Making the most of your garage
Having a garage is always great! While some people use their garages only for their cars, others treat the space as a true extension of their home. Here are a few clever ways to redo your garage and keep it from turning into a junk room!
Image: Vog Novatech entry door with tandem doorglass and Vog Garaga garage door
Does your garage lead directly into your house? If so, why not transform it into a mudroom? That way, after your family is done gardening or playing outside, you have somewhere to leave your dirty clothes and shoes. Say goodbye to muddy footprints in the front hall! If you have a pet, you could even install a mini shower to wash your furry friend—and your muddy boots! Some people also equip their mudrooms with a washer and dryer for their work clothes. The possibilities are endless!
- Storage cubbies with hooks and built-in bench
- Coat hangers
- Wire shelves
- Storage baskets
- Drying racks
Dreaming of a workshop where all your tools are in reach and you can work without packing everything back up again when you’re done? A place where you can tinker without worrying about the noise bothering your family? Combining your garage with a quality door system might just be the solution! You can set yourself up a comfortable and functional corner workshop without taking over the whole garage by making the most of every square centimetre.
- Pegboard with hooks and hardware
- Workbench (stationary or on wheels)
- Floating cabinets
- Light fixtures (neon, articulated lamp)
- Radio or Bluetooth speakers
As the seasons change, so do our outdoor activities. When it’s too cold for biking, fishing, soccer, camping and gardening, it’s time to dig out the winter sports and snow removal gear! So how can you store your seasonal items so they’re accessible without getting in the way? You just need to make clever use of your walls and ceiling! There are many different storage solutions on the market that will help you do just that, but if you’re more the DIY type, you could make your own built-in storage system!
- Wall-mounted bike stand
- Metal shelves with hooks
- Ceiling storage racks
- Modular shelves
- Open-top storage bins
- Covered storage bins
- Bungee cords