5 Simple Garage Work Bench Ideas

Ready to take your garage to the next level? You will find that these five ideas for your garage workbench can be a great way to improve the space. It’s time to turn your garage into a true workspace.

Work bench with rod and vise clamp with hand wheel

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Are you thinking about installing a new work bench in the garage?

Whether you are a professional or you have a hobby that requires some space and tools, a garage work bench is a nice choice. It’s better than trying to find a space in the house or attempting to work outside—especially in bad weather.

You can buy or build just about any type of garage work bench that you might like for your space. It is possible to create a bench that works well for just about any need that you might have, including those that are custom fitted for different activities.

Naturally, you will need to think about the things you plan to do with the bench when you are coming up with ideas. You also have to think about the size of the bench you can have, the materials, and the composition of the bench when considering the best option for your garage.

Keep these things in mind when trying to winnow down your options.

A Mobile Option

Sometimes, the garage just won’t work for a full-time bench when you have it filled with cars or other equipment. Therefore, you might want to make a mobile work bench.

A mobile work bench

Mobile Work Bench from Colin Dennis Board on Pinterest

There are some nice benefits of making a mobile work bench. Of course, the first is that it can be placed anywhere in the garage, it doesn’t need to be up against the wall. It could be in the middle of the floor if you need to have the extra space. By adding wheels to the bench, it will be easy for you to wheel around to different areas, and to put it away when you are done.

Of course, the wheels must have a locking system. This ensures that it will be safe to use and that it doesn’t move around when you are trying to use it. Many will enjoy having the freedom and versatility that these types of garage work benches can provide.

A Multi-level Work Bench

Add some extra shelves.

You can put on an upper housing shelf on the top of the bench. It could be used for storage, lighting, and a host of other purposes. Having extra shelves and levels provides more possibilities for the bench.

A multi level work bench

Multi-Level Work Bench from Colin Dennis Board on Pinterest

They can be great when you have a lot of smaller items. If you have washers, screws, bolts, and other items that you need to keep organized, having them sorted on an upper shelf can make many projects easier.

Of course, the top isn’t the only option. Consider adding levels beneath the main bench. This can provide you with even more versatility and storage space. It could be a good place to store power tools, for example.

You put a lot of effort into the work bench, so it makes sense to get a lot out of the vertical space.

The added space will help with organization and can reduce the amount of clutter in the garage. Everyone will be thankful for this.

Create an Enjoyable Space

You don’t want the space where you are working to be dull and dreary.

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If you don’t have natural light, it can be difficult to work and have any sort of motivation. It can also be boring. Some natural light can liven things up and make working more enjoyable.

One of the best ways to bring in some more natural light is to make some changes to the garage door.

Work bench with a window

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It is also possible to install windows in the garage door. They will help with the lighting and the mood of the place, and there is the potential for them to add to your property value. They can do this by increasing the curb appeal of your house.

Everyone will notice a beautiful garage door. It’s a major part of the front of the home, after all. Buyers may be more inclined to buy a property if it has a nice garage door.

For those who have a garage without a garage door opener installed, it might be time to set up a garage door opener installation. This will make it easier to open and close the garage for work and to let in some fresh air.

These are some easy changes that can make a world of difference in your workspace. They are functional and fun, which can make it easier to work on any project you might have.

You Need a Comfortable Spot

When you are installing a work bench, you want to be sure it is in a comfortable location, especially during the winter. You want to stay comfortable, have enough room, and be warm. To keep the area at a nice temperature, you might want to add insulation to the garage door.

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Insulation will boost the garage door’s R-value. This value is the measurement of insulation. The higher the R-value the more thermally efficient the door is. Insulated doors can keep the temperatures in the garage nicer and can make it possible to use the work bench all year long without worrying about getting too cold.

Insulation will help in the warmer months, as well. Good insulation can keep the heat of the sun out of the garage, which means that it can be a nice cool retreat. It also means that you can work on your projects throughout the year without being uncomfortable because of the weather.

The Space Can Be Fashionable

The garage, including the garage door, can be made to match your personality. You control the aesthetics of your garage inside and outside. You might want to opt for a stone veneer on the garage, for example. This can be had for only about $10 to $20 per square foot. There are plenty of options that you might want to consider.

Consider installing other features, too. Maybe you would like a window box with some flowers in it or some ornamental lighting fixtures, for example. There are plenty of options available.

Accent lighting and bits of a natural look can help to create a unique and beautiful garage that draws attention. It could make the space as appealing to those who visit as it is to you when you are working in the garage. The additions might be simple, but they are highly effective.

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Time to Make an Investment

Contact a garage door installation and repair specialist in the area. You can request help in creating the perfect workspace by adding some windows to the garage door you already have. You might also want to have a brand-new garage door.

Bouma Bros. Sales and Services has an experienced team that works to simplify the process for you. You can get a quotation via email and the pros will get in touch with you soon.

Check out these 3 styles, as well. They could help you make your decision.

Check out all the choices. Think about the style, period, and features of your home’s exterior. Let those things help guide your decision. The experts at Bouma Bros. Sales and Services are ready to help take your vision and turn it into a reality. Your new space is closer than you might think.

You can call us at 616-452-4704.

We are excited about all the possibilities for your garage. We look forward to hearing about what you need and want from your space, so we can determine how we can best help you.

Try the Design Centre.

Have some fun with the Design Centre. This feature of our site will let you create a garage door in a matter of minutes. You can choose from many styles and then upload a photo of your house to see how it looks.

Need some more inspiration?

You will want to explore this great gallery of garage doors to find some fun ideas that you can use to redecorate, remodel, and refurbish your garage’s exterior.

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