Garage Remodel Tips

Convert your drafty, dingy, spider-infested garage into a bright, comfortable work space

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Caulk gun
  • Chalk line
  • Cordless drill
  • Drywall saw
  • Dust mask
  • Level
  • Miter saw
  • Non-contact voltage tester
  • Pliers
  • Safety glasses
  • Stapler
  • Stepladder
  • Socket/ratchet set

You'll also need a drywall lift.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • 2x4s
  • 10d framing nails
  • 3-in. drywall screws
  • 1-1/4-in. drywall screws
  • Drywall
  • Electrical wire
  • Cable staples
  • Electrical boxes
  • Vent chutes
  • Insulation
  • 4-mil vapor barrier
  • Caulk
  • Vapor barrier tape
  • Weather stripping
  • Angle iron