Modify your Work Bench with These Five Ideas

Have you ever thought about adding a work bench to your space? There are so many advantages to sprucing up your garage area. Check out these five ideas to improve your home.

Work bench with rod and vise clamp with hand wheel

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Are you looking to install a new work bench for your garage?

Installing a work bench in your garage is a great way to allow yourself a space to get to work on your many projects. Work benches are suitable for anyone from professionals to hobbyists.

Garage workspaces are incredibly versatile! You’re able to create a space of any shape or size, as well as customizing the design to fit your exact goals and needs. Adding this type of space to your garage might be just what you need.

Always consider the size, material, and structural composition of your workbench before making any final decisions. These factors will depend on the size and types of projects you plan on creating using your workspace.

Be sure to think about these factors before making any decisions.

Add some wheels!

It’s common that garages aren’t always able to accommodate the space needed for a work bench when it’s being used for other storage.

A mobile work bench

Mobile Work Bench from Colin Dennis Board on Pinterest

By adding wheels to a work bench, you are able to store your workspace and all the equipment that comes with it to the side or corner of your garage. This means that you can work in the center of your space when needed, but still store your supplies off to the side so that cars are still able to park in the garage.

It should be a top priority that your portable work bench have wheels with a locking system to project accidents that may cause injury. Besides this, the versatility of this type of bench is unmatched.

Shelving Saves Space

Consider multiple levels for your bench!

There are so many ways to create a workbench that can be exactly what you need. Think about adding more levels underneath for storage, or even a housing shelf to store smaller equipment on the tabletop area.

A multi level work bench

Mutli Level Work Bench from Colin Dennis Board on Pinterest

Shelves can be added to the top of the workspace to store small but important items such as screws, washers, bolts, and more. By organizing all of your small items you will be able to complete projects more quickly as organizing can become a hassle.

To stay even more organized, consider installing different size compartments underneath the workbench to house the larger, bulkier items that are not used very often.

Make an effort to achieve the most space possible in your workbench so that you’re able to complete all kinds of projects for years to come!

With your new customized workbench keeping all your tools and equipment organized, your family will love all the extra space they’re able to utilize within the garage area.

Spruce Up the Place

Garages that are damp and often dark are not great for completing your projects!

This fully transparent garage door is a strikingly dramatic choice to add loads of natural light to a classed-up garage.

Do you like this full-view garage door? It’s a California garage door. This fully transparent garage door is a strikingly dramatic choice to add loads of natural light to a classed-up garage.

Your workbench should be an exciting, creative place! By placing yourself in an area that is dimly lit and cluttered, you are not allowing yourself to fully embrace the creativeness that woodworking or repairs require.

Think about these changes you can make to your garage door specifically so that natural light is able to open up the space and make your working area happy and pleasant.

Work bench with a window

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Adding windows to your garage door not only increases the curb appeal of your house, but is also an easy way to add natural light to your space. This is a great way to increase the value of your home long-term and show off to the neighbors your new and improved garage door. Windows, when used in a specific way, can definitely increase the aesthetic appeal of the outside of your home.

Consider installing a garage door opener so that your work space can become an indoor and outdoor space on those days where you want to enjoy the weather while working on your new project or repair.

By making these small changes your workspace can become one of your favorite spaces in your home. Natural light and creative design features can go a long way.

Make It Your Happy Place

Think about adding insulation to your garage door if you still plan to work during the winter months. Insulation is a great way to keep your area warm and toasty without having to bundle up in your winter clothes just to get some work done in the garage.

Garage door: Vog Design, 18'x7', Black color

Do you like this look? This garage door is from Standard+ Construction (R-16 thermal resistance), Vog Design, 18' x 7', in Black color.

R-value is how we are able to measure thermal efficiency. A higher R-value, the more efficient your garage is. Adding insulation is a great way to increase the R-value of your space, therefor increasing the value. When the weather becomes too cold to work outside, garage insulation provides an extra layer of warmth so that you’re still able to work on projects and repairs all year long.

As well as keeping your space warm during the winter months, insulation is able to help keep your garage cool during the summer months. With the sun beating down on your garage, insulation is able to allow full control over the area in the garage so you can get work done all year long without having to worry about being too hot or too cold.

Fashion Is Important

Making your work bench aesthetically pleasing isn’t the only thing you can do to redesign your space. Consider installing stone veneer on the outside of your garage, which can be purchased for just $10-$20 a square foot. Stone veneer is a great way to increase the curb appeal of your home as well as increase the entire value of your home if you plan on selling it in the future. This type of addition can add create a luxurious look while not breaking the bank.

Install some additional features including a window box between your garage doors, or hanging potted plans fixtured on either side of your area. These simple additions can boost the overall level of design in your space, adding a level of sophistication that many do not achieve.

Consider refining your bland workspace to an appealing and complexly designed space so that those around you take note. Potted plants, hanging flowers, and lighting fixtures are a great and inexpensive way to add design to your garage as well as draw the eye towards the spots that you’d want people to look.

Garage Doors: Eastman E-21, 9' x 7', Desert Sand doors and Ice White overlays, 8 lite Panoramic windows

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