The Best Gadgets for Your Garage

The following is a guest post from Katherine Oaks at Modernize, a site filled with advice about how to remodel and upgrade your home using the latest innovations.

With the onslaught of new technology surrounding self-driving cars, ride-sharing services and connected cars, we often forget about an important aspect of car ownership. The place where your car actually lives, your garage. So if your home has a garage and you are looking for ways to update, automate and rejuvenate it, we found some of the best gadgets to make it happen.


Try a smarter remote.
It goes without saying that the most ubiquitous and popular gadget for your garage is the automatic garage door opener. With a simple click of the button your garage door automatically opens for you…until it doesn’t. Over time, these small, battery-powered gadgets are prone to break, get lost or even stop working completely, a problem that inspired a much smarter solution. There are now beacons that will sense your arrival and open the garage door for you the moment you pull into the driveway. You can even share it with other users, so long as they download the app, and avoid accumulating more of those breakable and archaic buttons.

Never lose your keys again.
You can have a garage tricked out with all of the latest technology, but none of that matters if you simply cannot find your car keys. Luckily, gadgets like Tile can save you fruitless hours of searching for your car keys only to find you had them in your hand the entire time. Attach the sensor to your keys just like a keyring, and it connects to an app on your smartphone. Lost your keys? Simply ring it and it responds. It even provides its location on a map so you can access your keys wherever they ended up.

Upgrade to a futuristic interior.
Having a tech-savvy garage doesn’t always mean it looks the part, but then again, it’s a lot cooler if it does. Try out some easy-to-install and stylish modular tile floors – they simply snap into place like Legos and you choose from any color or style tile to create a look that works best for you. Since the tiles are paint-free, there’s no need to worry about chipping or moisture build-up that will wear it down. And what is a souped-up garage good for if you can only use it during the warmer half of the year? Insulated steel garage doors can retain the internal temperature of your space.

Follow these recommendations, download the Metromile smart driving app and you will be equipped to travel with ease from the moment you leave your garage!