As featured on Double Your House for Half the Money

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You may have seen Garageflex featured on the Channel 4 show Double Your House for Half the Money on 20th August.   We were absolutely delighted to be involved in the design and installation of Mr Johul’s garage makeover and of course to meet the fantastic Sarah Beeny.

We were approached by RedHouse TV to fit out Mr Johul’s garage and to make it into a clean, tidy and organised space.  All three walls were clad with our patented TekPanel and a tiled floor was laid.  We also fitted cabinets and accessories which fitted in with his lifestyle.  The owner, Mr Johal loved it, as did Sarah Beeny and you can find out more and view the episode in Sarah’s scrapbook.

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Recent before and after shots of a garage makeover – August 2014

Here are two shots of the same garage showing before and after.  The before shot shows the garage in quite a chaotic state with bits and pieces everywhere, this could be quite dangerous too if there were things on the floor to trip over.  The after shot, which is after Garageflex have been in to do their magic, shows a clean, crisp and clutter free space.  Perfect for those laundry days!

However, its not just laundry that can take place in the garage, we’ve helped some clients create home gyms, workshops, ‘man caves’ and even somewhere to store the car!

Why not order our online brochure and find out more or you can visit our photo gallery for more before and after shots.

10 Amazing Garage Design Ideas

We have been seeing some great garage design ideas out there recently and so thought a blog about the best 10 things you can do in your garage was just crying to be written!  So here goes, these are Garageflex UK’s top ideas if you want some inspiration for your garage.

1. Don’t just put in stairs, add in a slide too

If you are building a garage below your house or you already have stairs, why not incorporate a slide into the staircase too?  We thought this was a great idea and also keeps any little ones happy as well. Win win all round!

2.  Park in just the right place

Ever put your car in the garage and found the door banging into another car or the wall?  These two images show just how you can ensure you park in the right place to stop this happening.  Either you can use a parking guide which has a ramp which your front wheels hit or you could think about outlining your car parking space with a different colour of floor tiles.  Or both.

  

3.  Get rid of those ladders out the way

Though great things, ladders can be hard to store.  And this was what happened to Magician Paul Daniels who couldn’t find quite the right product for his garage.  He purchased one of our Ceiling “T” Racks and then set about creating just what he needed with a little bit of creativity.  He then posted a video about his project and we think it looks smashing!

4.  Change your garage into something else, home gym anyone?

Garageflex helped a customer change his garage from a dusty and cluttered place into a slick home gym. The team also worked around existing pipework and a boiler to ensure the client still had access should the need for servicing or repair arise.  This transformation took just 4 days.

5. Wine o’clock!  I’ll just head downstairs for a bottle

What an innovative use of space which we think would work fantastically in a garage. 

 

6.  Make things easy for yourself

If you need black bin bags or kitchen roll close to hand, then a dispenser like this could be ideal.  Whether you need it for spills or general tidying, nice to know its always there when you need it.

7.  Have a cool breeze in your garage

Ok so not particularly suited to the changeable UK weather but a great option for the summer months is this cool breeze garage door idea.  The idea is that it keeps the bugs and flys out but lets a lovely breeze in and the screen opens right the way across so it makes getting in and out of the garage easy.

8.   Create a tool wall

Perfect for keeping everything to hand and in the right place.  This is a wall completed for a client in Tonbridge Wells.  You can see that the main wall has been panelled in TekPanel where brackets and hooks can tidy the tools. Then the wall next to the door has some TekTrak fitted which is simple to put up and offers a variety of flexible storage solutions.

9.  Have a custom-made sign created

We love this personalised garage sign, perfect for the man or woman in your life.   This one has the engraving on reclaimed slate and we found it on Notonthehighstreet.com.

10.  Organise your bikes

There’s nothing worse than having lots of bikes taking up space and creating a trip hazard.  Think about how you could store them more efficiently, whether it be a wall rack or on the ceiling.

So that is our top ten design ideas for the garage.  If you like what you see, come and talk to Garageflex at www.garageflex.co.uk or phone 01491 579975.  We should point out that we don’t offer numbers 1, 5, 7 and 9 though!

Three days is all it takes – one garage’s transformation

When Garageflex received an enquiry from a gentleman in London, we didn’t realise this might be slightly different from the usual enquiry.  Although he lived in London, this was in fact for his home in the south of France, near St Tropez.

It turned out this project was for a typical but large Provencal garage that had recently been built by local builders but no detail had been placed in the finishing leaving the walls rendered with no storage, a ‘cold’ concrete floor and a roof with no insulation.  The owners were sufficiently impressed with the proposed Garageflex system which offered them the storage they wanted, an insulated and clad ceiling, a tiled floor and the ability to add more storage as their needs changed.
With the plans agreed, an installation team drove to the property and within four days had completely transformed the garage giving it  not only the storage they needed but also the cleanliness and beauty they wanted to complement the rest of their home.  Alastair Broom said “it was a challenge as we had to deal with some French suppliers which tested our language skills and also my team had never worked in France. However the owners were a real pleasure to deal with and we were all delighted with the outcome”.

