For many of us, the tools and equipment—and maybe a cold…err…soda—is all we need. However, if you’re looking to go next-level and use this extra time at home to turn your garage into a man cave, this installment of our Garage Goals series is for you.

Or, maybe you don’t want an all-out man cave, but desire a few personal touches to your workspace.

The items below will do the trick for that, too.

Shop Fridge

If you spend extended time in your garage, you’ll want a refrigerator to keep your beverages and lunch cold. A compact shop fridge or a portable cooler/freezer can be a smart alternative to a full-size refrigerator, so you can keep your sandwiches and drinks cool, without having a big, noisy fridge hogging up your work space.


Signs, signs, everywhere signs.

They’re a great way to add personality to your garage, and you’ve got tons of options, sizes and shapes from which to choose. The only question is which direction you want to go. Old school petrol signs? Vehicle brand signs? Beer signs or just plain humorous?

Neon Signs

Here’s a bright idea:

Add a little neon to your garage space. Nothing says classic 1950s and 60s era Americana like old fashioned neon signs. Summit Racing has over 90 styles.


The way things are right now, it may seem like time is standing still.

But you still need to keep track of the time…or you will eventually. Automotive-themed clocks aren’t just an option for your garage — they’re the ONLY option.


Bar stools: they’re not just for drinking anymore.

Actually, we’re sure you know the value of a good bar stool for your garage. You can find a variety of styles for your garage setup. They’re a great and versatile alternative to that space-eating couch that you were supposed to take out to the curb but were too lazy to so you decided to just keep in the garage.

Not that we’d know.

Pub Table

We brought up the stools, so you probably knew where we were going next.

If you’re fortunate to have enough room, a pub table is an excellent addition to your garage, giving it real credibility as a hangout. When combined with the pops in the fridge, the table gives you everything you need to shelter in place in your own garage. And down the road, you can have your buddies over for drinks and to admire your new decor.

Auto Antlers

Quite possibly the exclamation point on your garage statement, Auto Antlers are a conversation piece plain and simple. What are they? “They’re hand-crafted with real racecar-caliber stainless steel exhaust headers for an authentic look and feel, finished with a stainless steel deer skull design.”

It’s taxidermy with a hot rod twist, and they’re available in a designs based off of a variety of engines.


Flooring can mean a couple things — both good for your garage.

You can get anti-fatigue, interlocking floor pads to keep your feet rested during extended times in the garage. Or you can go nuclear on your weathered garage floor and add a great-looking garage floor coating.

What’s the right answer?

It depends on your budget or how serious you are about the look of your workspace. Keep in mind, the coatings will keep your floor protected from grease and chemicals, too.

Desktop Turbo Fan

Do you like turbos?

Do you like being cool?

Spool up the turbo desk fan for fresh air and a fresh look. The 6-inch 110-120-volts fans feature realistic silver ABS cases and tilt up to 90 degrees on their metal stands to direct the flow of air where you want it. 

Decorative Shelves

There are shelves for storage. And there are shelves that make a statement.

These hand-painted cast resin bumpers come complete with a tempered glass shelves, plus working LED headlights. You can find front bumper shelves to replicate some of the most iconic rides. There are 25 different options right now at Summit Racing.

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Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.