How to Use Your Walls and Ceiling to Maximize Garage Storage Space
If you ever find yourself wishing for more space in your garage, there's a solution that doesn't involve tearing down walls. By making the most of your ceilings and walls, you can maximize the space you already have in your garage without undertaking an expensive renovation project.
1. Get Rid of Unused Items
Take stock of everything in your garage and decide what you really use and what you don't. Then, decide if some items could be better stored elsewhere in your home. Maybe some things are better in the attic or in an interior closet. Others might be better in a basement, crawl space or outdoor storage shed, if you have one. Getting extraneous items out of the garage will make way for tons of new space for storage and garage wall organization.
2. Identify Underused Spaces
Here are some ways to incorporate overhead storage in your garage.
- Overhead Shelving
- Storage Lofts
3. Look at Your Garage Wall Organization
- A Slat System
Installing a slat system on the walls gives you the perfect spot to hang vertical items like rakes and brooms. You can also use specialty hooks to hang hoses, large tools and the like on a slat system.Small storage bins
will also slide right on so you can stow away nuts, bolts, nails or whatever else you can think of. And, slat systems are available in a wide variety of colors to complement your garage's interior perfectly.
- Custom Cabinets
Custom cabinetry offers a beautiful spot to store heavier items or items you want to keep out of sight. Paint cans, lawn and garden chemicals, automotive fluids, tools and many other items are great options to go in garage cabinets. You can even install cabinetry with a work surface so you have a truly utilitarian garage. Slat systems can also be incorporated into cabinets. Store smaller items like screwdrivers, pliers and wrenches in the slats and you'll always have the tool you need right at your fingertips.
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- Bike Hooks
Get your bikes out of the way by installing either vertical or horizontal bike hooks.
Throw balls, sports equipment, toys or even gardening supplies into a wall mounted basket. Getting these items off the floor not only frees up space but eliminates tripping hazard in your garage.
Don't overlook the ceiling and walls when you're looking for ways to organize your garage. You may never have realized just how easily these spaces can be customized to your needs.
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