The home garage, for those lucky enough to have one, can be the sanctuary of the at-home mechanic — and provide valuable space to a dedicated DIYer. 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 could use a little gear love, too.

Sure, the tools are the main protagonist, but there are a handful of big-picture items that any garage needs to be operating at maximum potential (and, of course, give you a place to keep your beer). Here are a few items that every garage needs in order to help turn it into the productivity cave you always wanted it to be.

A Garage Floor Seal

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Epoxy-Seal Concrete & Garage Floor Paint

Seal Krete amazon.com

$46.68

Above all else, laying down an epoxy-seal on the garage floor should take precedence. Not only will it help protect the concrete from wear and tear, but it makes cleaning up oil and other liquid spills exponentially easier.

Garage Flooring Tile

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GarageTrac Diamond Durable Interlocking Modular Garage Flooring Tile

Big Floors amazon.com

$128.99

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

A Garage Tool Chest

Heavy-Duty 15-Drawer Tool Chest

Husky homedepot.com

$898.00

No garage is complete without a tool chest. A 15-drawer example from Husky will do nicely — it’s durable, supports up to 120 pounds and has power strips and a bottle opener built in.

A Garage Light

Lithonia Lighting Adjustable Indoor LED Garage Light

Lithonia Lighting amazon.com

$114.98

Lighting is crucial in any work space; it’s important you can see what you’re doing and see it well. 5000 Lumens from this Lithonia Lighting LED light will absolutely do the job.

An Auto Lift

Triumph 10,000-LB 2-Post Clear Floor Overhead Auto Lift Hoist Car Lift

Triumph amazon.com

$2,395.00

An auto lift is aimed more at the at-home mechanics, but having one makes working on a car exponentially easier. Imagine a world in which you don’t have to slither your way under your car to tighten a bolt at an awkward angle? Sounds like garage heaven.

Good Garage Storage

NewAge 18-Gauge Welded Steel Garage Cabinet Set

NewAge Products homedepot.com

$1,699.99

Having a tool chest is one thing, but proper storage and — specifically, wall cabinets – is 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.

A Garage Refrigerator

Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

Unique homedepot.com

$1,019.32

Installing a fridge in your garage sounds 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. Besides… beer.

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