INTRODUCTION

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Watch an Overview Video

 

STEP 1

Tools & Materials

Electronic tablet 
Printer 
Pencil or felt marker 
Plastic sheeting 
Exterior paint 
Paint rollers 
Brushes 
Paint tray 
Drop cloths 
Storage system 
Power drill 
Screws 
Screwdriver 
Specialty racks 
Tracks 
Hooks 
Shelving 
Baskets 
Finishing nails 
Hammer

STEP 2

Tips for a Smart Garage Makeover

 

1. Pack up things you don’t want and donate them to charity.

2. Fold seats flat for extra cargo space; protect interior with drop cloths or plastic.

3. Divide storage items into categories: tools, sports equipment, automotive and gardening supplies.

4. Research storage systems online.

5. Make shopping list so you can get everything on way back from donation center.

6. Paint walls with exterior paint.

7. Place tools and materials where you will need them in garage.

8. Hang specialty racks for garden tools.

9. Secure tracks for shelving, hooks, and baskets to wall studs; you can move them as needed.

10. Anchor ceiling shelves in joists.

 

Pro Tip

 

Before redoing a garage, make a plan.

Print digital photos of garage interior and sketch in possible systems.

In unheated garage, exterior paint lasts longer and is easier to clean than interior paint.

To locate edges of joists, tap in finishing nail.

 

Source: http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/rooms-and-spaces/garage/smart-garage-makeover