Interior Design Trends for the Office and the Garage?

Who knew the garage is evolving into a fun place to hang out?

Trying to enjoy your favorite pastime in a dusty old garage doesn’t cut it anymore with today’s homeowner. It may be why a growing number are re-imagining their garages into custom retreats. What was once unfinished space set aside for cars, lawn mowers and abandoned gym equipment is totally getting a makeover.

Even if you are still going out there to work on your car, there’s no reason the garage can’t be a fun, personalized environment to hang out. Housewives and gearheads alike are polishing epoxy-coated concrete floors and installing quality wood paneling to create a man-cave with sports memorabilia, big screen TVs and classic cars or a she-shed with craft tables, design boards and gardener’s tools. The garage is a new haven for homeowners who realize this additional room can be anything they want.


Urban Vibe for the Office

Garages are not the only spaces experiencing a transformation. Offices are decked out with urban industrial décor and design features that align with a company’s forward-thinking interior design style while helping to repurpose old buildings. Exposed pipes, brick interior walls and polished concrete floors fill many corporate workspaces these days.

Diamond Plate as a Design Element

Diamond plate, a diamond-shaped design stamped into metal to give it industrial strength, is a trendy solution for architectural room features like stairs, catwalks, walkways and ramps. The raised diamond texture pressed into steel, stainless steel or aluminum reduces the risk of slipping, which makes it ideal for firetruck footplates, ambulance interiors, trailer floors and truck beds, not to mention hot rod cars. Highly polished aluminum diamond plate adds a unique decorative touch when crafted into artwork, too.


Earn Cool Style Points with Diamond Plate Signs at PlaqueMaker

If you or someone you know spends more time in the garage than anywhere else, consider adding personalized artwork from PlaqueMaker. Our Diamond Plate Signs are not only the ideal gift for that gearhead in your life, they fit in with your industrial design, giving office name plates an edgy look. They also make awesome wall art for a teen’s room, a funky addition to a store or a durable distinctive information plaque at a park. With our easy-to-use online design tools, you can personalize with a name, a photo of a favorite car, your company logo, employee’s name – the possibilities are endless. Suitable for use indoors and out, the heavy-duty 20-gauge aluminum metal signs come in three shapes, 14 standard sizes and a custom 48-inch by 36-inch size. Select from a multitude of text colors, full-color printed with UV-resistant ink (guaranteed to last up to two years outdoors).

Design It Yourself – is a family-owned and operated business located in Indiana. Our custom engraved plaques and more are proudly designed in the USA, using materials sourced from all over the world – that is 4 million plaques and counting since 1999! Our professionally-trained graphic designers, craftsmen and customer service specialists manage every aspect of your creative project personally, from design to production to delivery. Because we are an online-only operation with a single, locally-owned facility, we can offer a secure order process, lower prices, and the fastest possible completion. What’s more – we stand behind our products with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Connect with us on FacebookTwitterPinterest, Google+ and our Blog.


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