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

Image13One 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 LED 

LED (Light Emitting Diodes) lights use about 85% less energy than halogen or incandescent lights.

Although LEDs have a higher initial cost than incandescent and compact fluorescent light bulbs, the cost is quickly recouped over time in lower electricity costs.

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

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