Most garages are poorly-lit making it difficult to find what you need, but that doesn’t have to be the case when there are so many options out there to choose from. This is particularly of note if you want to upgrade your garage in line with the rest of your beautifully designed home.
Here at Garageflex we wanted to put a spotlight (see what we did there) on garage lighting and show the different types available, how we incorporate lighting into your overall garage design and how it can impact the mood of the space.
Customising your garage design with lighting is an easy way to stamp your personality on the space and the type of lighting you choose depends on your preference, budget and the overall feel that you are trying to create. If you want the wow factor, then a large hexagonal design delivers in spades or if you want more of an understated option recessed or downlighting might be the way to go. The choice is yours.
Here are just some of the options that can be seamlessly incorporated into your bespoke garage design by our team of experts.
Our team of expert designers can easily add lighting into your garage ceiling, just speak with them at the design phase to have this service incorporated into the plans. Our seamless approach to designing and installing your garage means that we can work with your current electrician or we can bring in one of our recommended professionals to work on your project.
If you would like us to work with your preferred electrician please let us know. We can discuss the project with them and confirm when the first and second fix will need to be completed to coincide with the rest of your installation.
Or we have our sister company Instaspark who specialise in domestic electrical work and who can work with our garage team to bring you a complete service.
Bright lights are known to get you active and give you a sense of energy where as softer lights bring a calmer atmosphere. Warm lighting creates a comforting feel where as harsher white lights make it feel more clinical. So again it really depends on what you want to use the space for and the feel that you are trying to achieve. Any of these options can be implemented into your garage design by understanding your needs and working alongside electricians to attain the right feel for you.
We hope this has provided some insight and clarity over lighting in your garage, we would be happy to answer any questions and talk through your requirements so you can achieve the best result for your home. Do get in touch on 01491 579975 or email us at email@example.com.
When it comes to storing bikes it’s all about space. Whether you have a large double, a small single or even no garage at all, we all want to make efficient use of the space we have. And our new blog looks at why you need to store your bikes on the garage wall and NOT just leaning up against the wall.
Here’s our top five reasons why you should invest in a new cycling storage solution:
1. Storing bikes on the garage wall takes up much less space than having them stacked up on the floor
2. You can get to each bike individually, whether that’s to get it out for a ride or just for servicing purposes
3. It prevents scratches and damage as the bikes are safely out of the way
4. Use the extra floor space for gym equipment, a bike workshop, storage racking or even a games room
5. Displaying bikes on the wall also creates a fantastic focal point
In our gallery below, we share some of the ways we have helped our customers to store their bikes on the wall and make the most of their valuable garage space. If you are interested in seeing how we can help you, fill in our form or call us on 01491 579975. If you prefer more of a DIY storage option, many of our bike storage solutions can be purchased direct from our e-store.
Installing a resin floor in your garage looks amazing and we want to help you keep it that way. With this in mind, we asked our Flooring Consultant for his top tips and recommendations for maximising the life and performance of your resin floor.
It is recommended that you regularly clean your garage resin floor by sweeping and removing all loose debris. Once clear, you can use a synethetic mop and fresh water to clean the entire surface of the floor.
If you wish to perform a deeper clean then sweeping to remove debris is still your first step. Next, use your synthetic mop with a diluted cleaning agent to clean the floor before washing again with clean water and drying with a soft cloth.
Try removing light scratches by lightly abrading the area with a fine CIF cream cleaner mixed with water to a fine paste mix. Please make sure to always wash the area immediately after treatment with clean water and dry with a soft cloth.
For deeper scratches or more severe damage please contact us.
Please do not use
We do not recommend using the following on your garage resin floor:
– Solvent based cleaning agents
– Cleaning agents containing alcohol
– Abrasive, impregnated brushes
Always check with our technical team if you have any concerns by contacting us here.