Before: Impractical StorageHomeowners Kim and Jeff Wilson's garage is packed with bike parts, paints, tools and crafts. It's supposed to be a workspace, but it is so stuffed with stuff, they can barely move around in there. Lucky for this couple, professional organizer Liz Witts is an expert at turning disgraceful garages into functional workspaces.
Built-in cabinets along the back wall house paints, pet supplies and crafting materials. This storage is also impractical because it is too deep and things have a tendency to get lost in there.
After: Sensible StorageWaterproof plastic tiles cover the stained garage floor and create a finished look. New storage above the washer and dryer is at a height that is accessible to everyone. The big built-in cabinet is torn down and replaced with more functional locker-type cabinets to store household items and craft supplies. A kitchen microwave cart is repurposed into a workstation for arts and crafts. Pro organizer Liz Witts creates a gardening wall to hold all the shovels, rakes and other gardening supplies.
Before: Messy WorkshopHe’s got bike parts scattered throughout the garage. He even incorporated a shed into the garage to try and hide away some of his half-finished bike-building projects. Mixed in with all the bike parts are garden tools, boxes of knickknacks and piles of clothes.
After: Bike WorldPlastic shoeboxes will now be used to hold spare parts for Jeff’s various bike-building projects. A cabinet with six cubbies will hold each shoebox. Tools, spare parts and other household items are stored in upper cabinets and a tool cart. A rolling workbench allows Jeff to move around the garage when working on the bikes. Above the refrigerator, a lift and pulley shelf is added for long term storage of items they don’t use so often.