Garages That Multitask

Your garage has to do a lot more than store your car. We'll show you 15 ways you can make your space work harder.

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Storage + Workbench

A well-organized garage gives you room to do DIY projects, small and large. Slat walls double your storage space and keep tools in easy reach.

Handy Mudroom

A bench for seating and storage, and a row of hooks for coats, keeps clutter outside of the house.

Hoopin' It Up

This smartly organized garage leaves room for kids to gather and play, whether hoola hoops or with the craft supplies on the countertop.

Room for Gardening

A potting bench with a sink is every gardener's dream. This one offers bright colors and a shelf for watering cans and extra pots.

Laundry Area

Set up a laundry station in the garage with pullout racks for supplies and hanging space to keep freshly dried clothes neat.

Let Your Imagination Roam

In HGTV Dream Home 2009, designer Linda Woodrum left lots of room for the owners to store tools and do projects. What would you do with this space?

Feel the Power (Tools)

Matt Blashaw and Deanne Bell transformed a rundown garage into a wood worker's dream.

The Perfect Space to DIY

This single-car garage went from a cluttered mess to a bright, welcoming work space. With a small workbench and a separate area for potting, it's the perfect place to putter away long summer days.

Pretty Functional

The two-car garage at HGTV Dream Home 2012 has ample room for cars, storage and DIY projects.

How Handy is This?

Even if you have a small area, adding shelves and a couple of cabinets can give you room to store and work.

The Great Outdoors

A two-vehicle space at HGTV Dream Home 2013 offers storage for bike, kayak and golfing supplies.

Have a Seat

A freestanding storage-and-workbench invites you to pull up a stool and knock out that honey-do list.

Kid Stuff

Hang whatever you need to make a quick exit on a pegboard next to the door, from kids' backpacks to sunglasses.

Wine Storage

Even if your garage isn't climate controlled, you can store wine in a wine fridge.

Sports Fiend

A locker stores sports equipment and cleats, keeping them within reach for pickup games in the driveway.