What You Need for a Perfect DIY Garage Workshop

When you picture a garage, do you only see a place to store your car? In addition to car storage, garages are also a popular home for DIY workshops where you can focus on tackling projects.

If you do a lot of DIY work out of your house, you know how hard it can be to work on a big project. By moving your workshop to a garage, you will have ample room for your workspace, your tools, and your projects.

When you get a garage with HWS Garages, we’ll make sure that the garage of your dreams includes room for the workspace of your dreams. Our mission is to help people people in Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Wake Forest, and Durham, NC create the perfect customized garage for their needs, and we’re eager to meet your needs next.

Putting Together Your Dream DIY Workshop

Knowing what you want in a full workshop can be tough. But taking the time to evaluate your needs can result in a workshop that meets your every need.

Plan Ahead

How are you going to use your workshop? What will you need to access? Everyone has different needs. What are yours? Knowing ahead of time will make setting things up easier in the long run. Make a list of all the materials you’ll need access to in your new workshop. Use that to plan out a layout where you can have them all within reach.

Consider Electricity

What good are powertools without power? When you’re designing your ideal workstation, don’t forget to choose where your outlets will go. Having easy access to them from your workbench can save you a lot of time when you’re working on projects.


It’s hard to work in the dark. When you design your workshop, don’t forget to plan for lighting. Ideally, you’ll want to use fluorescent or LED lights to light your space. They’re both a bright and low-cost option.

Choose the Right Toolbox

Do you have a lot of tools? Have you thought about storage options for all of them? Investing in a high-quality tool chest goes a long way toward making sure all of your tools are easily within reach and well maintained.

Flooring that Lasts

If you’re planning on doing extended work, consider getting the best flooring for your needs. Over time, concrete will get dirty and show wear. Choose an option that’s easy to clean and maintain over time. An added bonus is investing in heavy-duty mats to protect your floors from damage. These mats can help you avoid hurting your feet on a hard, concrete surface.

Don’t Forget Heating & Cooling

Having proper temperature control in your workshop can be the difference between getting a job done comfortably and wishing it was over as soon as you start. Make sure you account for working in your garage in both warm and cold months. Mounted space heaters and fans offer relief, but a window-mounted AC or combo unit can take care of both needs in one package.

Get Help from the Experts at HWS Garages

HWS Garages is committed to making sure your garage is perfect for your needs. We aren’t satisfied with your garages looks and functions until you are. To schedule a no risk, on-site consultation and estimate, contact us or call us at (919) 562-8313.