5 New Homes Ottawa Garage Storage Ideas on a Budget  

December 01 08:29 2017 Print This Article

If you have been searching for new homes Ottawa might be just what you’ve been looking for. Why? Because Ottawa is economically stable, has plenty of green space, culture, one of the lowest large city crime rates in Canada, and the housing prices can’t be beaten.

After you’ve viewed your fill of new homes Ottawa has some great resources to help you turn your new house into a home. One of the most challenging things people face after buying a home is how to make the most of the space they have.

Here are five budget-friendly garage storage ideas that will help you turn your new home into a well-oiled machine.

  1. Utilize Your Garage Ceiling

Buy some lumber and build some rungs (similar to how your garage door rungs look and work) shaped like an “I” and attach them to your ceiling. Then buy some storage bins, fill them, then slide them between the rungs you built. This is a great way to create suspended storage.

  1. PVC Storage Rack

This idea uses small cut portions of PVC pipe that you attach to a board one right next to the other until you have a row of them. Then you attach that board to your garage wall. You can then take your shovels, rakes, brooms, and anything else with a long handle and insert them upright into the cut PVC pipe openings. This is the perfect way to store these types of items because it doesn’t take up much space and makes them easy to find and access when you need them.

  1. Folding Garage Workbench

If you want to preserve as much space in your garage as possible, why not install a folding garage workbench to the wall? This is a super simple idea. You’ll need to buy a large board, hinges, and some 2x4s. Attach the hinges to the board and the 2×4, then attach the 2×4 to the wall and cut the other 2×4 into folding legs to support it when it’s in the down position. The finished product will look like a door with legs that you’ve hung on the wall horizontally.

  1. PVC Storage Bins

PVC can be used in so many different ways. You can take the leftover PVC pieces you had from the project we mentioned above and turn them into wall bins for a quick and easy storage solution. All you need is PVC, screws and a pegboard which can also be used for additional organization and storage ideas.

  1. Hanging Shoe Organizer

Plastic hanging shoe organizers are a perfect storage solution for your garage. You can store your spray paint cans in them, paper towels, cleaning products, and pretty much anything else you need to store. These are cheap and they don’t take up much space, but will provide you with a way to organize all those small items that seem to get shoved into various nooks in a garage and are then hard to find and access when you need them.

The Bottom Line

There are so many unique garage storage ideas out there that will help you keep your new home neat, clean, and well-organized. Over time, your belongings will begin to accumulate, so finding ways to utilize the space you have is the best way to make sure you have a place for everything as your storage needs grow.


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