Happy New Year! I know, some of you that visit our website and blog, have thought about some type of garage enhancement project, but now that we are in the New Year, the big question is what trend will stand out as the direction of the garage enhancement industry? Will it be to add storage cabinets to your garage, or simply some overhead storage racks? Maybe you just want a nice looking garage floor that is easy to clean.
Increasingly, we see more customers going for garage lighting upgrades, such as large ceiling overhead replacements or under cabinet lighting. Other clients, are looking to hide Vacuflow systems and other items they deem unsightly for their overall garage appearance. We have even helped clients create garage spaces for use as additional business office space, workout rooms, childrens play areas, etc.
OK, so the drum roll please...so then, what is it you ask is the key trend for 2013? Clearly, the growing trend is not one of the above items, rather it is all of the above. The fact is, our clients continue to focus on creating a real garage theme to meet additional needs in their household!
Let's face it, the garage is likely the single largest space in today's home. Adding to that, many homes, built in the last 30 years, lack the storage spaces of yesteryear. So, homeowners are confronted with a number of challenges, such as growing and aging families that require additional space, to new storage needs and the old garage standard of converting the piles of household "stuff" into neatly stored items that can be retrieved easily when needed.
So the 2013 trend is what we, at Garage Themes, call the full garage makeover. You have seen it called other things like Man Caves, Garage Mahals, etc. We have seen a growing client base go for all of the above when it comes to outfitting their garage. Additionally customers are looking for custom fabrication and unique items to truly customize their garage space to fit their needs. Ever considered an edge lit display case with color controller to show off your die cast metal car collection? What about a ceiling mounted motorized storage system to hide those seasonal items that you would like to disappear until the holiday season next year? How about a garage that fits your sport or hobby passion - like a ski chalet complete with beer bar, wall mural, accent lighting, etc?
Whether you need a Man Cave (or Women's Club), your garage theme will likely enhance the floor with coating systems or stains, wall treaments and fresh paint, storage systems, such as storeWALL, cabinetry and workbenches. Add some fresh overhead lighting, workbench lighting and presto, your ultimate garage theme emerges.
Whatever your garage needs and desires, be assured that 2013 is the year it will happen.
May your garage theme bring in a Happy New Year!