Garage Makeover Ideas & Projects

When you live in a small house, sometimes the garage is your only source of good storage. What do you store there?  Just. About. Everything. It’s not just holiday lights and the lawn mower when your have a smaller space… It’s Costco purchases and out of season clothes, your good set of china for parties, and your decorating and craft supplies. The list goes on… However, it’s also easy for the garage to fall into organizing chaos. Out of sight, out of mind, right? Been there! But you can take control, and make over that space to help take the clutter pressure off the indoor living areas. These garage makeover ideas & projects will have you organizing and storing with everything in it’s place!




Our feature project is from ‘Garage Designs‘. They use a slatted siding system, where you can add hooks at any point between the slats, and move when necessary. If  you don’t want to pay for a design company to install this kind of a system, you could DIY this with a similar product, or use the same idea using heavy duty pegboard

Garage Makeover Projects 9


Kim at ‘The Kim Six Fix‘ did this entire garage makeover herself, totally DIY! She even has a mudroom next to the door! I love how she walks you through her whole planning process, which I think is key… (Truth. Mine kinda looks like her before right now, even as I write this post on garage organizing. Hmmm…)

Garage from outside


For less than $20, Maryann (ok, Maryann’s hubby!) at ‘Domestically Speaking‘ did this DIY garage door makeover with stain in about 3 hours. I happen to have one of those boring white garage doors. Wonder if we can find stain to match our trim…  Steve? 🙂



Want to go another direction with  your garage doors? Eliesa at ‘A Pinterest Addict‘ teaches you how to create a faux carriage garage door with her tutorial! If your home is more traditional, this is a great look, and she did it for $4!



Is your garage floor pretty disgusting from oil, dirt and grime? Or do you just want to keep it from getting that way? Invest in an interlocking tile system, like this one from ‘Modutile‘. Looks great, it’s slip resistant and stain resistant. Oh, and it looks cool.



Here is another complete garage makeover by Jen from ‘I Heart Organizing‘. You have to click through and check out all the photos of the details… She found storage for just about everything! Another great mudroom by the door and I love the outdoor toy storage solutions. If I have to search for our Bocce ball set one more time… Lots and lots of pics!





Another DIY garage mudroom from Taryn at ‘Design, Dining and Diapers‘… You know, I attempted a lame version of this… I got my kids to enter through the side garage door, use rugs for wiping feet, placed judiciously, and hung hooks and made room for shoes just inside the door in the laundry room. The exact same jackets (the ones no one wears, apparently!) are still hanging there, 4 years later. Ug. Gotta do something cool like this!



Learn about the 6 zones for garage organization, from ‘Easy Closets‘… #1? The transition zone…hence the mudroom ideas above! Read for more info on how to zone your space for maximum efficiency.



From ‘Marissa Garr‘, another take on the DIY faux carriage doors… they did this without the faux windows of the project above, but it was a very cheap and fast project that made a big difference!

PicMonkey Collage garage door


Last we have this genius idea for a workbench in what is probably already a space limited garage. This foldable workbench from ”Bench Solution‘ takes up less than 4 inches of space when folded down!


These garage makeover ideas will help you get organized and be able to store everything you need to! We think you will also love our posts on DIY Garage Storage Ideas and How to Hide the Ugly Outdoor Eyesores!

Image Credits: Garage Designs, Kim Six Fix, Domestically Speaking, Pinterest Addict, Modutile, I Heart Organizing, Design Dining and Diapers, Easy Closets, GarrDen of Love, Bench Solution
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Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates & Steve Bates (co-owners) – Woodard Bates Media LLC consisting of three blogs:, and

Kathy Bates’ previous writing credits include:

Former home decorating expert for Lifetime TV, Galtime and Country Woman Magazine.

Her book spent time at #1 on Amazon’s Home & Garden Topseller List in 2002.

Published or featured in numerous national publications, including:

Country Sampler’s Decorating Ideas magazine, Woman’s Day magazine, HGTV, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Marketwatch, Decorating Solutions magazine, Decorating Ideas magazine, The Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, Kansas City News, The Oklahoman, Akron Beacon Journal, Pensacola News Journal and The Telegraph.


  1. Thomas
    October 29, 2017 / 8:26 am

    Great post! Have nice day ! 🙂 tndhy

  2. Sam
    March 16, 2017 / 10:49 am

    Can you get just the brackets and make your own top? I would rather make my own table top.

  3. March 15, 2017 / 11:07 pm

    Awesome garage makeover! Happy for you accomplished it without spending too much. I also started my own garage makeover project at home, and I was happy having an epoxy flooring. It’s beautiful, easy to maintain and durable. Glad I opted for it. You might want to consider it for your basement or commercial space. Anyway, thanks for sharing!

  4. Sir Austin
    December 25, 2016 / 11:06 am

    That foldable workbench is sweet!

  5. Larry Anderson
    March 13, 2016 / 6:39 am

    Where did u get the racks that hang from the ceiling?

    • Kathy Woodard
      June 23, 2016 / 9:04 am

      Sorry, it isn’t our project so we don’t have that info… Wish we could have been more help!

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