A work bench in the garage is always a great option. However, you might be at a loss on what you should be adding to your garage work bench to make it perfect. Let’s get started by checking out these five simple but effective ideas.
Wouldn’t it be great to install a new work bench in your garage?
Garage work benches are great for just about everyone. Whether you are a professional that does woodworking for a living, or you are a hobbyist that is just getting into DIY projects, a bench in the garage is ideal. It ensures that you don’t have to try to find a place inside the house or in the backyard to use your tools.
You will find that garage work benches can be created to just about any specification that you might have. The shape and size don’t matter, as long as it will work for you. It is possible to custom fit the benches depending on how they will be used, too.
What should you think about when making a work bench? You want to consider the types of work you will be doing with the bench for starters. You should also think about the materials that you will be using for the bench and on the bench for that matter. After all, you need to be sure the bench will work for your needs.
Understanding what you need will make it easier to ensure you are choosing the best options.
Create a Mobile Work Bench
Mobile work benches can be a good solution in many cases. Often, garages don’t have enough space for a traditional work bench when there are cars and other items in the way. Mobile benches eliminate this problem.
Here is a Mobile Work Bench from Colin Dennis Board on Pinterest
Why not add some wheels to the bench? The wheels will ensure that you can move the bench around to different parts of the garage, or even out of the garage, if necessary. You could work in the middle of the garage if you need to have more room, for example, and then move it when people have to park.
If you are adding wheels to the work bench, they need to have a locking system . You don’t want to start on a project only to have your bench start to move when you are using a power tool! Locks will ensure that it stays in the right place. These mobile workbenches are versatile and highly functional. If you want that extra freedom, consider this option.
Adding Levels to the Work Bench
Sometimes, two shelves aren’t enough.
As mentioned, you have a lot of freedom when it comes to creating a garage work bench. Instead of just having a flat surface and one or two shelves, make better use of the vertical space. You could add an upper shelf. It can hold items on the top, and it could be used as a location to install some added lighting. There are a lot of options.
Here is a nice Multi-Level Work Bench from Colin Dennis Board on Pinterest
The shelf could be a nice option for holding all of the hardware that you need to keep track of, such as nails and screws. It could also allow you to have two separate spaces for different parts of the workflow. Detailed work could take place on the higher shelf, for example. It can help to keep things organized.
There is the option to add lower levels under the central surface, too. This can provide you with more space for storage, and room for storing bulky tools.
Naturally, you will want to make sure that you make the best possible use of the space you have available. Going vertical can do it.
The added storage will help you to keep track of everything and to ensure there is no clutter all over the garage floor.
The Garage Should Be Enjoyable
No one wants to spend hours working on projects in a dim, dark, damp garage.
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Lack of natural light can make time spent on the garage work bench a drag. You should have a good time when you are working and having some extra natural light can make a world of difference regardless of the project.
You might want to make some changes to the garage door that will allow natural light to enter the space and provide some brightness in your life.
You could also opt to add some windows to the garage door that will help to add some additional natural light. It might also boost your home’s property value by increasing the curb appeal of your house.
Visitors and neighbors alike will envy the beauty of the garage door. You can be sure that potential buyers will like this, too, if you decide that you want to sell your house at some point.
Maybe you don’t have a garage door opener installed. If that’s the case, you might want to consider a garage door opener installation. This will make it easier for you to open and close the door and can provide an indoor and outdoor experience!
These are simple changes, but they can change up your garage. Natural light and great design features will make a difference in how you feel about the space and how you feel when you are in the space.
The Garage Should Be Comfortable
Garages that aren’t ready for winter weather are no fun. It can be impossible to work in them and remain comfortable when it’s too cold. However, when you opt to add some insulation to your garage door, it can make a huge difference.
Adding insulation increases the R-value of the garage door. This is the measurement for the thermal efficiency of the door. A higher value means the door is more efficient. Insulated doors help to ensure access to the work bench all year long. You won’t have to dress for a blizzard just to work in the garage.
Another benefit of insulation is during the summer months. When it is warm, good insulation keeps the heat from the sun out of the garage. This helps to ensure that the garage is a pleasant place to work throughout the year.
Keep the Garage Fashionable
The garage work bench is just one of the elements in the garage that can be a reflection of your style. The entire garage has this potential. You might want to consider a different garage door, or even a stone veneer, for example. It is an affordable option at between $10 and $20 per square foot. It can increase the property’s curb appeal and create a classy appearance with ease and without breaking the bank.
Other features can benefit the property, too. You might want to have some ornamental lighting fixtures that accent the door. You could also choose to add a window box with flowers between the garage windows.
These little touches can draw the eye and make your garage door more aesthetically pleasing. They are simple additions, but they have the potential to make a big difference and to refine the look of your home.
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Make an Investment in Your Work Bench and Your Garage
Contact garage door specialists in your area to learn more about improving your garage with a new door. You could also add windows to a door you already have for that added natural light.
Allison’s Manufacturing can provide a quotation via email if you would like, or you can get in touch on the phone.
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It is time to get in touch with an expert designer at Allison’s Manufacturing. We can provide a look at your space and help you find a solution that works for your needs, your aesthetics, and your budget.
We can’t wait to talk with you about your plans for the garage. We want to know more about what you want and need, so we can help you get started.
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