Garage Remodel Cost and Idea Guides

Cost to Remodel a Garage

Garage remodels are most often completed for extra living space, a game room or a family room. Since a garage already has a roof, walls, and foundation, it makes garage remodeling cost a more affordable option than an addition to your home. Garage remodeling will usually be one of the least expensive projects, and can also have a good return depending on what you do with it. Remodeling your garage can be a do-it-yourself project, but you should consult a professional before you decide to do the work yourself, especially if extensive electrical work is in order.

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Converting your garage into a living space will, on average, cost an estimated $5,000 – $12,000 dollars. These are only averages and if you decide to simply organize, paint and put down indoor/outdoor carpeting, you can pay as little as $1,500– $3,000 dollars. The more expensive garage remodel cost projects are usually based on rerouting plumbing and the addition of electrical boxes which can cost up to $15,000. Did you recently remodel your garage? Tell us about it.

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7 Ideas To Update Your Garage On A Budget

Sometimes you have a budget to work with, and a garage most of the time is the last priority on the list. I’m all about transformations without the high price tags. Today I thought I’d share 7 Ideas to update your garage on a budget and a look into my very own garage to give you inspiration!

1. Paint

I love how a can of paint can transform a room. Especially, A garage! Dear paint and roller brush-you are a lifesaver for boring ‘stuck in the past walls that need to be told you are beautiful again.

2. Add Garage Door Handle Hardware

Adding Hardware to your garage door is by far the easiest way to add interest to your home. It’s all in the details. You can Snag the Hardware for under 50 bucks!

3. Upgrade/Add Light Fixtures

Dare to replace your old light fixture or even add one that will be both functional and be pleasing to the eye? Go for it! You can find the one pictured below for under 40 bucks!

4. Add Trim/ 1×4 To Ceiling

Adding Trim is a great way to improve your garage’s overall look. This case is won that much more if you’ve got messy paint lines that meet the ceiling. Trim will cover those flaws right up. You could go fancy with crown molding or as simple and inexpensive as 1×4 pieces of wood.

5. Add Track Wall With Hooks

Covert Your space along with your stuff with a Track Wall. We all could use some organizing in our life. Consider having a spot for everything. You can buy the 20-piece kit with the tracks including the hooks for under $90.

6. Add Track Wall Baskets

In addition to the kit I mentioned above, Track Wall baskets are the perfect way to update and contain any clutter for a more practical garage space.

7. Add Shelving

Shelving can come in all shapes, sizes & price variations. You could go with store-bought shelves, Bracket shelves, or settle for some Diy built yourself.

Garage Remodeling Ideas

Your garage isn’t just for your car. What else is it used for? Just. About. Everything!!! Tools, paint, gear, lawn supplies, shoe drop off and so much more! The garage (not surprisingly) gets neglected when it comes to home makeovers, organizing, and improvement projects around the house…and for good reason.

What are you to do with all that clutter and how do you stretch your dollar when trying to upgrade the overall look of your garage? Function and style don’t have to be out-of-reach and out-of-budget. Get Inspired with these Garage Makeover Ideas that are (not only) budget-friendly but also will have you organizing and storing everything in its place and admiring your new garage as soon as it’s completed.

So with all that being said, here are some ways you can easily give your garage new life.

Garage Makeover Ideas: Change The Overall Look

Garage Paint Color

This idea is as simple as grabbing a paintbrush and a bold paint color for that garage wall. I love how a can of paint can transform a room. Especially, A garage! Dear paint and roller brush-you are a lifesaver for boring “stuck in the past” walls that need to be told you are beautiful again. Make note, if your garage walls have unfinished open studs, you may need to install drywall before painting.

Trim

Trim can do wonders in a garage. The finishing touches trim offers is both decorative and practical. This can be done by either crown molding and/or baseboards for your garage. The case is won that much more if you’ve got messy paint lines that meet the ceiling or the floor. Crown molding is super fancy and looks amazing but also can be out of budget for some since it’s more costly. In our situation, in order to cut some cost and make use of some 1×4 pieces of wood laying around the garage, we ended up using them as trim for the base of the ceiling. It was inexpensive, and savvy, and we liked the way it looked. We first stuck a coat of paint on them, allowed time to dry, and attached them to the ceiling with a nail gun.

Garage Door Facelift

Painting your garage door as well as installing Hardware to your garage is by far the easiest way to add an upgraded look to your garage from the exterior. It’s all in the details. You can Snag the Hardware for under 50 bucks.

Garage House Number

Another fun idea is to display your house number or address on your garage door. You can find magnetic numbers for your garage here. These are great so that no damage is done to your garage if you ever decide to remove them.

Replace or Add Fixtures

Another simple but mighty thought is to replace your old light fixtures or even add in some that will be both functional and pleasing to the eye on either the outside or inside of your garage. However, you may need an electrician for adding or replacing existing ones depending on your expertise. You can find ours pictured below for under 40 bucks.

Garage Makeover Ideas: Reorganize

In my opinion, one of the best ways to improve the complete appearance of your garage is just plainly by finding a designated spot for things. So, how to organize a messy garage you ask? Make sure to take advantage of every bit of wall and ceiling space and steal some of these creative garage organization ideas below for inspiration to get started upgrading your garage. From Parking capacity to Immaculate capacity.

This wooden storage rack features 10 slots to help you store all kinds of stuff, from your weed eater down to your shovels.

Another idea to convert your garage space and get those yard tools out of sight (and out of mind) is a Track Wall. I’m fond of this idea because we used it in our own garage. You can buy the 20-piece kit with the tracks including the hooks for under $90.

If you go with the track wall on your garage wall, like us, in addition to the kit I mentioned above, Track Wall baskets are super practical to shove all the odds and ends in to.

If you’re on a tight budget, you may also consider a peg board garage storage system.

Tool Storage

If you have tools, chances are you have a toolbox that’s probably lacking organization. I know when my hubby’s in a hurry (or I borrow a tool, oops) they get thrown back in there to never really find it again. These toolbox labels would definitely come in handy.

There are a couple of different options to choose from on the labels but the funny ones are my favorite although they might not help me find the right tool right away. If you have a Cricut or you’re any kind of crafty this would be another one to DIY.

Another yet comical way to store Driver Bits is with this Denture Driver Bit Holder. I could see this being a totally great gift, bonus points if he’s a dentist.

Storage Tubs

The list wouldn’t be complete without adding storage tubs because well, they’re second to none at “hiding junk”. Especially Holiday decor and Christmas lights which only get brought out once a year. Labeling your tubs will also help keep you organized and without searching for things, only to find your garage a mess again. Turn to your Cricut for DIY Labels.

If you’re storing it inside, and you can get this stuff out of your house and arrange it neatly in your garage then it will allow for more living space versus storage. That leads me to my next category which is shelving to stack these babies on.

Shelving

Shelving can come in all shapes, sizes & price variations. You could go with store-bought shelves, Bracket shelves, or settle for some DIY built yourself. To Maximize garage space build or place shelving in unusable corners and utilize high areas for things that are not used as often.

This Overhead Garage Storage Rack is ideal for holding the storage tubs I mentioned in that ceiling spot, making for plenty of extra room you didn’t know you had.

We hope these Garage Makeover Ideas will help you get organized and see potential in that tired-looking garage space.