The garage makes a great space for a workshop. Whether you enjoy working on hobby projects in your downtime or have a full-sized side job occurring in your garage, the space works well. Most likely you already have all the essentials for your workshop to be functional; solid electrical, insulated walls, sufficient lighting, and treated flooring. To take your shop to the next level, try some of these suggested upgrades.
Not all toolboxes are created equal. While you can purchase a basic toolbox at your local big box or home improvement store, there are toolboxes out there that are much more feature-rich and functional. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a toolbox that feels like it was designed by someone who actually works? As you work on upgrading your workshop, check out some high-quality offerings like extreme tools toolboxes.
Whether you are doing automotive work, woodworking, sewing or arts, and crafts, a vacuum is an essential piece of equipment. It gives you a quick way to clean up dirt and debris, sawdust, thread or fabric fragments. Many workshops are equipped with a wet/dry shop vacuum. To take it to the next level, though, consider making your vacuum usable for your whole shop. With some ingenuity and inexpensive components, you can mount your vacuum to the wall. Through the use of PVC pipes and connectors, you can extend vacuuming power across your shop.
Depending on how you’re using your workshop, there’s a good chance you’re going to find your hands full when you need to write something down. Alternatively, your hands might be greasy or dirty when you need to make a call. Consider investing in an automated assistant like an Amazon Echo or Google Assistant. These devices are always on and listening. If you need to set a reminder, make a phone call or set a timer, they can help you out. You won’t even have to stop what you’re doing.
Stainless Steel Workbench
If you’ve been keeping busy in your workshop, chances are good that you already have a workbench. A nice upgrade you can make to your bench, though, is by adding a stainless-steel surface. Wood workbenches are prone to stains and damage. A stainless-steel surface is easy to clean up and is highly resistant to dents and dings.
Whether you’re a hobbyist or are running a business, you want to get the most out of your workshop. Try one or all of these suggestions to bring your workshop to the next level.