Lighting your garage: Tips for making the most of your space

Making the most of any space means being able to utilise it at all times of the day and your custom designed garage is no different. A common problem with garages being built alongside residential homes or commercial buildings is that they're often just considered a storage space for vehicles, tools and other bits and pieces. 

However, a functional garage can offer a lot more to the discerning user. Therefore, ensuring there is enough light – whether it's natural or artificial – available in the space will be a huge help for the long term application and use of your new garage. 

Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your garage's lighting. 

Install a skylight into the roof

One way to immediately brighten the space is to simply install a skylight or two in strategic spots in the roof. This will help you to naturally illuminate the garage, allowing you to work and play during the daylight hours without feeling like a hermit in a cave. 

Furthermore, because the light source is natural, you can save money on your electricity bill by not using the lights in the garage. 

Replace your current lights with fluorescents

Fluorescents are those big, long white lights that often harken back to your school days. Clinical and white, they are really good at lighting up large spaces quickly and effectively. Depending on how big your garage is and what you're using it for, these could be a cheap alternative to regular bulbs. 

Because of their relative cheapness, you can often afford to purchase a larger number as well, giving you a greater spread of light throughout the garage and making the space even more functional. 

Get in touch with the team at Shed Boss to discuss the customisable options offered by the group and begin working towards the creation of your own garage today. 

Posted in Residential Builds.