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Now that we are at the end of the #garagemakeover, it's hard to believe where we started! We wanted a fully functional garage complete with work and storage zone and space to park my car. We meet all those goals and then some. Take a look back at how the garage went from the mess below to what you see today!
A big thank you to The Home Depot and Wall Control for their sponsorship of the garage makeover project!
Even though we had an electrician come and add more outlets to the garage, access was still limited. We came across this Husky ceiling mounted retractable extension cord. It's plugged into the extra outlet along side the garage door opener. It's convenient to reach most anywhere in the garage. This is a must-have for any garage, especially if you have an existing outlet in the ceiling.
The two storage units we made for the wood storage corner, take advantage of this awkward space. This is the wood cutting zone so all the stored wood is neatly and conveniently located nearby. We keep the miter saw on the stand so it is easy to move into place and then to fold up and roll out of the way.
We wanted a shade for privacy as well as for light filtering and temperature control. We custom ordered this in the width and length we needed. Prior to placing our order, we ordered 10 shade material samples to help make a decision on what would work best. The samples are free and were delivered in about three days after we ordered. More info can be found on homedepot.com.
The area near the interior door serves as our "office" and decor zone. We needed a place for pencils, post-its, paper and other supplies separate from the tool storage area. We added some sentimental decor just for fun. For example, this is an old sander of my dad's. It's still usable, but I like it as decor. To the right in the picture are two wood tissue boxes. One hold tissues and the other dispenses the disposable gloves we use.
More fun! That is a vintage metal number stamp set holding our business cards. The Quikrete bucket is unique because the product is no longer sold this way. There are a couple of kid tool/building themed books to the right for the grandkids/nephews/niece when they visit. This display is made up of old wine crates which I found at a yard sale. They are held together with large binder clips which you can see to the right and left of the Quikcrete bucket.
The #garagemakeover has been a long journey from plan on paper to reality. It's truly amazing to look back at the Before picture to see how far we've come. This project has allowed us to add to our skills (building a wall), try new tools (Bosch laser measure, Ridgid MegaMax), and to change the plan due to unexpected discoveries (uh, oh, the floor slopes)!
We are very happy with the results, so much so that this will be our permanent work space now. It was originally going to be our summer space, but it functions so well, it will be our new headquarters! You can also see it each week in our new show, Workshop Wednesday! Tune in each week on Facebook or YouTube at 1pm to watch it live!
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