Articles in: Garage

Bathroom Vanities in 3 Unexpected Places

Posted by: on July 13th, 2015 | 2 Comments

Bathroom vanities aren’t just for the bathroom, and we’re going to prove it.

See, there are a lot of places in the home other than the kitchen or bathroom where a sink and faucet can come in really handy. And installing a bathroom vanity makes the addition of a sink more attractive, plus it adds more storage space. It’s easier to install than a sink and separate shelving, too.

Here are our top three places in the home (other than the bathroom) to put bathroom vanities and sinks. Check out the photos, too. You’ll see that a vanity can be a natural fit in several parts of your home.


Bathroom Vanities in the Mudroom

Bathroom Vanities in 3 Unexpected Places: The Mudroom

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Four Garage Organization Tips You Can Use Right Now

Posted by: on June 5th, 2015 | 2 Comments

Four Garage Organization Tips You Can Use Right Now


Laura Putnam of Finding Home has some very simple garage organization tips that can tame the clutter in what’s often the most cluttered part of the house. 

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Building a Garage Laundry Nook

Posted by: on January 20th, 2015 | 3 Comments

A specially-built garage laundry nook

Jamie Dorobek , the mastermind of the blog C.R.A.F.T. (Creating Really Awesome Free Things), masterminded a way to make her laundry routine a lot better. She needed a way to stack her mismatched washer and dryer and bring a little order to her laundry space. She and her husband came up with this terrific garage laundry nook. 


Raise your hand if you love laundry! How about doing laundry in your cold garage with your washer and dryer seven feet apart from each other. My hand is not up. But, that’s how we did laundry in Casa de Dorobek for almost two years. Over the last few months (we have a new baby, so DIY takes a lot longer these days), we made our garage laundry room corner more useful, cute, and organized. Check it out above.

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Garage Organization Makeover Creates Tidy Workshop

Posted by: on January 13th, 2015 | 10 Comments


Garage Organization Makeover Creates Tidy Workshop

Laura Putnam and her husband Dana make their living crafting maple syrup in New York’s Hudson Valley. Their garage is very important to them– it’s their workshop, storage space and… their garage. But a garage organization makeover was long overdue. Take a look at the amazing job Laura and Dana did taming the clutter in their garage, turning it into a tidy, well organized and pleasant place to work on projects and park their vehicles. 


Do you have an area in your home that is an absolute mess and out of control? For us, it has long been our garage. Last winter did us in, and our garage was out of hand. We finally had enough and teamed up with The Home Depot not only to get our garage organization skills in gear, but also to set up the perfect DIY workshop.

If you have been thinking about doing this for a long time, do it! Don’t wait any longer. I can not believe how good it feels to have the space in order and so usable. We can find everything we need and we are excited to start tackling some new DIY projects now that we have the perfect space to work on them.

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DIY Beverage Station

Posted by: on February 18th, 2014 | 11 Comments
DIY Beverage Station


Having a beverage station in place goes a long way toward turning a basement or family room into a space for easy entertaining. 

Carmel Phillips of Our Fifth House wanted a place to serve drinks and snacks in her basement. She came up with an easy-to-build DIY beverage station just using a couple of inexpensive cabinets and a small beverage cooler. 

Take a look at how she built it, and then start making plans to put a similar beverage station in your home.

We spend a great deal of family time in our basement, and we also do a lot of casual entertaining down there. It’s where the “big” TV lives, so friends and family gather here to watch sports quite often. One thing we were lacking was a place not only to set up a buffet area while we’re entertaining, but also to store all of the stuff we need when we’re hosting a casual gathering. Going up and down the stairs multiple times to grab items from the kitchen is good exercise, but I’d rather watch basketball players get sweaty than actually get sweaty myself on a game night.

What we really needed was a beverage station that could store all of the party supplies and also function as a buffet area for serving. 

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DIY Greek Key Trim Adds Appeal to Garage Update

Posted by: on February 13th, 2014 | 2 Comments

Chic and Organized Garage Update


The garage is generally the last part of the home to get a little love in terms of storage and organization. That’s a real shame since your garage represents a lot of space–space that can become a clutter magnet, or with a little planning, can become a storage solution for your home. Imagine turning your garage into a place where you can actually do projects, or even host a party!

