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Accessories that your garage absolutely needs

Although garages were traditionally built to house the owner’s car, it is far more likely to find garages being used as storage spaces, additional living spaces, or even as a home gym or office space. Let’s look at five accessories that your garage absolutely needs.

Shelving

The best way to maximise the space in your garage is to invest in some garage shelving. Having a garage filled with loads of stuff that has nowhere else to go ends up making it a home for junk and makes finding what you need an impossible task. Putting up some shelving or buying a freestanding unit can help you to get organised, while using the wall space in your garage can create a large amount of extra storage space.

Mat


Just as you wouldn’t want your home to be covered in mud and dirt from outside, you shouldn’t want it to get in the garage. Placing a mat at the entrance will encourage you to wipe your shoes and keep any dirt from getting in the garage and being transferring indoors.

Steel door

If you want to invest in a new door for your garage, consider a steel one. Steel is much stronger and longer lasting than aluminium and offers much better insulation.

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Toolbox

No garage is complete without a toolbox, with how into DIY you are determining the size. If you like to take your tools with you when fixing things, get a lightweight portable one; alternatively, if you have a large collection of tools that you select from depending on the job, a heavy-duty large and spacious one would better suit your needs. Putting up some shelving or buying a freestanding unit can help you to get organised, while using the wall space in your garage can create a large amount of extra storage space.

For screws, nails and small tool kit accessories, consider getting some lin bins. Lin bins are small hanging plastic containers that are perfect for sorting out your screws from your nuts and bolts and seeing what you have at a glance.

Workbench

No garage is complete without this essential piece of equipment. Workbenches, which are available in different sizes and with different functions, are a necessity for any kind of repairing, building or hobby. If you get a lightweight one, moving it around the garage or into the garden is easy.

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