Ah, the garage. More than just a safe haven for the family automobile, the garage can be an essential component of a complete home. Garage space can be converted into a home office, or it can be a place of refuge and creativity for the family woodworker or handyman. It can be a car repair and maintenance shop for the auto enthusiast, a workshop filled with tools and trade equipment, or even a lounge with big screen tv and refrigerator. Oh–and if your garage is organized right, you can still fit your car in there too!
But the garage is often neglected. It becomes jammed with stuff–from the family’s bicycle collection to camping supplies to cast-off baby equipment. And as this happens, it becomes less and less usable until it turns into a glorified storage shed.
The good news is that there are many products and techniques that can help you maximize the storage efficiency, usability, and even style of your garage.
Below you will find information on making the best use of your garage, from adding efficient lighting and storage, to performing a complete garage conversion.
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