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Home Team To The Rescue: Garage Makeover

Our editors restore a run-down lemon to mint condition, using smart strategies and adding lots of storage

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Photo 1 of 13A clean, bright, and utilitarian area. Photographer: Evan Joseph

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Written by Elizabeth Roehrig
Photographed by Evan Joseph
Produced By Wendy Manwarren and Elizabeth Roehrig

Despite its intended purpose as a spot to park the car, the garage has morphed into a multifunctional space for many of us, serving as shed, workshop, and storage locker. But this family's dilapidated garage was being underutilized, as the previous owners had torn out most of the crumbling drywall, and the place had no electricity. Luckily, the Home Team had a three-day plan to fix it up. First, we cleared out the clutter, then gave the cement floor a durable epoxy coating, and hung slot-wall panels over the studs (we left the electrical wiring to the pros). Rolling cabinets and workbenches round out this newly efficient space.

Buying Guide

Page 88-91: GearWall panels ($99/2) and trim ($30), deep hook ($12 each), tool hook ($10 each), premier tall gearbox ($429), 24-inch mesh baskets ($200/8), 24-inch wire shelves ($180/8), 6-foot modular workbench ($529 each), premier modular geardrawer ($529 each), 30-inch wall gearbox ($229), premier modular gearbox ($429), 24-inch versatop work surface ($179), gladiatorgw.com. cape may pendant light ($150), kichler.com. orange steel wall panels ($22 each), wallcontrol.com. green ventura stool ($79), homedecorators.com. new england pottery glazed window box ($13) and pots ($3 each), home and garden centers. apple, gingko, and tulip tree-to-be planting kits (on shelves) ($22 each), uncommongoods.com. kiwi pocket tote ($22), periwinkle fox gloves garden gloves ($25), garnethill.com. slom jars (to hold hardware) ($3 each), ikea.com. husky 6-foot ($84) and 4-foot ($58) ladders, homedepot.com. 6x9 diamond rug ($288), dashandalbert.com. maintenance pros Epoxy floor (from $800), 718-232-0287. COACHMAN COLLECTION GARAGE DOOR #CG12/CD12 WITH WINDOW STYLE #SQ24 (from $1,200), CLOPAYDOOR.COM. duration home paint (on ceiling) and resilience exterior latex paint (on garage door) ($42/gallon), sherwinwilliams.com.

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