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Garages are places to park our cars and store stuff that doesn’t fit in the house or is seasonal. They’re not often used as actual living spaces. That doesn’t mean it’s okay for them to be messy disasters. What can you do if you hate the way your garage looks? Here are four things you can do to improve the appearance of your garage.

Paint the Exterior

Give your garage’s exterior a fresh paint job. Chipped, peeling, or faded paint can make it look old and uncared for. A bright new color, whether it’s white or another color, can make it look new and well-loved.

If it has siding instead of paint, consider replacing the siding. Or remove the siding and paint it instead. Whichever way you choose to go, it’s an inexpensive and quick upgrade.

Get the Door in Top Shape

Worn down or broken door springs can cause your door to malfunction, leaving you with a door that doesn’t open and close smoothly and seamlessly—or at all. If you can’t easily get your car in and out of the garage, of course you’ll hate it. Companies like Raynor Door Company can help you get it operational.

Determine if it can be fixed or if you need a new one, and whichever the result, have the work professionally done. This will lead to quickly done, yet professional and quality work. You’ll be parking inside again in no time.

Seal or Paint the Floor

If oil and other unsightly stains are driving you nuts, eliminate them and prevent future ones from forming. You can pressure wash the stains away, then apply a sealant to prevent future stains.

After sealing, you can paint the floor with an epoxy paint specially designed for garage floors to give it a beautiful, luxurious finish, or leave the sealant as the finished product.

Create Storage Space

The garage is a great place to store things, but as a catch-all, it often ends up unorganized and cluttered. You can install a variety of storage systems, from moveable shelves to cabinets, hook and hanger combos, and platforms that lower from the ceiling to store things.

You can even just invest in a variety of plastic bins that you label and organize. Implementing some kind of system will make the garage look and feel more organized and spacious, and that will make it a place you love.

We don’t entertain in the garage, which often makes it a forgotten space when it comes to organization and cleanliness. Taking the time to clean it up, organize it, and make it look and feel new again is worth it. You’ll love coming home to park in it.