Whether you are an experienced DIY enthusiast or you simply like to take care of your household’s maintenance by yourself, you are probably aware that the most important thing you need to get any job done is an organized and well-equipped workshop. Unfortunately, although they lie in the foundation of every successful home-improvement project, it seems that workshops are, at the same time, the rooms that are given the least attention, and while some other parts of the house receive regular upgrades, workshops remain neglected for years. It is time to finally right this wrong and see what you can do to make your workshop shine once more.
Organize Your Workshop into Different Zones
The root of every problem lies in bad organization, so if you feel that working in your workshop is not as pleasant as it was supposed to be, it is probably the time to throw everything outside and rethink its layout from the scratch. Take as much time as you need to try different combinations, just be sure that once you are done workbench, different storage units, power tools, and other workshop elements are divided into several distinct and easily accessible zones.
Tweak the Storage Space
Of course, in order to crate this unobstructed layout you will probably have to replacerobust and clunky lockers, shelves, and workbenches with some of these alternatives:
- Ceiling storage. Very practical, and easy to make. All you will have to do is to mount few flanges on the ceiling joists, and slide in plastic bins or creates, once you are done.
- Folding workbench. A perfect way to kill two birds with one stone, this neat upgrade can serve both as a wall-mounted casket for your tools, and the workbench once unfolded and deployed on as-needed basis.
- Wall storage system. Cover your entire wall with a wooden grid you can later upgrade with shelves and tool holders according to your needs.
Take Care of the Light
Another important thing you should pay attention to while thinking out the layout is the lighting. Of course, you should try to maximize the natural light as much as possible, so make sure that your workbenches are exposed to sunlight. As for the time when the sun goes down, upgrade every corner of the workshop withbright lights with adjustable hangers that will not be too strenuous to your eyes.
Upgrade the Tools
If you own an entire workshop you are probably well-equipped with tools. Still, there comes a time when you need something like flooring clamps, wood-boring bits, and heavy duty suspenders, and you do not have any of them. Now is the time to use the added storage space you have on disposal and upgrade your tool collection with such entries. Of course, less used does not to mean lesser quality so check Irwin tools or some other quality brand.
Make Your Workshop More Pleasant to Work In
Other than the lack of convenience, the lack of pleasant work conditions is probably the other most common reason why most of DIY projects never go beyond the blueprint phase. Make sure that your stay at the workshop never becomes dull, unpleasant or boring and upgrade it with the things like air-conditioning, HiFi system and any other improvement that gets you geared up for work.