How To Make The Most Of Your Huge Garage

Are you one of the lucky guys that ended up with a garage so big that you don't even have enough cars to park in it? If so, from the right storage to concrete cutting, here are some ideas that will help you to make the most of the large space.

Divide The Garage Into Different Areas - By dividing your garage for specific needs, you'll be better able to plan its use.

Priority Space - Of course, the cars get first dibs on the space. If your kids are all gone and you have only one or two cars, designate the space that is allotted for them by literally marking the space with heavy duty black tape or with paint. If you have a motorcycle or any bicycles, reserve space for them, too. By marking the space, you won't be tempted to use it for another purpose. For example, if one of you goes out of town and there is a space left where the car went, the black marking will remind you that you can't set up your tools in that area.

Car Repair Space - Do you like to change your own oil, change your tires and do other car maintenance yourself? If so, have professionals (like National Concrete Cutting) come to your garage to do concrete cutting. They will literally cut a space out of the concrete foundation of the garage and you can have a car lift installed in that space. Concrete cutting is affordable and the job can be done in a short amount of time. Be sure to remove as many things from the garage as you can as the concrete cutting will create so much dust that it will take a blower to get rid of it. The concrete cutters will use cut-off machines and diamond chainsaws for the project. The equipment can be powered by a gas engine, a hydraulic power unit, an air compressor or an electric motor. Once the concrete has been cut, you will be able to install your car lift and secure it for safety purposes.

Storage Space - Use the rest of your garage for storage. Install shelves and make space for your lawn mower and other gardening equipment. Include a large chest of drawers for small hand tools, maps, compasses and other items that you don't want to keep inside the house. The garage is also a great place to keep guns and ammunition. Just be sure to secure it in a cabinet that has an excellent lock on it. 

It will be helpful for you to make a list of things that you have stored so that you'll know just where to find each item when you need it.

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