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.  

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

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.

Mint green accent wall, seen from the side in a garage
Mint accent wall in garage, seen from the side

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.

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Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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