Build-A-Better Garage

  • By birdie@getorganizedcolumbus.com
  • 18 Jul, 2016
Custom garage
Is your car perched outside most of the time? Do the kids’ bikes take all the covered parking? Are boxes of stuff starting to pile up in your garage? Well, you are not alone. Studies show that 75% of homes use the garage for storage space (courtesy of Life at Home in the 21st Centrury). […] 
Is your car perched outside most of the time? Do the kids’ bikes take all the covered parking? Are boxes of stuff starting to pile up in your garage? Well, you are not alone. Studies show that 75% of homes use the garage for storage space (courtesy of Life at Home in the 21st Centrury ). Furthermore, a full garage is usually the precursor for renting offsite storage–a potentially costly choice.
Because of changes in temperature, your garage is not the best place for your goods–especially papers, clothes, electronics, etc. But there is a way to keep tools, lawn gear, sporting equipment, and kids toys from commanding precious floor space.
And don’t forget the hook for paper towels! We do a lot of things that get hands dirty in the garage!
Now that you’ve saved so much floor space, we can start to think about shelving. For the garage, we suggest using shelves with the height to support tubs–about 15 inches in height. Tubs will help keep the elements out like dust and debris.
Do you have a considerable amount of recycling housed in the garage? For those of us who challenge the limits of our one designated receptacle, built-in DIY recycling bays may also be worth the floor space.
These tips will not only improve your storage potential but they will help improve your garage and home value. And we think that is a better investment than offsite storage!
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