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Garage looking a little shabby? Trying to upgrade it from a storage graveyard to something actually usable? Upgrades for a garage don’t have to be expensive. Each of these tips won’t cost you a fortune, but will increase how much better your garage looks from the inside and outside, and hopefully will make you and your family a little less afraid to go in.
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Install Small Heating & Cooling Systems
If you live in a place with extreme temperatures, those conditions will be exaggerated in your garage. This can be hard to bear if you spend time in your garage working. A good way to fix this is to install small heating and cooling systems. Most of the time, your garage doesn’t have a lot of surface area, so a small unit will work just fine. Even a small space heater or fan will go a long way.
Get a Security Camera
Home security systems are so commonplace these days that you can definitely buy an affordable one for your garage. Thieves tend to target garages, so it’s especially useful to have a camera in case anything gets stolen. The sight of a camera might also deter criminals from robbing your garage.
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Put in Sensor Lights
Adding motion sensor lights to the outside of your garage not only brings more light to the area at night, but can deter thieves from robbing your garage or home. The lights can also alert you to when someone is in the driveway, easily letting you know when guests are approaching. It’s especially smart to install solar-powered lights to cut down on electricity use.
Install Electrical Outlets
Putting in a few electrical outlets makes it easier to use the tools and electronics you need to work in the garage without running a cord inside the house.
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Tile Your Garage
If the floor of your garage has a ton of cracks, or is just overall not great to look at, installing tile can hide the imperfections and brighten up the space. Porcelain and graphite tiles are the most common. Another great thing about having tile in your garage is you won’t see any tire marks on them, keeping the floor of your garage looking pristine for years to come.