Many people love the idea of setting up a workshop inside their garage, and for a variety of reasons. For one, you don’t have to be a dedicated do-it-yourselfer or a professional woodworker to enjoy a garage workshop.
A workshop in the garage can serve a variety of purposes. It’s also a great place to go when things get a little too loud inside the house. Today’s blog offers tips regarding how to turn your garage into a workshop you’ll love.
Determine the floor plan.
The first thing to do when planning a workshop is to measure the floor space so you’re sure about how much room you have before separating the work area into separate sections.
Position your workbench along a wall that has a convenient electrical outlet. Be sure to leave plenty of room to comfortably move around in front of the workbench. With a smaller garage, you may want to look into buying a smaller workbench, because if it’s too big it can overwhelm the space.
You also need to decide where you want to keep your tools. Some people prefer a tool chest with wheels so it can be moved to wherever they need it. Others choose to install cabinets over the workbench for easy access to what they need.
Next, create an area for any other equipment you have, such as a jigsaw or table saw. There also needs to be space for large garbage cans, a wet/dry vac, and a wood storage rack, if you’re planning to work with wood. Make it your goal to arrange a workshop that has everything you need, including adequate breathing room.
Let there be light.
Your workshop should have plenty of light so you can work there any time of the day or night. If you install cabinets over your workbench, you can install lighting underneath them. This helps when working on repair projects that require you to see the smallest screws and springs inside an appliance.
Some people opt for battery-powered LED lights that can easily be attached to the bottom of a cabinet.
Have a seat.
Select a stool that is made of solid material and make sure to measure how high the workbench is, so it is neither too low or too high. You preferably want a stool that permits you to sit comfortably for long periods of time. Look for a stool that has an adjustable height mechanism, some padding and maybe even a backrest so you can lean back when you need to
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