Garages are the best place for home improvement projects, DIY tasks, and the perfect place to store tools and miscellaneous items. So to achieve ultimate organization, building your dream workshop in your garage is not only fun but essential. In efforts to help you create the workspace of your dreams, the professionals here at Zenith came up with the top tips to help get you started.

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Your Workbench

Your workbench is the heart and soul of your garage workshop. You will want to consider the kinds of projects you want to work on and get a workbench that fits your needs. You can either buy or build your own- depending on how creative you want to get with it. Do you want drawers, shelves or saw stands? Get creative!

The surface of your workbench should be sturdy enough to handle excessive wear and tear and the base stable enough to avoid being knocked over- safety is crucial!

Tools for your workshop- Denver


It’s obvious you will need tools for your garage workshop and similar to your workbench, your tools should be tailored to the types of projects you want to take on. Start with a base collection of quality tools and build up from there.

Base tools include:

  • Hammer
  • Tape measure
  • Screwdrivers
  • Utility knife
  • Pliers and cutters
  • Saw
  • Drill
  • Wrenches, ratchets, sockets

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Being able to find things will save you a lot of time and headache. The last thing you want to worry about while working on a project in the garage is where your hammer and nails are hiding. Come up with an organizational system that works for you. Tools that you use more frequently should be easily reachable.

Garage safety- Zenith- Denver


Safety is one of the most important factors when working on projects in your garage workshop. Safety and organization go hand in hand. If you know where everything is and don’t leave it laying around, it helps eliminate safety hazards.

One thing to consider when taking safety into account is the floors. Having the appropriate flooring in the garage such as laying rubber tiles or using an epoxy covering helps keep the floor as slip resistant as possible.

Garage lighting- Zenith Denver


If you plan to work in the garage, you need adequate light. Not only does it help you see what you’re doing, but it helps protect against injury and assures you get the job done right the first time. Trying to cut things accurately is difficult if you don’t have bright lights guiding your moves throughout the process.

While choosing the proper lights, pay attention to the lumens the bulbs have instead of watts. Lumens measure the brightness of the light bulb.


The workshop won’t work unless you have plenty of easily accessible electrical outlets that are able to withstand the amount of electricity you will be using. Having the outlets close to your workspace is essential.

Extension cords create tripping hazards so keep them to a minimum. If your electrical skills are not up to par, please call in a professional to install them.

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Garage HVAC

Chances are you will be working in your workshop during all four seasons of the year, so it’s imperative to have proper heating, cooling, and ventilation of the space. Not only do you want to stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer, but you also don’t want to be sniffing up toxic fumes from the chemicals you may be using.

We mentioned above that having the appropriate flooring in your garage is essential to keeping your workplace safe, so that is a great place to start! Before the workbench goes in, Zenith will come out and install the perfect garage floor for your workshop.

Your dream garage workshop doesn’t have to be a dream any longer! Give Zenith a call for an estimate on your floor today!