Home Tile flooring The best equipment to make your garage the ultimate workshop

The best equipment to make your garage the ultimate workshop


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The home garage, for those lucky enough to have one, can be the home mechanic’s sanctuary – and provide valuable space for a dedicated handyman. The importance of having the right tools at the right time cannot be overstated…but what about the garage itself? After all, the space you do all your work in could also use some equipment love.

Sure, the tools are the main protagonist, but there are a handful of set pieces that any garage needs to perform to its maximum potential (and, of course, give you a place to keep your beer). Here are a few items every garage needs to make it the productivity cave you’ve always wanted it to be.

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Seal-Krete Epoxy-Seal Low VOC Concrete & Garage Floor Paint

Putting an epoxy sealant on your garage floor should be your first step. Not only will this help protect the concrete from wear and tear, but it will make cleaning up oil spills and other liquids exponentially easier.

GarageTrac Diamond, Durable Copolymer Slip-Resistant Modular Garage Floor Tile (12-Pack), White

Interlocking floor tiles go one step further in protecting your garage floor and making cleanups easier. The diamond pattern added to these tiles adds crucial grip – and classic style – too.

Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro – Smart Wired Outdoor Security Camera with Dual LED Floodlights

What’s the best way to deter thieves from entering your garage? How about bright LED floodlights and HD video camera and 3D motion detection. Not to mention that you can watch and talk to them in real time.

Sonos Roam Portable Smart Speaker

You may feel a little lonely when training in the garage. Catch up on the podcasts, kick back with some NPR or, heck, blast some Oasis – we’re not here to judge – with this great portable speaker option.

Chamberlain B4643T Smart Built in Camera-myQ Smartphone Controled-Ultra Quiet, Loud Drive Belt, Garage Door Opener Blue

Stop smiling and wearing your squeaky old garage door opener. Technology has improved. And a replacement doesn’t have to cost a fortune. This Chamberlin unit features a built-in wide-angle camera, quiet DC motor, and smartphone integration to open or close your door remotely.

Netgear Orbi Whole Home Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System

Having trouble with your Wi-Fi signal in the garage (or anywhere in your home)? Orbi’s system sets up in minutes, will dramatically expand your coverage area, can work with signals up to 2Gbps, and can accommodate up to 40 devices.

Dewalt DXV10P 10 Gallon Polyethylene Quiet Dry Vacuum

There are few garage items more essential than a wet/dry vacuum. With its 10 gallon capacity and 5.5 horsepower motor, this Dewalt unit will prepare you for any liquid mess and make you an absolute hero when the rain hits and water seeps into the basement.

Husky Extra Deep 46 in. 9 Drawer Mobile Workbench

No garage is complete without a tool box. This nine-drawer example from Husky is durable and offers a ton of storage. It has an integrated power strip with sockets and USB ports and the wooden top can be used as a work surface.

Fleximounts Overhead Garage Storage Rack

Running out of space? Try to leverage some of your vertical real estate. These heavy-duty storage racks can hold up to 300 pounds of equipment and work with ceilings up to 12 feet.

Single retro 21.6 in. 9 cu. Bottom-mount refrigerator

Installing a refrigerator in your garage seems like a luxury, but when you’re covered in oil, grease, and sawdust, the last thing you want to do is track that mess through your house. Outraged… Beer.

Lithonia Lighting 40K SGLL 24 80CRI 4000K PIR M4 Adjustable Indoor LED Garage Light with Built-in Motion Sensor, 5000 Lumens, 120 Volts, 80 Watts, Wet List, Silver

Lighting is crucial in any workspace; it is important that you can see what you are doing and see it well. 5000 lumens of this Lithonia Lighting LED light will absolutely do the job.

New Age Products Pro Series 6 Piece Garage Storage System

Having a tool chest is one thing, but proper storage, and more specifically, wall cabinets, is another necessity. New Age Garage Storage offers different sizes as well as modular units that keep all the extra clutter in your garage neat, organized and out of the way.

Triumph NT9FP 9,000 lb Auto Two Post Lift

An auto lift is more for home mechanics, but having one makes working on a car so much easier. Imagine a world where you don’t have to crawl under your car to tighten a bolt at an awkward angle? Sounds like garage heaven. And this lift will support anything smaller than a Hummer EV SUT.

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