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6 Tips to Add More Light to Your Garage

You might think a garage is just a place to store your car, but with the right lighting, it can be much more. A well-lit garage will allow you to see everything more clearly and make it easy to find what you need without straining your eyes. You may also be surprised at how much brighter a well-lit garage will make you feel. Lighting will make the whole area seem more welcoming and inviting.

Put Spotlights over the Shelves

If you have shelves in the garage, installing spotlights will illuminate the area so you can see what's there.

Another option is to use battery-powered under-cabinet lights with motion sensors. Once installed and turned on, whenever you walk underneath them, they'll automatically turn on for a minute or two. If you install them next to the electric outlets you're using for your power tools, they won't detect your movement.

Repaint Your Garage

Repainting your garage will help reflect light and brighten up the space. You can also paint the ceiling a lighter color, making it easier to see from above when you're working on something on a shelf or hanging something from the ceiling. The next step would be painting your floor a lighter color as well, but this isn't necessary if you don't want to. Painting both walls and ceilings will help bounce light around so that everything gets evenly lit!

Install Windows

Windows are a great way to bring in more light. They can be installed at the top of your garage door and at the bottom. This allows you to maximize light from both sides of your garage. You can have one or two windows installed on each side of your garage door, depending on what is best for you.

Install a Skylight

Skylights are a great way to add light to your garage. They can be used as an independent source of light in the garage or supplement your existing lighting system by providing extra illumination when needed. If you need help installing them, you may want to contact a contractor who understands how skylights work and can recommend the best ways for you to install one in your garage.

Install Overhead Lights

If you want to add more light to your garage, overhead lights offer one of the best ways to do it. Overhead lights help with:

  • Safety. You'll be able to see what's in front of you and avoid tripping over anything on the floor.
  • Organization. Overhead lights help provide better visibility throughout the space, making it easier to find what you need when working on projects or storing items in your garage.
  • Security and energy efficiency. Overhead lights can make your garage look nicer than just having a hanging bulb overhead. They also provide beneficial security features like motion sensors that automatically turn on when someone walks into the room (or at night). They also use less electricity than hanging bulbs.

Replace Your Garage Door

If you want to add more light to your garage, consider replacing your existing garage door with one that has windows. A garage door with windows will let in natural daylight and make the space feel more like a room instead of just an entryway for storage. You can also choose how many windows you want on your new garage door—you may only need two or three small ones if you don't want the look of a windowed-out garage.

If necessary, opt for a custom-made one tailored specifically to fit over existing fittings without much effort.

Work with Professionals

If you are looking for a new garage door, contact us at Overhead Door Knoxville. The garage doors we manufacture and install are durable, long-lasting, energy-efficient, easy to use, and come in various designs and colors.

Contact us or call us today at (865) 573-1950 for more information on what we can do for you.