A Garage Overhaul With Epoxy Flooring

Todd and Claire West want to free up some space in their garage so it can look nice and be more efficient. In addition, Todd plans to use the space to park a classic car he’s been working on.

Unorganized garage, seen before a renovation

First, we removed items from the garage, storing some in the shed and donating or giving away any items the Wests didn’t plan on keeping.

Not sure what to do with some of your extra stuff, but just know you want to get rid of it? Create a sidewalk marketplace for it — and mark everything ‘free!’ That’s a surefire way to get it out of your house and free up storage. And that worked like a charm for Todd and Claire.

Man sands cabinets outdoors in a neighborhood
We sanded the cabinets to put them in better shape and painted them for a consistent look.

Rework All Cabinetry

The Wests have some nice cabinets, but we need to sand them to get them in better shape, paint them a consistent color and carefully choose items to store in them. The goal is to keep this place neat and clean, so most of the stuff that invaded this space before is headed to the shed.  

Cabinets that have been painted
A new coat of paint made all of the difference for these cabinets!

By adding a new coat of paint, the cabinets look brand new and are ready to store the West’s belongings!

The garage floor before was unattractive and stained in multiple areas.

Complete Floor Coating

The concrete floor was pretty beat up and stained when we first saw it. We knew there was one stylish solution for it: Daich Coatings. We were able to roll on epoxy coating and sprinkle some chips on it for variety and interest. It couldn’t be easier, but it made an instant impact.

Epoxy floor coating from Daich Coatings
This floor’s sprinkled chips help hide the concrete’s imperfections and make the floor more attractive.

Chelsea Lipford Wolf painting a homeowner's garage wall
Adding an accent wall to the garage gives it a pop of color and personality!

Paint the Walls and Ceiling

The floor wasn’t the only thing worse for the wear. The walls and ceiling needed some fresh coats of paint. So, we patched the drywall and tackled that project, selecting a minty accent wall at the entrance to contrast with the gray walls and white ceiling.

Accent wall in homeowner's garage
Mint accent wall in the garage.

After the paint is dry, the homeowners can enjoy their new garage and show a bit of personality with the accent wall!

Production Thoughts

Danny Lipford and Chelsea Lipford Wolf with homeowners

Todd and Claire’s garage is the primary entrance for most of their visitors, but after years of adding stuff without any organization, it had become a dark, chaotic jungle of car parts and kitchen overflow.

There was very little room to park a car and nothing to welcome their guests into the always open garage. Now the room is lighter and brighter thanks to the new color on the walls and the windows we found buried behind all the stuff.

The epoxy floor coating also brightens the space and gives it a much cleaner look and feel. Repainting the existing cabinets and freezer helped clean up the room and make it feel more intentional than accidental.

Plus there’s plenty of room for both Claire and Todd’s hobbies and a car, whether that’s hers or the beloved GTO. And the best part? We did it all with less than $800 in materials!

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