A Guide to Garage Organization Remodels for Family Homes
For many homes with families, a garage quickly becomes a place to dump bikes, dirty shoes, and outdoor items you do not want in the home. The organization of your garage can go a long way to provide cleanliness and help make the garage more useful on a daily basis.
Follow our guide to help brainstorm ideas for your garage and how upgrades and remodels will help the whole family.
Built-In Locker Shelves
Tote bins and shelving units can take up a lot of space inside a garage. Add organization options and save space with the installation of built-in locker shelves. The open space of a locker allows children to easily grab items and return them. With multiple built-in locker shelves, each person in the family can have their own locker to keep items.
The long vertical space has plenty of room to hold baseball bats, hockey sticks, and other outdoor items. Built-in hooks allows kids to hang up jackets, hats, and other outdoor items. Locker features may include cubby holes, small cabinet doors, and places to put shoes.
When built into the wall space, the open space in your garage still has room for tool areas, car parking, or other hobbies like a workout. You may add custom details to each locker space including paint colors and nameplates on the top of the lockers.
Many families will have outdoor and recreational items that are oblong and oversized. To avoid messes, install permanent baskets on the walls of garages. Large mesh baskets help organize pool toys like noodles and floats. Use baskets to hold a variety of balls, like basketballs and volleyballs.
Smaller baskets will help organize outdoor items by type. For example, keep toy shovels, trucks, and digging toys all in one basket. Keep outdoor games like Frisbee discs, paddles, and baseball gloves in another basket. Once you set up a system and teach your children, your garage will remain clean and organized.
The back wall of a garage is an ideal location to place a pegboard wall organizer. While dangerous tools like saws and power drills should be locked in toolbox, a peg wall offers easy organization for tools and items. Hang hooks in the peg wall holes. The open holes allow you to place hooks in different locations as needed.
For example, you can measure and hang two hooks to easily place a rake up on the wall. Smaller hooks provide spots for screwdrivers, hammers, and other tools you want quick access for. The hooks used on pegboards can also hold miscellaneous items like rolls of tape, including duct tape, masking tape, and electrical tape.
As you purchase more items, the flexibility of a pegboard wall allows you to move items around and adjust as needed.
When children spend a lot of time playing outdoors, they often will come inside a house for snacks and drinks. As an alternative to children constantly coming in and out of the house, consider the installation of a snack bar for the garage. A snack bar would consist of a mini-fridge, baskets for snacks, and disposable items like paper cups and plastic forks.
Stock a mini-fridge with drink options and offer quick snacks. You may also want to place a small trash can near the snack bar so the area stays clean and organized. Children will have easy access to snacks and you can also limit what snacks are available for each day. For example, you may offer healthy fruit options at the snack bar.
To help with all of your garage needs, contact us at A Tech Security. We will help you plan, organize, and great a garage space your whole family will enjoy for years.