If you have extra space in your garage and you like to tinker and build things, you will be looking for some garage workshop ideas. If you are to turn your garage, or part of your garage into a workshop, you will need to be organized and make sure everything has a place.

If you are going to have a garage workshop where you do simple woodworking projects, you are going to need to make sure you have enough light. Install ample lighting that will make it a safe work area. One thing you can add in addition to great lights is to paint the walls white which helps reflect light and make the room it's brightest.

Any workshop needs electricity for your power tools and garages do not usually have more than a couple electrical outlets. If you are having a new house built you can have extra outlets put into your garage. If not, you may have to use extension cords to bring the outlets to you but make sure you use extension cords that are worthy of the task ahead.

Garage workshops need good air circulation especially in the summer months when it is hot. You should have fans installed or handy for those days when the garage is an uncomfortable place because of the heat. Additionally, if you are using your garage workshop to paint anything you also need to make sure there is proper ventilation.

You can install work benches and other items to make your garage workshop both comfortable and functional. Instead of a shop stool you might use an old office chair or something else that is more comfortable. Many people install flat screens in their garages now to provide some entertainment or some sort of a stereo system. Another useful garage workshop tip is to make sure you have enough space and are not working in cramped quarters. Working is a space that is too small can be dangerous.

With some thought and creativity, you can design a cool garage workshop that you will be proud to call your own.

1 comment:

Richard said...

My name is Rich and we just purchased a new house(well new to us) on ten acres and a 40x60 post frame building comes with the deal. My new shop will be in half of this building. I am excited to have a project like this to keep me busy. I have to start by cleaning out the junk left by previous owners and tear down a half built divider wall, and some sacrete poured for a make shift floor by a bench. New concrete, heated floor and new divider wall and benches, shelves, and cabinets. This project is sure to keep me busy.