Courtney Fernman, who writes the blog A Thoughtful Place, decided to take action to turn her garage into an orderly, attractive and useful part of the house. The results of her garage makeover are impressive. She even included a brilliant artistic touch by adding her own Greek key detailing to the countertop. 

Here’s how she did it.

The side of our garage has been a constant source of frustration. Like most people, we have too much stuff and not enough places to put it. With two small children, a handy husband, and a blog, I have more than enough toys, tools, and craft supplies than will fit in our garage. I had always swooned over spaces that had cabinets but never dreamed that they would actually afford us so much more storage.

The real problem is that I lacked a place to work on my blog and decorating projects. I do not have a dedicated home office or basement and really needed to carve out a spot that could be just for me.

While I am relegated to the garage for my projects, I don’t really mind as it’s so lovely now.

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5 Clever and Affordable Storage Ideas

Posted by: on January 14th, 2014 | 13 Comments

5 Clever and Affordable Storage Ideas: Mason Jars and Clamps




Everything’s easier when you’re organized. And we’re here to help you. We have some clever, and oh so simple storage ideas here that make life just a little bit simpler. These five storage solutions are very affordable, too.


How much stuff do you have cluttering the counters in your bathroom? Makeup products, cotton swabs, toothpaste, moisturizer… seems like bathroom counters are always collecting lots little things. Reclaim counter space in your bathroom with this clever storage idea:  Attach hose clamps to a wooden board and bolt that to the wall. Clamp mason jars to the board for a unique bathroom organization solution.

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Places: The Well-Organized Garage

Posted by: on July 25th, 2013 | 2 Comments
Image of a well-organized garage with everything tidy, hung up and put away

Image via We Heart Junk


A well-organized garage is not an oxymoron, something out of a photo op, or a feat to be achieved only with the assistance of professional. If you’re willing to invest some time and effort and let go of a few (or a lot) of items that are truly no longer useful, your garage could look as nice as the one above.

But, before you go purchasing any garage storage items, think about what kinds of things you need to store, and the storage method that you believe will work best for you. Think about how your garage space could enhance your lifestyle and make your life easier rather than more stressful.

To help you in your quest, we’d like to show you a few organization ideas we spotted in well-organized garages around the web.

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From the Forums: Overhead Garage Storage

Posted by: on January 25th, 2013 | One Comment

A woman places items on an overhead garage storage unit by Hyloft


When it comes to decluttering the home, the garage often becomes the last ditch place for all the stuff we don’t want to throw out, but have no other place to store. And, let’s face it, it’s also usually the last space in the home that gets the attention it needs for some effective storage and organization solutions. The good news is, garages offer a lot of options for storage that other parts of the house don’t. Overhead garage storage might be the best of these solutions.

That was the topic of a short article by The Home Depot’s Eileen Claar posted on our online How-To Community Forums. She’s a long-time Home Depot associate who posts under the handle DesigningWoman. She really knows her stuff when it comes to organization and storage ideas. Overhead garage storage frees up so much space on the floor of your garage that it’s almost like increasing the square footage of the area. It’s a very cost effective storage solution, too. It almost seems like every garage should have overhead storage.

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Man Caves: The Garage

Posted by: on January 20th, 2013 | 5 Comments
Image of a car enthusiast's garage

Image via 12 Gauge Garage


The garage is the quintessential man cave. Before boys got too cool for school to hang out in the garage tinkering with their fathers or grandfathers, it was the place many of us learned to use tools and make simple household repairs. It’s where we built our first go-cart, worked on Boy Scout projects and fixed our bicycles. Still today, the garage remains a mythical fortress of solitude where men get away to think and create.

Jack Olsen built this immaculate 20’ x 22’ LA garage we see above. He wanted a reminder of the time he spent working in the shop with his father. He calls his man cave the 12-Gauge Garage, where he does some welding, woodworking and the occasional home or auto repair. It’s equipped with great lighting and multiple workbenches. And with all the tools and equipment, he needed excellent storage. Olsen opted for heavy-duty steel cabinets he dug up on eBay. If you want your garage to be tidy, organized and looking good, you can’t go wrong with steel cabinets. And check out the garage floor. When he noticed Home Depot had a great deal on ceramic tile, he says he jumped on the opportunity to teach himself how to set tile and give his garage a more polished look. We think it’s a pretty sweet job.

If you’re looking for more ideas to help you turn your garage into a better organized space, where you can work and perhaps pass on the love of making and fixing stuff, you should check out the rest of these garages.

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