Thursday, December 14, 2017 08:50 AM

MIKE CROXALL: DREAM UP A MORE FUNCTIONAL, APPEALING GARAGE

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - by Mike Croxall, president, Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga

When you think about the spaces in your home where you most enjoy spending your time, the garage is probably not at the top of the list. Here are some ways to make it a more functional dare we say attractive space.

Wall, Freestanding and Overhead Storage

There are several types of sturdy, free-standing shelving units and hanging fixtures available. But pay close attention to the weight limit for each shelf and measure your space carefully to make an informed decision before you buy. Whenever possible, affix the shelves to the studs within the walls so that they do not tip and cause injury.

Then, look up. Do you have space above where you or a professional can install shelving overhead? That might be a great place for larger items, especially if those items are used infrequently.

Tabletop and Cabinet Work Space

Consider installing cabinetry and countertops that youd normally see in a kitchen or craft room. Youll first want to ensure the durability and features meet the demands of your tools or hobby projects. Also, bear in mind that the moisture and temperature conditions of your garage ...

News source: The Chattanoogan.com

See also: HBAGC