How To Make The Most Of Your Small Garage Space

Real Estate Technology with Husky Marketing

It is indeed a challenge to work with a small garage when you need space for your tools, outdoor gear, workout gear, and car. However, some space-saving tricks can help make the space functional and give you enough room for all that you need. Let’s take a look at the different ways you can make the most of the available garage space.

Use the wall space  

You can make the most of the space available on the wall by adding brackets, hooks, or wire shelves to it. This will help you hold everything from camping gear to power tools. When you use the walls to make a home for your items, it will reduce the wastage of space and allow you to get rid of the large storage containers that take up a lot of floor space. 

Use overhead storage racks 

You can easily find overhead storage racks from that fit your requirements. They are ideal for keeping items you seldom use, like holiday decorations, and it will reduce the clutter on the floor and make your small garage look tidy and well-organized. 

Organize the sports gear

Many people tend to keep their sports equipment in the garage, which can take up a lot of space on the floor. Items like helmets, balls, bats, and gloves can give quick access to the garage, but you can use a cubby system to keep everything organized. You can buy a square cubby that is large enough to fit all the items, and it will allow you to store everything off the ground and leave you with more room. 

Use a tool tower

All homeowners know that yard work comes with homeownership, and this is something you cannot avoid at any cost. If you want to get the job done well, you will need some tools, and they do take up a lot of space if not organized well. Hence, use a tool tower to prevent the tools with long handles from falling or cluttering the garage. 

Pegboards can be your best friend

Woodworkers often have a setup with tools or a workbench in the garage. It is a functional space but can also become bulky and big. A big work area is not a good idea if you have a small garage. So, to keep it organized and tidy, you can use pegboards. It reduces the amount of space the workspace takes up and gives you access to all that you need. Wall-mounted pegboards can be used to hang safety equipment and tools. 

Upgrade the paint, flooring, and light

You can create an illusion of a larger room by choosing specific paint colors for the garage. Light colors can help the space look larger, and if you paint the ceiling and walls with the same color, it will look even better. Even glossier paint has a better effect than flatter paints, and it will create the illusion of a larger space. That said, lighting upgrades can make a small garage look bigger. Choose a few small lights and add them to the ceiling instead of having one single overhead light fixture. It will provide better coverage and will make the room look bigger. You can also consider changing the flooring to make the space look new and fresh. Opt for a new floor coating that blends well with the rest of the decor to make the small space look bigger. 

Keep the space clean

Remember to clean the garage from time to time, and it will look great. This will also help ensure that you do not lose space to unwanted or old items. Try to take time and go through the garage regularly and donate or throw away anything you do not need. It might seem like a hassle to clean the garage regularly, but it will take less time if you are consistent with it. Cleaning up can be a pain if cluttered for months at a stretch.

Create an outdoor storage space

Gardening tools or yard maintenance supplies can also be stored outside the garage. If the weather gets nasty, you can invest in an outdoor storage cabinet to have a safe space for your tools. You can keep the pots, gloves, or soil in this storage space. This will provide a lot of garage space and keep the items secure and safe. 

A small garage does not mean you cannot store everything you own. However, it should not become a dumping yard for the family. Remember to clean it from time to time, and always keep in mind that the space is for your car. Use these tips to make the most of the available space and ensure that everything is right where you need it.

Comments (7)

Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD - Vail, CO
Paddy Deighan J.D. Ph.D

very useful article...garages seem to be getting smaller and I have noticed some very creative solutions

Dec 06, 2022 12:50 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Tommy - our stuff has the potential to overwhelm so maximizing any space is a smart idea.  Maximation can mean minimizing stress of many sorts.  

Dec 06, 2022 01:38 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Tommy Wyher I have a small one car garage, so this is useful information for me.

Dec 06, 2022 01:53 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Tommy Wyher these are very valuable list of tips for how to make the most of a small garage space.

Dec 06, 2022 02:43 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker
Great information, thanks for sharing.  I hope you have a great day.
Dec 07, 2022 04:17 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Tommy and great information to share with us here in the Rain.  Make it a great day!


Dec 07, 2022 09:09 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great post!  Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day!

Dec 15, 2022 06:37 AM