CASE STUDY: LIVING LARGE
Assigning a job to each wall of the garage gives this one-car space smart function and style—plus room to actually park the car inside.
New storage makes the most of a one- car garage.
SOLUTIONS determined not to let their garage
become a dumping ground, Kate and Dave worked with professional organizer Deborah Cabral (see bio in “Meet the Pros” on page 90) to maximize the storage capabilities of each wall in their one-car structure.
One of the first things to go was a traditional overhead garage door opener. For this slim space, the couple instead opted for a wall-mount opener, which freed up room at the ceiling to install a pair of storage lifts for bulky and seasonal items.
Each wall is organized by function. A sports zone houses the family’s bikes, scooters, basketballs, and camping chairs.
“Toss ripped, stained, or unusable items. Organize remaining items into three categories: keep, relocate, and donate or sell.” — DEBORAH CABRAL, PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZER