With real estate becoming dearer by the day, one of the main concerns of householders is to find space for them to provide themselves with a workshop where they can do the odd jobs themselves so as to save on the expensive repairs or additions to the furniture, as and when required.
The garage is a convenient place to make a workshop. Depending upon the size of the garage and the spare space available a suitable garage workshop can be set up in it. Garage workshops score over basement workshops in the sense that garages are normally separated from the living areas and thus noise disturbance is minimized to a great extent. Moreover, garages have concrete floorings and are relatively easy to clean and also there will be no encumbrances due to the absence of any furniture in the garage.
There are lots of choices available while deciding on a garage workshop and each one of them requires to be attended to carefully.
Both garages and workshops are available in kits that require the least expertise in setting up. However, if you can have proper insulation, protection from extreme temperatures, and electricity wiring done by capable technicians you are bound to have a better garage workshop than you would otherwise have with do-it-yourself kits.
In case you have extra and spare space available to you in the garage after parking the car in it, you are definitely in an advantageous position. In that case, all that you would require is a set of tools, wall racks to store them in and cabinets for spares et cetera. To protect damage to your car, you simply need to have a partition between the workshop area and the area where you normally park your car in.
Sometimes, if extra space is available, it is possible to build a permanent garage workshop on the side of the garage leaving you to have full use of the garage for the car.
Before actually venturing on the project of setting up a garage workshop, it will be very prudent to decide first what you want to do in it. The way you design the garage workshop, depends more or less on what you intend to use it for. For example, in the case of light woodworking, you will need comparably lesser space than for car maintenance at home. For car maintenance, it is imperative to have enough room for the tools as well as to enable you to get under the car to let you do the repairs that you need to make.
It is simply a matter of applying some serious thought before venturing into a garage workshop project and you will find that all that it requires is nothing more than some practical judgment and common sense to make a functional garage workshop.