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A clean, modern feeling garage is sure to satisfy anyone. The task, however, is a daunting one, and it can make a substantial dent in one’s wallet. It’s no surprise that it may sit on your wish list for an extended period of time. If budget is your main concern, there are ways to work around that. We’ve collected a list of tips and tricks to help you renovate your garage on a budget.

1. Clear Everything Out

One of the most important things you can do is simply clear out and organize your garage—and this costs nothing! Go through everything inside your garage and create three piles: keep, give away, and donate. Once sorted, you should keep these items outside of your garage until you’ve completed the rest of your renovations.

2. Paint Your Garage Door

There’s nothing like a fresh coat of paint to make a scuffed-up garage door look brand new. Painting your garage door improves both the interior and exterior of your garage at a minimal price.

3. Epoxy Flooring

This is the latest and greatest when it comes to concrete flooring. The mixture of epoxy resin and polymine hardener create an easy to clean, stain resistant floor. Many professionals provide this service at a fair price, though it’s possible to do this service on your own.

4. Change Your Lightbulbs

Lighting is everything, and something as simple as a lightbulb can make all the difference in the look and feel of your garage. Select an energy efficient bulb in a cool tone to give your garage a more modern atmosphere.

5. Install Outlets

If you’re handy enough, and know how to do electrical work in a safe manner, consider adding extra outlets in your garage. This allows you to add extra lighting if needed, and you can utilize more of your space for tasks that require access to electricity.

6. Build Shelves

Build your own shelves for an easy and cost-efficient way to organize your garage. This will also make more floor space available. If you’re feeling extra ambitious, you can even build storage containers to utilize your garage’s overhead space.

7. Reuse Items for Storage

Items such as gas cans, shoeboxes, crates, and coffee tins can be repurposed for storage. This is both a low-cost and environmentally friendly solution. Using these in conjunction with your new shelves goes a long way in approving the appearance of your garage.

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.