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Old 06-08-2011, 05:49 AM
 
Location: Schaumburg
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Has anyone ever hired a company to epoxy the garage floor and put up organzation bins/storage on walls?

My mother had to move in with my recently due to her illness and she is unable to live alone anymore. I have 2 kids as well,s o the 4 of us are living in a 3 br home with no basement. It's an older home so no walk- in closets. Plus, I gave up my bedroom to my mom (medical equipment in there now) and took everything of mine out of thos closets. I am able to make do sharing my sons closet space (thank God for the Elfa shelving from the Container Store!), but the garage is a mess, and putting stuff in separate boxes isn't working.

So, now, the only way to get storage, is the 1 car garage. It was never fully finished --the insulation is exposed--so I would first need someone to finish the walls first.

So, has anyone done this? And if so, any advice?
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Old 06-08-2011, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I've never hired someone to do it, but I've been hired to do it a few times.

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Get estimates from several sources. The specialty stores may not be the cheapest. Find a good local handyman and see what he can do for you. Also, you don't have to go with the storage cabinets. In a finished garage you can use regular cabinets, or have someone build cabinets for you.
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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Look on Craig's list for used kitchen cabinets from a remodel. Many will be perfectly good for a garage.
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Old 06-08-2011, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Schaumburg
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I already have the old kitchen cabinets from my house that someone had placed in the garage. they're awful for storage, plus I can't put any other vertical shelving/storage bins because they block them.

I really just want to rip out the old cabinets, sell them on craigslist and/or give them away, and put up new shelving from anywhere cheap.

I do think I will hire a handyman to at least put up the wall in the garage.
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Old 06-08-2011, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Just remember that storing stuff in a garage is not like the closet in a bedroom. Garage space is typically not conditioned space- mold, mildew, and other funky things can takeover prized possessions when stored improperly.
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