Are you thinking about buying a new electric car? If yes, what do you have in mind? Do you think maintaining it would be easy?
I’m not sure if you’re aware of it, but your electric car is pretty different than the traditional gasoline cars. It requires special maintenance and, of course, a little preparation beforehand.
Don’t be scared! It isn’t anything to worry about. All you need to do is prepare your garage for your new Tesla. Of course, a special car requires a few extraordinary measures.
If you’ve made up your mind and finally decided to invest in your first electric vehicle, it is going to be quite exciting to prepare for your new ride and enjoy the benefits that it brings along.
As you prepare to keep the car at your place, first and foremost, you need to consider getting your garage ready for it.
Alright. So the question is, how can you remodel your garage while staying within the budget? If you have any similar thoughts, here’s how you can repair the garage to ensure it accommodates your new electric car and is functional.
Declutter the Space
First and foremost, you must start by decluttering the space. Before you paint those boring walls or add a new floor in your garage, it would be great if you remove any clutter that is present to ensure that you have the space to keep your new electric car.
Also, it needs to be spacious enough to get in and out of your car easily. I’m confident that it won’t be possible if you have things lying around.
Another reason why decluttering is important as it will bring your mental peace. What’s the point of buying an electric car and coming back home to the same old messed up view? You’re only going to get frustrated. Therefore, clearing up space is of utmost importance.
Getting started with organizing your garage can be quite a daunting process, especially if you don’t have an idea or system to follow. Let me make it all a bit easier for you.
Start by tossing anything that hasn’t been used in the last year and make piles of items that you don’t need anymore. On a side note, you can donate or sell those things later.
After that, please measure the overhead space you have and install storage racks and floating shelves. They can be pretty useful for additional things that are periodically used and can be kept off of the floor.
In case of any large-sized items that are regularly used and cannot be thrown out or kept away, you may need to get extra storage cases.
Rewire the Electricity
As I shared with you in one of my other posts that it’s exceptionally important to install a charging station in your garage if you’re looking to keep an electric car at a reasonable cost.
When talking about installing a charging station, the first thing that you need to do is rewire the electricity in your garage.
The circuit that you install must be capable of 50Amps and use 80% of the circuit capacity. All you need to do is hire a professional to install a NEMA 14-50 socket in the wall where you can juice up your electric vehicle.
Please make sure to hire an expert for the wiring work. It is one thing that can significantly affect how your electric car performs. How? Would it work if not charged properly? Make sense, eh?
Install a Few Shelves
I’ve seen many interior designers using the space vertically when they’re short of it, and that is what you need to do. Garages are mostly not very maintained, and they’re not too spacious.
Make sure to use the vertical space available in your garage to free extra room on the floor. Installing the shelves will allow you to keep your tools and holiday decor organized while staying within the range so that they’re easy to access.
To make everything more organized, you can label each item or create different sections on the shelves and label them. It will help you know where everything needs to be returned after use.
If you want to take it a little on the classier side, check out the BIXIRAO 4-Tier Wall Mounted Iron Floating Shelf. It’s rustic and a perfect fit for an amazing industrial style garage.
Add a New Flooring Material
Now that we’re done with the basics, let’s move towards making some prominent changes to your garage. The easiest way to spruce up your space to showcase your new extravagant electric car is installing a new flooring material.
Instead of having your electric vehicle stand on that old concrete floor, you should opt for vinyl plank flooring, plastic tiles, or rubber tiles. Trust me, they look so much better than concrete, and anyone would feel the difference instantly.
It’s one way you can create a finished garage that looks beautiful and luxe. Oh, and it would enhance the appeal of your electric vehicle too. Isn’t it what you want?
As a piece of additional advice, I’d say you can also paint the walls of your garage. In case you think that’s too expensive and you’re on a budget, you can use wallpapers instead.
Wallpapers are relatively cheap as compared to those textured wall paints that are quite popular these days.
I know it may appear to you as a hassle, but remodeling your garage is essential if it’s old and not built to accommodate an electric vehicle. With the right improvements, you can conveniently create a garage that you feel proud to show off every day.
Rest assured, following these tips; you can create an appropriate space for your newest baby while staying under a budget. I wish you good luck, my pals!