Turn an Empty Garage Corner Into an Organization Station

A combination of smart storage, practical materials and clever use of space makes this garage an organized person's dream.

July 21, 2020

Photo By: Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Rustic White Photography

A Spot for Everything

Cabinets are game-changers when positioned around a garage workspace. Having tools and supplies within reach during projects maximizes efficiency while keeping the mess stored away and out of sight. Drawers below are ideal for corraling garage clutter, while a modular hanging system on the wall is outfitted with hooks to keep shovels and brooms off the ground.

Durability Galore

The workstation zone of this garage is meant for a wide array of home projects from potting plants to fine-tuning woodworking skills. With this in mind, everything in the space is low maintenance, easy to clean and built to withstand a beating.

Mini Mudroom

No room inside the house for a true mudroom? A locker-style mini mudroom turns this garage wall into a family-friendly drop zone. Tucked next to the entrance into the house, it allows for items such as jackets and shoes to stay organized and out of the way.

Storage Solutions

The garage is an excellent place to store items that may otherwise take up too much space inside the home. Maximize your garage cabinetry with drawer and cabinet dividers, then assign a space for all the items to live.

Way Up High

When safety is a concern, it's best to utilize concealed upper cabinets for items that are possibly harmful to kids and pets. In this garage, pest control products, automotive supplies and spray paint are all kept out of reach.

Tech & Electrical

Whether it's hanging holiday lights, displaying battery-operated wreaths or simply entertaining outside with speakers and TVs, extension cords are always a must-have. Assign a drawer in your garage solely to keep extension cords, batteries, timers and adapters neatly stored and within arm's reach.

Charging Station

With most family members in possession of gadgets that require charging, it's smart to integrate an outlet or two into each mudroom cubby. This allows for laptops, tablets or speakers to charge up in a designated spot.

Take a Seat

Since this home is shared by four active kids and an active dog, heavy-duty butcher block was used to create the bench portion of the mudroom. Butcher block is made to withstand heavy force, so it's certain to hold up well to active families coming in and out on a daily basis.

Double Up

When adding wall hooks to a mudroom or a garage workstation, consider those with two hooks. This allows for large bags to be layered with smaller items such as hats or totes, plus they offer a place to hang decorative items for a touch of personality.

Come and Go

Since not all weekend warrior projects can happen in the same place, a hard-working tool caddy is outfitted with the basics and can travel to any room in the house. For the sake of not having to keep track of every tool, a second set of basics remains in the garage cabinets.

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