Special Report: New Garage
Bill Duplisea of Garagetek has a solution. His company specializes in sprucing up cluttered garage space. Looking at a messy garage in Wellesly Bill says "We have everything all over the floor. We’re basically utilizing the floor space when we could be utilizing the wall space."
The move from floor to wall takes a carpenter one day to complete. The key is in specialized wall panels.
"It’s a slat wall system, and that allows all of our various accessories that we have to be hooked onto a wall," says Duplisea…"To show you the simplicity how everything moves. Just take this basket, I want to relocate it. It relocates in seconds." It’s all thanks to the organizational system.
This way—every inch of wall space can hold something. Bikes, skateboards, tools, even a gym locker.
"What you [have] here are our wall cabinets, we have them in various sizes, and again this can be tipped up and moved anywhere on the wall," Duplisea says, showing off various methods to clean up the clutter thanks to his orderly process.
The garage before and after is astonishing. The finished product completely transforms the space because of the simple system. The ‘makeover’ costs between six and seven thousand dollars for a two-car garage. For a fraction of the price, you can order only one or two walls to be done.
For do-it-yourselfers, similar products are available at home improvement and department stores. As for one homeowner who had her garage renovated says, "It’s transformed. It’s amazing, yeah I didn’t think it was possible that I could walk from my car to the door without tripping."
From squalor to splendor all in a day’s work.
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