Grand Junction, CO (PRWEB) March 13, 2006
The garage flooring and storage industry has evolved from non-existent a couple of years ago to a multi-billion dollar industry. Home owners across the United States and into Canada are finding that a clean and organized garage is the first step towards a clean an organized home.
According to the website http://www.jnkproducts.com the average 1600 square foot home can increase their usable space by over 25% Many homeowners can start by installing one or two overhead garage storage units. This is a great place to start because it makes immediate use of space that has never been used before.
The next important step is to take an inventory of everything you have in the garage. Throw out the junk and make a list of all of the items you want to keep. Next pull everything out of the garage and start maximizing the space you have.
The garage will look and feel more usable if you put down some type of garage flooring. For a short term solution you can use a garage floor coating from your local hardware store. Other long term solutions include quality garage floor epoxy systems, such as EpoArmor; garage floor mats and coverings; or even garage floor tiles. In many cases the best selection for these types of products can be found at online vendors such as http://www.aisle77.com
Now that you have installed a quality overhead storage system and hopefully a quality garage floor, the next place to look is at your walls. You could simply throw in some shelves or even build them yourself out of 2x4 and plywood. In Many cases a better solution is to have at least one area in the garage that has a PVC Slatwall system installed.
PVC Slatwall is the modern equivalent of pegboard. The key differences is that it is much stronger, easier to install and much better looking. PVC slat wall systems are available from manufacturers like Handiwall. Handiwall for example is available in three stock colors.
Once the PVC Slatwall system is in, you have many accessories to choose from. Many online vendors ,like JNK Products, have even arranged some of the accessories together in different types of garage storage kits. There are also a whole host of cabinets, shelves, hooks, bins and almost any accessory you can imagine. If the PVC slatwall system is not your thing or perhaps not in your budged you may want to check into Space Logic by Case Logic garage storage.
Now that you have your garage organized and clean, you should consider some options that will help you keep it that way. One good idea is to keep water, dirt, insects and rodents out by installing a garage door threshold. There are several versions of garage door seals on the market. You may want to Google® ‘park smart garage door seal’ or ‘storm shield garage door threshold’.
One thing is for certain. This spring will be another record setting season for the garage flooring and garage storage industry –and probably for good reason.