I don’t think there is any longer a debate about the importance of Girl Garages and She Sheds. Pinterest has dozens of sites with images for girl garages, and TV shows like All Girls Garage on Velocity.com/TV re-enforce the concept that girls do, indeed, belong in the garage. From auto mechanics in red lipstick to moms who need a break to DIYers who need space to be creative. Girls are taking over their garages and Tailored Living® is helping.
Recently, Dana Nuesca, franchise owner of Tailored Living of Northern San Diego, met with TV reality star, Sasha Gates, to tame her chaotic garage into functional living space. Sasha confesses great frustration over the state of her garage: “I’m the type of person that likes to wear many different hats … but I never have time to organize my stuff. My way of organizing is taking everything that’s junky and throwing it into the garage. My garage is a crazy mess.”
Define needs and what will make your life easier
At the in-home consultation, Dana talked with Sasha about her specific needs for her garage and what would make her life easier. Then, styles and colors for cabinets and garage flooring were discussed and samples of finishes and flooring colors were reviewed.
- Sasha chose Pearl Gray PremierTrax flexible floor tiles for their easy-care durability.
- She wanted basically one color in the garage to streamline the look and chose a Silver Frost cabinet finish with stainless steel bar handles.
- Hiding clutter was important; enclosed floor-to-ceiling garage storage cabinets did the trick, including adjustable shelves to accommodate large and small items.
- A work bench with Slatwall panels, drawers and upper and lower cabinets keep tools handy and safely stored until needed for any DIY projects or to complete that “Honey-Do” list.
At the reveal, Sasha was all smiles and amazed at the transformation. “Before the reveal I was very discouraged, I didn’t think that there was any hope for my garage; I was embarrassed, I felt like a hoarder. [Now]I can’t even believe how amazing it looks. There’s so much storage space here that I don’t have to keep stuff in boxes anymore. It’s a whole new garage!” (See the garage transformation and reveal for Sasha Gates here.)
Girl Garages take many forms
For Sasha, organization and hiding clutter were a major concern, and her messy garage was causing everyday stress. For someone else, a Girl Garage could be:
- An exercise room for a good cardio workout or relaxing with Yoga
- A gardening corner with potting bench to propagate a new rose
- A wine-tasting bar to unwind with friends after a long day’s work
- A crafting and hobby center for creative expression
- An ultimate laundry room with all the bells and whistles
- Additional closet storage for seasonal wear and holiday decorations
- A bonus room to get the kids out of the house for a time, but still safely at home
Unlimited design for your perfect retreat
Custom garage storage cabinets come in many colors and finishes so you can get exactly the look you want, including red, black, white and simulated wood finishes. The range of cabinet styles includes floor-to-ceiling, upper and lower cabinets, integrated countertops, drawers or open shelving. Cabinets are designed to fit around appliances, doors, water heaters and even a stained glass window to capture all usable space. By getting the clutter into cabinets and out of the way, the garage is freed up for setting up a home gym, crafts and gift wrapping area, or quiet retreat for reading, watching movies or listening to music.
Built-in workbenches with storage for tools and accessories are any crafter’s, gardener’s or woodworker’s dream. Slatwall panels keep your tools close at hand and cabinets and drawers store and protect all your supplies and hide the mess. An in-process project can sit on the workbench until you have time to come back to it, you don’t have to store it away and lose time setting up whenever you have time for your hobbies.
Custom cabinets and a new PremierOne® epoxy floor in Decorative Texture, Stone, Elements, Stratus or Solids can completely transform your garage. The easy-care, durable floor will keep the garage cleaner and safer for you and your family. With tools and any hazardous products stored safely behind closed doors, you can be confident that your new garage is an ideal place for family activities.
If you’re ready to claim some valuable real estate for your Girl Garage, Tailored Living can ensure you’ll have the storage you need as well as space for your desired activities. “Grease Girl” Kristin Cline, who is restoring a 1955 Studebaker says, “It could just be my girlish imagination, but I’m pretty sure that when it comes to being in the garage, girls really do have more fun.”
Call 866-641-8958 (US) or 866-973-8221 (CAN) today to schedule a free, in-home consultation or go online to www.tailoredliving.com to find a designer near you. They can handle your garage makeover or assist with whole home organization and storage solutions for de-cluttering closets, home offices, pantries, laundry rooms, and more, for stress-free living.
For more on Girl Garages, check out Garage Ideas to Create the Perfect Girl Garage