You finally have a new garage or its time to replace your worn-out garage door, you now need to make the big decision of what material door you want. There are several different options to choose from but you’ve fallen in love with wooden garage doors.
Is wood a good material for garage doors?
In short answer yes! Wooden doors are beautiful and authentic, many choose this option to keep their garage looking great amongst their home design. They are hard-wearing but don’t last as long as other material options and they do need frequent upkeep to ensure they remain aesthetically pleasing.
Wooden doors although stunning carry a hefty price tag, if the cost is a factor you may want to consider wooden composite doors. These will give you the look you long for without the price tag.
Over time some garages can become very cluttered and disorganised. Many people tend to think out of site out of mind but at some point, you will need to tackle and organise your garage. This can seem a daunting task but shouldn’t be. Garages tend to be a space which can be completely full of storage solutions.
– Vertical shelving is a must. With so much wall space it is a great storage solution idea to use lots of shelving where possible. If you cannot hang shelves you can purchase metal shelving.
– Track systems for awkward shape items such as garden tools & ladders is an easy solution to store them all.
– Hooks come in all different sizes which means you can hang most things on the wall creating more floor space.
– A work station – this can optimise space and keep all of your tools in one area. You can buy tool boxes, trays etc. You can also add labels to ensure everything is kept in order.
Garages tend to be a space that is prone to spills, debris and heavy wear and tear due to vehicles coming in and out. Choosing the right flooring to sustain its aesthetic and be up to the job for its purpose can be tricky. There are several different options;
Vinyl tiles – these require adhesive to lay and although look great they are prone to allowing leaks and debris through the gaps. It is best to ensure these are laid correctly to sustain durability.
Regular tiles – these are hardwearing and tend to have a long-life span making them a perfect option. But they can easily be chipped or damaged if you were to drop heavy equipment – so always buy an extra pack as spares.
Polished Concrete – Most choose this option as it is inexpensive and highly resistant. You can use specialist paint to bring some colour in to your garage.