Whether you reorganize, repair or completely restore your garage, it’s time to think about what you will achieve in the end. How does the perfect garage look for you? For some, it is simply enough to fit the car. For others, the garage has to be big enough to include a workshop.
Anyway, if you rebuild the garage or you organize it, you have a well-defined area and a well-established budget.
Fortunately, even a small garage, if used properly, provides an adequate space. Whether you only use it for your car or for the car and your workshop, or if you turn it into a living space, the first step is to carefully evaluate your needs. In case you convert your garage into a living space, make sure that it meets the safety regulations.
The decision of making the redevelopment and the construction works all by yourself or of hiring specialized people depends on how skilled you are, how much free time you have and the complexity of the project. The reorganization of the garage can be done by anyone – buy shelves, cabinets, and hooks and in a just one weekend you can have a brand new garage. For a more complex project, you may need the help of a plumber or electrician.
If you hire a construction company, choose one that has been recommended by someone you know. The costs and the period needed for the construction works can widely vary from one project to another. Usually, if structural changes, finishing and the conversion of the garage into a living space are involved, all these can take more than a couple of weeks.
Regardless the purpose, carefully planning each step of the project will lead you to a great result – turning your garage into a functional space.