Garage Accessories Salem NH
New Ipswich, NH
Little things that make a big difference
In most rooms, accessories are those little things that add style or flair. In the garage, accessories are more likely to add function and organization. But that doesn't mean they can't be stylish, too!
Perhaps the most important accessory if you use your garage for any type of work (carpentry, car repair, etc.) is proper garage lighting. A work light will supplement the overhead lighting and provide greater visibility in the work area, whether it's over a tool bench or under a car. A halogen work light is particularly bright, though compact fluorescent lighting is also a popular option. Work lights are available both as mounted fixtures and as moveable, freestanding structures (such as lamps or clip-on lights).
If you don't have an electrical outlet near your work area, an extension cord will come in handy for plugging in your work light or power tools. Extension cords come in a variety of lengths and are particularly useful for transferring power from inside the home or garage to power tools or lawn equipment being used outside. For this reason, the garage also tends to be the perfect place for extension cord storage.
The garage is the ideal location for a garden hose reel as well, since it usually houses the outdoor water connection. A reel provides a convenient storage place for your hose and allows for easy rolling and unrolling, preventing kinks and prolonging the life of your hose. Mounting the reel directly above or beside the tap also allows you to keep the hose connected at all times, saving you the time and hassle of connecting and disconnecting every time you want to water your lawn or garden.
In fact, mounting hangers and holders on garage walls is an excellent way to increase storage capacity while simultaneously saving floor space. Unlike many other rooms in the house, in which wall space is reserved mainly for decorations, the garage is primarily functional, so it's unlikely that you'll be hanging your favorite painting or portrait on its walls. That leaves a lot of prime space available. Take advantage of it with shelves, cupboards and hooks.
Wheelbarrows are one common piece of lawn equipment that most people leave parked in a corner of the garage. Some conserve space by upending the wheelbarrow and leaning it against a wall, but that doesn't get it entirely out of the way. A wheelbarrow hanger or wheelbarrow holder mounted on the wall or ceiling, however, gets the wheelbarrow off the floor and tucked away, where you won't be tripping over it in the off-season.
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Pegboard is an extremely handy way to organize a garage, particularly the area over a workbench. Pegboard hooks hold everything from hammers to screwdrivers to carpentry squares, keeping them off of the work surface but still within arm's reach. A variety of sizes meets almost any need, and peg board can even be cut to accommodate particular spaces or special design features....