In addition to keeping cars out of the elements, garages also make great storage areas. With a little planning and organization, homeowners can turn their garage into the perfect multi-functional space to suit their needs. Here are a few ideas for efficiently utilizing extra space in your garage:
Pantry. Buy food and items you use frequently at wholesale clubs, then store the extras on shelves in your garage. You can install built-in cabinets or simply add a storage shelf from your local hardware store.
Holiday storage. For seasonal items, consider adding loft storage to your garage. This will free up space on the ground level, and make the area feel less cluttered.
Garden supply storage. Hang some hooks on your walls for easy storage of rakes, trowels, and other garden tools. This will ensure they don’t disappear before the next planting season and help keep your tools neat and organized.
3 seasons room. Add a screen door for the warmer months and set up a table and chairs for a bug-free dining area.
Mud room. Transform a corner in your garage into a mudroom by adding coat hooks, a hamper, and a rack to store muddy shoes.
The brand new two car garage at 170 Symington Avenue in Oshawa could easily be utilized for any of the ideas above. The garage is attached to the home with entrance to the open living space and is a blank slate for the new owner to customize.
[Front of 170 Symington Avenue, Oshawa]
As you enter this fabulous home, you will immediately take notice of the open foyer, yielding a bright, airy ambiance. The spacious living and dining areas are perfect for entertaining or unwinding alike, with pot lighting and a gas fireplace with a mantel. The abundance of windows throughout provides the home with soft, natural light.