When it comes to having a steel structure – mainly a garage or workshop – there are quite a few add-ons and features that can make it the perfect garage of your dreams. There are many customization options that you can benefit from in order to build a garage that fits in perfectly with your needs. It will be important to think about exactly what you want out of your building so you can choose the right add-ons and features to make everything possible. Here are just a few of the things you can include or add to your structure later on to make it perfect.
You certainly won’t want your garage to be dark and dingy, so consider adding a few windows around the structure to let some natural light in. From large side windows to skylights, there are a few ways you can strive to let more natural light into your space. Depending on the kind of work you do in your garage workshop, having the extra light can do wonders to make your work easier for you.
It might seem normal to just leave a regular concrete floor in your steel structure, but there is a lot to be said for ramping it up a little bit stylistically while still being durable. Try adding an epoxy coating to the floor of your garage floor so you can have flooring that looks great but can still stand up to all the regular use and wear & tear.
Chances are that it gets pretty messy in your garage once you start working. From grease, dirt and grime to other kinds of residue, having a sink in the garage allows you a chance to wash it all off before heading back into your home. Even if your garage is on your personal property and your home may be close by, it’s always better to leave the mess in the garage where it belongs.
Clutter can mount up quickly in your garage, but having the right custom storage can help cut down on that and keep everything organized and in the right spot. Built-in shelving, cabinets, hooks and mounted workspace can take your garage from a plain open space to a super organized garage. Close by, you can also install a workbench so you can make use of the space inside the garage by making it functional and accessible with electrical outlets for all your tools.
If you’re adding all these customization features to your garage, of course you’ll want to protect it! Arm your garage with a security system that will allow you to keep your tools, equipment and stored items safe from tampering and theft.
Cooling & Heating
Since your garage will be outside, it will be directly affected by the outside elements and the weather. Great insulation is a good place to start with your steel building and keeping a regulated temperature inside, but installing an HVAC system might be another great addition to the space. The good thing about steel buildings is that it’s one of the most energy efficient materials on the market, so it will assist in keeping your utility bills down on a monthly basis.
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