Portland Garage Organization

by Marcus Pickett

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You can make yourself sick looking at the piles of clutter that have accumulated in your garage. You may have even lost the ability to park your car in the garage. Everybody intends to clean out their garage and some take the project on each spring, but being able to keep your garage consistently organized and usable al year round will invariably increase the enjoyment of your home. If you are looking to reduce clutter and increase function (or even property value) in or around Portland, garage organization can help—and HomeAdvisor can help you find the right local contractor to complete the transformation.

Portland Garage Organization
The first step in organizing a garage is to put every item into one of three piles: keep, donate, junk. Once you take care of each pile, you need to find a way to make sure your garage stays clutter-free. Without some help, you may find your garage has completely reverted to its former disaster-area status in just a few months. Because it lacks the bells and whistles of a kitchen remodel, many homeowners mistakenly believe that you don't have a lot of options for your garage organization. This simply isn't true. From retail store plastic bins to customized built-in cabinets and everything in between, you'll be able to design a garage organization system that makes sense for your garage and your budget. Whether you need a place to store work tools, bicycles, or sports equipment, you can install garage organization units tailored to any size and type of storage needs.

Portland Garage Conversions
Whether you are looking for a poker room, home gym, workspace, or home office, a garage is often a very easy space to remodel in Portland. Garage conversions are able to handle tasks that other areas of the house simply can't. There is a reason why so many bands practice in garages and why so many hobbyists end up honing their skills there: seclusion. You can't run a table saw in the living room and most kitchens are far too busy to develop your own photographs; garages, on the other hand are a perfect spot for these activities.

Garage remodels vary greatly depending on the climate where they are located. It is understandable, then, that Portland garage conversions are first and foremost focused on insulation, heating, and waterproofing. Plumbing, a new garage door, and/or electrical wiring may also be beneficial. Drywall, paint, or other cosmetic installations can be wise selections, depending on your intended use, and don't underestimate the effect of improved lighting, either. While there is thankfully plenty of room to breathe in Portland, garage conversions can give your property that little extra space to house visitors, give teens a safe place to hang out, or even pull in a little extra money each month by renting it out. No matter what you do with your garage space, you'll find it much more fulfilling to keep this area free of clutter once it has a designated function.

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Portland Garage Flooring
Another way to give yourself incentive in keeping your garage organized is to create a beautiful garage floor. This doesn't mean tearing out your old concrete. In fact, the best idea is usually to keep your current Portland garage flooring, but make it look better. Concrete staining is a revolution in the concrete and flooring industries. This staining process will create a stunning, clean, and permanent look that can imitate any number of surfaces including stone, leather, or wood. A more high-end option is flooring tile specifically engineered to withstand the abuses common to garage flooring. Again, by creating a decorative accent out of your garage flooring, you're much more likely to keep the area clear so you can show off your new floor to guests and neighbors.

Cost of Portland Garage Organization Systems
Here is a list of average projects costs for a number of different Portland garage projects. Keep in mind, these numbers are only averages, and specific costs can fluctuate greatly depending on the size and scope of your garage renovations. Matching your needs and your budget and knowing all of your options and their relative advantages will help you make the best decisions possible for your garage, your home, and your household.

Garage Conversion: $10,500
Garage Organizers: $1,250
Garage Door Installation: $1,100
Garage Insulation: $1,500
Concrete Floor Coating: $1,100

Marcus Pickett is a professional freelance writer for the home remodeling industry. He has published more than 600 articles on both regional and national topics within the home improvement industry.