Stanley Exteriors

Essentials and Splurges for Your Garage Renovation

Whether your garage desperately needs some updates to make it more functional, or if your garage needs a complete overhaul, there are a few items you must consider. At Stanley Exteriors, we are experts at garage projects of all shapes and sizes. We have compiled this list of some common essentials and more fun splurges to include in your next garage project.

Start with the Flooring

Your garage flooring needs to be functional. If your current floor is cracked or damaged, it is definitely time to smooth it out with a new floor. While you can stick with the essential cement floor, consider splurging for an even better version. Epoxy flooring not only looks great, but it is also durable, which makes it the perfect option for a busy garage.

Add Electrical

Your garage needs electrical access. Essential considerations include an overhead light and electricity for your garage door to open automatically. However, you can splurge a bit and add more electrical access for your tools in a designated workspace or for a television to convert part of your garage into an entertainment space.

Four Walls

Even the most barebones garage requires walls and while unfinished drywall is the standard choice, you can create a more polished look by finishing and painting the walls a neutral color. Don’t forget to insulate your space as well so you can be comfortable in your garage even during freezing Chicagoland winters.

Exterior Choices

Finally, your garage should look like it belongs on your property. Most homeowners achieve this by using similar or complementary siding and roofing for their garage. If your garage is not attached and you are looking to splurge, you can add windows, as well as a different color of siding, for more light and architectural interest.

Garages are not just a place to park the cars anymore. Your garage can be used for entertaining or for hobby work if your design is right. Let the team at Stanley Exteriors help you design and build your dream garage space. Call us for an estimate!

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