heavy loads, making storage and organizing easier.

Most installation companies offer a wide variety of colors and designs of cabinets and storage systems to help you get the right look for your garage.

Storage Solutions

When it comes to organizing a garage, everything should have its place. From the smallest screwdriver to the largest piece of equipment, everything should be easy to reach, but not in the way. Storage hooks, mesh baskets, or slatwall systems add functionality to the modern garage upgrade, so always implement good storage solutions.

A modern garage update may feel like a major home improvement, but with the right installation professional adding new flooring, custom cabinets, and storage may increase the value of your home and make your dream garage a reality. Contact our team today to transform your garage.

 

What Types of Storage is Best for Your Garage

Types of Garage Storage

One of the biggest complaints that most people have about their current home is the lack of storage that they have. It can be frustrating not to have enough room to store items away for that next project or camping trip. Here are some areas of your garage where you could be maximizing your storage potential.

Overhead Garage Storage

Airy garages with high ceilings have the advantage of all of that overhead space that’s not being utilized. Overhead storage can be a beneficial way to store away items where they won’t be in the way. Hooks, racks, and installed shelving are all options for keeping things up high. 

 

Overhead storage is perfect for putting away items that you won’t need for a while since it’s often not easy to access. Think camping gear stored during the winter months or Christmas decorations stored during the summer months. There are specialized overhead storage holders for items like bicycles and kayaks that can best help you to maximize this space when trying to store more awkward items.

Wall Storage Cabinets

The walls in your garage may be overlooked for their value as a storage space, especially in areas where there isn’t a lot of clearance. Wall racks in these areas can be beneficial for hanging up smaller items, such as brooms and mops. The wall storage rack helps keep them off of the floor and out of your way.

Pegboard systems and shelving can be great additions along garage walls to add more storage. These are great for not only adding places to put things, but helps with keeping your tools and items organized. Wall units are very customizable for the space you have available on the wall, along with what you want to store.

Off the Floor Garage Storage

Keeping things off the floor can go a long way to getting your garage organized the way you want. Cubby systems and bins are one great option for off-the-floor storage. These work nicely because the containers are stored away when not in use but can be pulled entirely out for easy access when needed. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes to store all different kinds of things.

Out of the Box Ideas

Think outside of the box when considering where you can add storage to your garage. For instance, you can use your garage door as a storage space with racks that are specially made to fit on your door for items like fishing rods. Another idea is creating a loft that fits above the garage door that doesn’t stop it from opening but uses an area that would otherwise be dead space. Not everyone has the same setup with their garage, so there may be a space you have available that could provide you with more space.

Customizing your garage is one of the best ways to maximize the amount of storage space it offers. At Carolina Custom Garages, we specialize in creating a garage space that optimizes the inside of your garage while making it look fantastic. Contact our staff today to discuss your options for customizing your garage space.

 

4 Steps to Your Custom Garage

Designing and installing custom garages is our specialty. We provide everything from custom cabinets and organization systems to high-quality garage floor coatings.

Our process is simple. Our mission is to make this project as easy as possible for you, so we will take care of all the heavy lifting.

Here’s what you can expect when hiring us to create your custom garage.

Step 1. Free Consultation

Every project is different, we understand that. We invite you to give us a call to schedule your in-home consultation so we can better understand your vision for your new garage. This helps our garage experts understand both your needs and your budget.

Our approach is custom, there is no one size that fits all. As each project is uniquely different from the other, we do not offer blanket pricing options.

Step 2. 3D CAD Design & Estimate

Once we gather all the information regarding your project request, we will then create 3D CAD designs so you can visualize what the end product will look like. Along with the visual design, we will also include the breakdown of the project costs so you will know exactly where your money is going throughout the project.

This is an important step in the process as it proves the value and quality of the work and shows how your investment will pay off.

Step 3. Schedule Installation

Once we receive approval from you on the design and project cost, we will then have our crew of supervisors set up an installation time that fits your schedule. We always provide you with exact installation dates so the project gets done quickly and on-time.

Step 4. Installation Day

This is where you can sit back and relax while our team of experienced professional installers transforms your garage into a clean, organized space. We typically complete projects within 2-3 days. Once the installation is complete, your transformed space will now be ready to show off to your friends and family.

 

If you have any questions regarding our capabilities with custom garages, reach out to our team today. We look forward to working with you.

5 Reasons to Build Your Custom Garage Cabinets off the Floor

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If you’re like most of us, keeping your garage organized and clutter-free is an uphill battle. In fact, all the tools and toys in the world won’t do you much good if you can’t find anything in that eyesore-of-a-mess!

The solution?

Let Carolina Custom Garages help you get things off the floor and organized with custom built shelving and cabinet solutions. 

Still not convinced?

Here are 5 reasons why our custom garage cabinets built off the floor is a smart choice.

Clearing the Floor

When it comes to improving your work area by organizing your garage, being able to see from one end to the other is just the tip of the iceberg.

In fact, getting the clutter straightened with custom cabinets and shelving can:

  1. Save you bruises–Tired of tripping over the same clutter every time you try to work in your garage? Getting things up off the floor, out of the way, and efficiently organized will make stubbed toes and bruised elbows things of the past. 
  2. It saves your back and knees–Wall mounted shelving not only frees up floor space, it also saves your back and knees from constantly stooping, kneeling and rooting through hard-to-organize boxes. Just think of how much easier it will be to have things you need right there at eye level for convenient, pain-free access which will not only be easier on your knees and back, but your eyes as well. 
  3. Stylish–Sure, getting all the clutter off the floor improves your garage’s appearance, although with Carolina Custom Garages it doesn’t stop there. That’s because we take pride in transforming your garage to fit your practical and aesthetic needs by offering you many cabinet styles, colors and finishes that are built to withstand the harsh treatment of the garage environment.
  4. Affordable high quality and convenient installation–When it comes to quality, you get what you pay for! That’s why even though Carolina Custom Garages isn’t the most expensive storage solution, we aren’t the cheapest either. What we do offer are premium, commercial grade garage shelving and custom cabinet solutions with quality and durability our competition simply cannot match. Add in our convenient and professional installation and overall, you get way more bang for your buck than what our competitors are able to offer.  
  5. Turns your garage into a dream garage–Your garage isn’t just a place to change the oil and store the lawn mower, it’s where you go to enjoy tinkering, getting your hands dirty and just being a guy. When you organize your shrine the way it should be with durable, 1-inch shelves and decks with all-steel connective hardware and customize-able workbench organizing solutions, your garage goes from being your shrine to being your dream castle–and one that is built to last!

Remember too that building custom cabinets off the floor allows easier cleaning and pest control, and with standard and wood grain finishes available, we bring style to any garage.

So, ready to turn that cluttered mess into your dream garage? Contact us today!