5 Modern Garage Essentials

5 Modern Garage Essentials

Whether you’re building a “man cave” or just trying to outfit your garage with newer, better accessories, it’s important that you plan carefully before you go on a shopping spree. You should figure out exactly what you need in advance and go hunting with that criteria in mind. To that end, here are five essentials for the modern garage.

1. Car Lift

It’s hard to work on a car without a lift, so go ahead and splurge for a pricy model that will act as your hands when you don’t have any to spare. It’s better to spend a little more on a good brand today than endlessly replace bad brands when they break down. You can even order customized lifts for particular types of cars!

2. Toolbox

One of the must-haves of garage appliances, you can’t do anything around the home without a strong, sturdy toolbox. The good news is that they come in endless varieties depending on your needs. Buy a small and portable one for traipsing around the house; invest in a thousand-dollar double-reinforced model for serious organization.

3. Trash Compactor

You can save a lot of time and energy when you have a trash compactor in your garage instead of your kitchen. Just think of all the miscellaneous rubbish that accumulates during your average project. How convenient would it be to have a trash compactor just a few steps away?

4. Florescent Lights

Good lighting is critical to workplace success, and that includes informal workplaces full of grease and scattered screws. Think about installing light bars or LED spotlights in the areas of the garage you most frequent. You might also consider swapping out your halogen bulbs for compact florescent lights (CFLs) which provide stronger and longer-lasting illumination.

5. Workbench

The workbench is the heart of the modern garage, so don’t waste your money on something flimsy or immobile. Invest in a rolling bench made of steel or hardwood, and go ahead and treat yourself to special features like hammer hooks or inlaid compartments. You’ll be doing a lot of work at that bench, so it might as well be something worthy of your efforts.

These are just a few ways you might update your garage. If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and get some serious work done, make sure you have these accessories on hand for whatever project is next on your list.

Espana Gomez is an author of this blog. Recently she works as an interior design assistant in her town. She loves daydreaming about beautiful homes and interior decor.