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Must have garage features to keep your tools in good nick

Ever stopped to think about what the contents of your garage might be worth? From lawnmowers to expensive power tools and leisure equipment many garages house thousands of dollars’ worth of equipment, before you even think about the cost of the family car.

But is your garage kitted out to make the most of these pricey items and to keep them safe and secure?

To help you get the most out of your garage and keep your tools and equipment in the best condition possible, there are a few essential elements every garage needs; and best of all, you can create them yourself!

A dedicated workspace

No matter what kind of DIYer you are, it’s important that you have a dedicated workspace for all of your projects! Keeping this space organised can be tricky, so there are a few essentials you’ll need.


No matter what you’ll be using your garage for, odds are you’ll need a workbench! A sturdy workbench ensures you can create to your hearts content without damaging tables or the floor. A workbench with under-bench storage will allow your larger tools or projects to be housed safely and out of the way and gives you easy access whenever you need them.

Consider your budget and time, which can determine whether you’ll DIY your workbench and create your own storage solutions, or fork out the cash for a new-made workbench that can take the wear and tear of your DIY projects!


Get all your tools and accessories in order with a pegboard wall organiser. You can customise it with shelves and hooks for your tools. You can also add smaller jars and buckets for loose hardware to ensure every nut, bolt, screw and washer will always have a designated home. Pegboards comes in all shapes and sizes – perfect for the rookie DIYer or the professional requiring a fully operational workspace. Bunnings Warehouse has step-by-step instructions for installing your pegboard here.

Tool Storage

No matter what kind of DIY you like to do, you’ll need some tools to get the job done! Power tools are often expensive and dangerous, so having a dedicated space to store them will ensure they stay safely out of the way of little feet and hands!

Mitre 10 has a huge range of toolboxes, tool chests, work benches with storage to keep all your tools tucked away, and plenty of them are lockable so you can ensure they are always secure. Or you could display them on the wall with tool hangers if you’d like to show them off!

Keep your garage safe with Chamberlain

While the organisation of your garage tools is a great place to start, it’s also important to consider the safety and security of your garage itself! Chamberlain has a range of garage door opener accessories that are so easy to install yourself, and will ensure you have control over your garage, no matter where you are!

Obstruction Detection Beams

Accidents happen in a flash, and if you could make a simple change to improve your household’s safety to protect yourself, your loved ones and your belongings, you would. Here at Chamberlain, we recommend all homeowners with an automatic garage door install Obstruction Detection Beams.

Similar to those used in elevators, Obstruction Detection Beams will prevent your garage door from closing if the beam is obstructed. If the beam is broken or obstructed, the garage door will auto-reverse to prevent accidents or injury to yourself, family members, pets or belongings. Installing safety beams to your automated garage door is easy to do yourself and will improve your garage safety!

Wireless Security Keypad

If you want to keep your garage locked without your heavy keys weighing you down, you can use the Chamberlain Wireless Security Keypad to enter your garage with a unique code. the Chamberlain Wireless Security Keypad provides easy secure access to your garage without the need for keys. It allows you to leave the house without taking the keys for a jog around the block, and you can even set a temporary code for friends or neighbours to access your garage if needed.

myQ technology

Chamberlain’s myQ technology lets you know what is going on in your garage, no matter where you are. With remote control of your garage wherever you are and real-time notifications if your garage is opened or closed, you can have peace of mind that your expensive kit in the garage is secure.

Including some smart home tech is essential to unlocking your garage’s full potential and giving you peace of mind that all your important tools and equipment are secure.

For more garage improvement ideas or to browse Chamberlain’s range of garage door openers and accessories, visit our website or call 0800 653 667.