The garage is an excellent opportunity for personal expression. Nothing says more about a garage owner than the levels of functionality and organization present in a garage, which contribute to the most enjoyable and regular visits to the garage. Vehicle maintenance may not be the most fun hobby for everyone, but for those who care about their vehicles, an organization theme centered on vehicle maintenance is often the most popular.
The automobile maintenance area is not only the center of attention, but also creates a real parking issue. Even if the vehicle is not meant to be the center of attention, there’s no doubt that some large piece of equipment will take its place, which must be moved around on a regular basis. Other vehicles, such as motorcycles, may also require there own “homes” and permanent areas of work or repair.
The floor itself does require special attention, and sealed or waxed floors are the most effective display areas. The most flashy garage displays feature checkered floors, or brightly colored, sealed floors which reflect the needs and functions for daily use of the garage and its resident vehicles. Adding a series of bins and cabinets, matching the floor, will take a garage from storage area to show-room in no time.
Cabinets and shelves need not be purchased at a premium, as they can easily be built out of cheaper materials. Still, there’s no replacement for bins and cabinets which match, allowing tools to be placed according to function, rather than stuffing them into the nook of least harm. Often, the placement of tools and work areas does more for the look and feel of a garage than any cool garage ideas.