Garages are tremendously underutilized space. If you think about a two-car garage, it’s comparable to most kitchens in terms of square footage and therefore it’s very valuable, given residential real estate prices.
And yet people put their leftover cabinets and cast-off furniture into the garage, as well as so many other household items. In many cases, the family cars can no longer fit in the garage.
So with a good plan and the right components you can maximize your valuable garage storage space and enjoy using it. We often save people the expense of creating a shed, or of renting long-term storage lockers.
They need to consider a budget. They need to think about what are the big things that they want to store and how do they wish to use their garage?
We carry a variety of high-quality products, some only available from Garage Guru. We put together a plan for the homeowner using our Monkey Bars storage shelving, melamine or metal cabinets, slat wall storage products and Steadyrack bike racks to maximize use of space and to meet all storage needs. We also install overhead products like ceiling mount storage and pulley systems for bikes, kayaks, paddleboards and other items.
We have shelving that can hold 1000 lbs, cabinets that are constructed mostly of metal in order to weather our Vancouver climate, slat wall (PVC boards with shelves and many storage accessories to cover your wall, specialized bike storage that lets you store your bikes vertically on a wall without lifting them, and attractive, durable and cleanable floor coatings. By the time we are finished the estimate process, the client will have a plan for all of the big items needing storage, an understanding of traffic patterns that show where people walk and park within the garage, and a cost.
We go over pricing in detail in the estimate. People usually spend between $2000 to $5000 for garage storage — it varies greatly. We work within people’s budgets. Visit our showroom and we can discuss your project. We are here to help.
In the design process, we meet with the owner to discuss plans for the big items and the small. We develop a 3-D design and budget.
Yes. First, Garage Guru has a reputation for carrying attractive, quality storage product. After a garage makeover, the space generally looks terrific. Second, personal preference does play a role in garage storage: some people want their storage items hidden, and others like them viewable and easily accessible. It really comes down to budget, space and client needs. A lot of items in a garage don’t store easily, so we make sure we’ve dealt with them in the best way possible.
We are doing more rooms in the house now than ever before. Our products are being used in laundry rooms, mudrooms and closets. Our slat wall product has a closet line, which we are now carrying. It enables you to customize your closet anytime. For example when a child gets older and you want to move the hanging bar higher, it is easily done.
We are asked many questions: For example, we often hear the following:
“How can I make some sense out of the chaos that is my disorganized garage?”
“Is there some way for me to park my car in the garage and also maximize garage storage?”
“Where will all these things go?”
“Does Garage Guru install?”