When it comes to maintaining a beautiful home, one of the last places most people think of is the garage. It’s not uncommon to visit a person’s house and marvel at the immaculate living room, dining room, and bedrooms. Yet, when you step into the garage, it’s a dark, dingy war zone filled with sports equipment, tools, and lawn care materials. If this sounds like your home, there’s no need to hang your head in shame. You’re not alone. At the same time, you don’t have to live this way. There are ways to maintain a good-looking, well-kept garage.


While it may be tempting to keep all of your beloved items, most of the things people store in their garages are unnecessary. As a result, it’s best to just throw them in the garbage or donate them. De-clutter and be intentional about what’s practical and useful. Anything that doesn’t serve a real purpose needs to go. More than likely, this will help you get rid of at least 80 percent of the items in your garage. Next, it’s time to organize. Take advantage of the wall space and install organizers. You can stack certain items along the wall and label each area and/or box based on its contents. Make a trip to Ikea or the Container Store and get to work.


A broken garage door is truly an unsightly experience. Depending on your HOA, you might get fined if the repair doesn’t happen expeditiously. When it comes to the repairs, it’s best to solicit the help of a garage door repair professional. If your door opens automatically, the electrical wiring and elements can be tricky to fix on your own. Save yourself the heartache and hire a Las Vegas garage door repair specialist to handle those intricate and complicated details.


Whether you choose to turn half of the garage into a woodworking shop, or make it an area where the kids can play ping-pong, make sure to infuse the element of design. It’s a nice idea to paint the inside of the garage. You can add a few pieces of artwork or some fun lighting as well. It doesn’t have to look standard and boring. Infuse some bright colors, add an interesting shelving system, and make it pretty enough to hang out in.

Many people approach the garage with an “out of sight, out of mind” mindset. When this happens, it’s easy for this area of the home to turn into a jungle. By following these four tips, it’ll become a lot easier for you to develop a stunning aesthetic for your entire home.