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Tips and tricks for modern and functional garage layout

Very often when planning for a house to be built or renovated, it is the woman who has final say in most of the rooms. Kitchen, living room, bedroom, bathroom … Impossible not to give your opinion on the decoration of the most frequented rooms in which it will reign … But, what then remains to be done if you are the master of the home and you no longer know where to store all your DIY, repair and gardening tools? The answer: turn to garage planning. In this article we’ll give you all the tips and ideas you need to turn that neglected corner into a tidy and functional space. It’s your turn.

What are the best alternatives for contemporary garage layout ?

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Usually, the garage turns out to be a room that only serves to house a car. But, if you’ve already been lucky enough to own an additional space, why not take advantage of its full potential? Cluttered with tools and personal belongings, the garage is not always a pleasant or practical place, especially if it is difficult to find the object you need, given the lack of organization. What if we set about transforming space to make it more functional? Here are the key points to consider in order to optimize space in the garage.

The garage renovation is done from ceiling to floor

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Walls, ceiling and floor

To begin with, it must be said that if you want to create a pleasant atmosphere, you have to pay some attention to the condition of the walls, ceiling and floor. To get the job done with minimal effort, you can simply freshen up the space with one or two coats of paint. On the other hand, if you plan to transform the garage into a DIY or auto repair shop, it is advisable to favor dark colors. Shades of beige or brown, as well as green are also popular choices..

For enthusiasts looking for more noticeable results, there are plenty of alternatives. For an industrial loft look, you can opt for a wood or brick wall covering. If you want a more contemporary look, wall panels are an excellent solution.

As far as the ceiling and the floor are concerned, there are always many variations. To establish an urban vibe, the concrete effect design is a perfect idea. For a more rustic and warm look, wood is a favorite material. The exposed wooden beams, for example, are a detail that will make an impact upon entering.

There are many possibilities for the original garage wall covering

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Space optimization

The second step in renovating the garage is to sort and classify your belongings. The easiest way would be to leave a place to park the car and create a few separate corners. Thus, we will always have DIY objects, car repair, gardening, football or fishing accessories, etc..

As more often than not storage space is limited, the best alternative is to exploit the walls. Among the functional storage solutions, you will find a wide range of wall or modular shelves, high or low storage cabinets, bike rack, hooks and many more.

Seek out practical solutions and exploit every square meter

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Transformation of the garage into a games room or living room

There are quite a few contemporary examples of a garage transformed into a living room or playroom. So, if you want to create a place of relaxation, a male haunt, you can consider using this space to adapt it to your needs. For a “man cave” for example, there is no need to undertake a complete transformation. You just need to find a corner to install a pool table or foosball table while leaving your belongings and tools, as well as the location for the car. If you are looking for ideas for the design of the renovated garage, here is our selection of models that are both modern and functional..

Transform your garage into a game room or male haunt

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Perfect example of how to organize your things well in a limited space

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Functional furniture to put everything in order

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Open storage to keep all your tools close at hand

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Aesthetic and practical design with a car location and a resting area

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This is how to take advantage of the free space in the garage

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Garage with raw accents furnished in a masculine spirit with wood and metal finishes

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Tidy DIY and gardening tool corner

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100% successful garage renovation project

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Wonderful example of how to transform a space into a friendly room

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Male kingdom with modern storage furniture

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Clean style and minimalist design in this renovated garage

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Impressive design in blue and grayish shades

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Very suitable and practical choice of furniture

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Multi-level storage

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Contemporary design with clean lines

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Ideal furniture for the makeover of the garage

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Beautiful design in gray shades with modern lighting 

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Garage transformed into a playroom with a modern design combining black, red and white

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Wall storage with hooks to organize your tools

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Modern garage equipment

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Garage renovation plan with enough free space for the car

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Contemporary style wooden storage equipment model

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Here’s how to spruce up the garage with a vibrant coat of paint

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Light paint visually enlarges the space

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If you haven’t yet decided which color to choose: green will be a hot trend in 2019

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Industrial style living room in a garage

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Play corner in this rustic garage

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Garage transformed into ultra modern bedroom

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Garage with separate corners for tool storage and play area

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Two more ideas how to transform the garage into a top bedroom

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Garage layout with rest area and functional storage equipment

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Example of excellent garage layout

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