While you may have a garage that serves its purpose of vehicle storage, you may feel that it lacks usefulness in other ways. The space may lack features that make it easy to work on projects. You may have a tough time weaving the work that you want to do around the parked vehicles. As a homeowner, you may also want the ability to purchase an electric car and charge it at home.
An ideal way to solve this is by hiring an electrician to improve the garage's functionality.
Add an Electric Vehicle Charging Station
The first step is installing a charging station for your future vehicle. You can put it in the garage because this is where you intend on parking the car whenever you come home. Also, it will provide maximum security by minimizing the chance of tampering to the charger and vehicle.
In a two-car garage, you will need to decide which side to install the charger on. Since you will need to have the charging cable attached to the vehicle, you may want to put it on the side where you will not spend much time because you can keep it from getting in your way while working.
Improve the Lighting All Around
Poor lighting in the garage can make it difficult to complete almost any task. Even parking your cars inside may not be easy if you do not have proper lighting over the area where you park. An ideal solution is to install motion-activated lighting so that you park the car in full illumination. This will make it easier to see any obstacles in the way or how far you should drive up to park.
Install Electrical Outlets
Another worthy project is adding electrical outlets around the entire garage. While you may have an outlet or two that you already use, you should evenly space them around the room. This will keep you from having to use extension cords or stretch an attached cord to its max distance.
If you intend on using powerful tools that are demanding on the electrical system, you will want to electrician to split the outlets up so that the power is not put on a single circuit breaker. After discussing what you plan on doing in the garage, you may even want to add more power capacity.
Hiring an electrician, like one from Sun Coast Electric & Networking Inc, to work on these projects will make your garage a lot more functional.