See our video of the garage transformation over the course of 3 days.

 

10 Reasons Why Customers Contact Garageflex for Their Garage Makeover – Reason #10

Our final reason supplied by our customers in favour of a garage makeover from Garageflex:

#10 And of all the unlikely things, to finally make room for the car!

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Remember, with Garageflex, we can help you choose the right kind of wall or ceiling storage option as well as resin or tile flooring solution. Our fantastic range of space saving shelves, cabinets, baskets, brackets and racks are all available on our e-STORE for DIY use or, if you would prefer to have your garage designed and installed by us, then why not look at some garage makeovers to give you an idea of what we can do for you

To contact Garageflex:

Email us at info@garageflex.co.uk, visit our website at www.garageflex.co.uk, ‘like’ us on facebook, ‘follow’ us on twitter or call us on 01491 579975

10 Reasons Why Customers Contact Garageflex for Their Garage Makeover – Reason #9

Here is our penultimate reason why customers have made the decision and had a garage makeover from Garageflex:

#9 Clean it up which then reduces the amount of dust creating a safe place to store any precious items.

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Remember, with Garageflex, we can help you choose the right kind of wall or ceiling storage option as well as resin or tile flooring solution. Our fantastic range of space saving shelves, cabinets, baskets, brackets and racks are all available on our e-STORE for DIY use or, if you would prefer to have your garage designed and installed by us, then why not look at some garage makeovers to give you an idea of what we can do for you

To contact Garageflex:

Email us at info@garageflex.co.uk, visit our website at www.garageflex.co.uk, ‘like’ us on facebook, ‘follow’ us on twitter or call us on 01491 579975

10 Reasons Why Customers Contact Garageflex for Their Garage Makeover – Reason #8

An interesting reason as to why customers choose to have a garage makeover by Garageflex:

#8 Every other room has had a makeover and the garage lets the house down as it is so messy!

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Remember, with Garageflex, we can help you choose the right kind of wall or ceiling storage option as well as resin or tile flooring solution. Our fantastic range of space saving shelves, cabinets, baskets, brackets and racks are all available on our e-STORE for DIY use or, if you would prefer to have your garage designed and installed by us, then why not look at some garage makeovers to give you an idea of what we can do for you

To contact Garageflex:

Email us at info@garageflex.co.uk, visit our website at www.garageflex.co.uk, ‘like’ us on facebook, ‘follow’ us on twitter or call us on 01491 579975

10 Reasons Why Customers Contact Garageflex for Their Garage Makeover – Reason #7

With the economy as it is, many of our customers are not in a position to move but will have a Garageflex garage makeover for the following reason:

#7 Add value to their home!

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Remember, with Garageflex, we can help you choose the right kind of wall or ceiling storage option as well as resin or tile flooring solution. Our fantastic range of space saving shelves, cabinets, baskets, brackets and racks are all available on our e-STORE for DIY use or, if you would prefer to have your garage designed and installed by us, then why not look at some garage makeovers to give you an idea of what we can do for you

To contact Garageflex:

Email us at info@garageflex.co.uk, visit our website at www.garageflex.co.uk, ‘like’ us on facebook, ‘follow’ us on twitter or call us on 01491 579975

10 Reasons Why Customers Contact Garageflex for Their Garage Makeover – Reason #5

Below is one of the most common reasons why clients ask Garageflex to do a garage makeover:

#5 Space to store all the bikes, kids toys and sports equipment out of the way but easily accessible.

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Remember, with Garageflex, we can help you choose the right kind of wall or ceiling storage option as well as resin or tile flooring solution. Our fantastic range of space saving shelves, cabinets, baskets, brackets and racks are all available on our e-STORE for DIY use or, if you would prefer to have your garage designed and installed by us, then why not look at some garage makeovers to give you an idea of what we can do for you

To contact Garageflex:

Email us at info@garageflex.co.uk, visit our website at www.garageflex.co.uk, ‘like’ us on facebook, ‘follow’ us on twitter or call us on 01491 579975

10 Reasons Why Customers Contact Garageflex for Their Garage Makeover – Reason #4

With a Garageflex garage makeover, our customers have referenced the following reason for us to help them create their dream garage:

#4 Create a specialised space for DIY rather than using the kitchen table!

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Remember, with Garageflex, we can help you choose the right kind of wall or ceiling storage option as well as resin or tile flooring solution. Our fantastic range of space saving shelves, cabinets, baskets, brackets and racks are all available on our e-STORE for DIY use or, if you would prefer to have your garage designed and installed by us, then why not look at some garage makeovers to give you an idea of what we can do for you

To contact Garageflex:

Email us at info@garageflex.co.uk, visit our website at www.garageflex.co.uk, ‘like’ us on facebook, ‘follow’ us on twitter or call us on 01491 579975