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Old 09-01-2013, 04:54 PM   #1
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I recently moved into a new-ish construction home (less than 2 years old). I inherited a "finished" garage (i.e. drywalled and floated). It came with a giant ass "Shelf" that the previous owner built. And suspended shelves from the ceiling

In this picture it's partially down:



I've since taken that down. Haven't gotten to the suspended shelves yet but I will.

Here is the rest of the garage:











Please excuse the mess, again, I just moved in. For the time being the lawn equipment will be in the garage (looking for a shed as we speak). Once I get that, the lawn equipment will go.

I'm looking for suggestions on where to put the cabinets and work benches etc. I already have the color scheme down. The bottom half will be a medium grey (think Ashen Grey) in full gloss (water resistant), the top half will either be full gloss white or a full gloss lighter grey. In the middle of the two colors will be a North Wester style stripe pattern in Orange. Here is an example of the stripe pattern:



The floor will also epoxied. Probably sometime next spring/summer.

So with all that said: lets have at it with the suggestions.

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Old 09-01-2013, 05:06 PM   #2
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where is the Kegerator
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Old 09-01-2013, 05:25 PM   #3
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where is the Kegerator
The garage needs more outlets for that. That's on the list though
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:36 AM   #4
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Nice to start off with a blank canvas. This is what i did to mine. I think the cabnits would look great with your colors.


If you like them, i got them at Home Depot
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Old 09-02-2013, 03:45 AM   #5
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The suspended shelves are a good idea for those long term but needed items like Christmas decorations. I'd think twice before taking them down. Just my opinion.
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:16 AM   #6
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The suspended shelves are a good idea for those long term but needed items like Christmas decorations. I'd think twice before taking them down. Just my opinion.
I may just relocate them. I'm not very comfortable with something hanging over the Camaro.

Also there's room in the basement for storage of heist mad and Halloween decorations.
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are the shelves secured to the ceiling good?
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:13 AM   #8
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are the shelves secured to the ceiling good?
It appears to be
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:18 AM   #9
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Hey Casperadub70 I put the same cabinets in my garage....the quality of them are pretty good for the price.
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Here are a couple of pics of how my garage turned out....
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:32 PM   #11
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Thanks for the pics Dave. Those are great.
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Take a look at Gladiator cabinets made by Whirlpool. I believe they're sold at Sears.
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OP my garage is the same as well. (Dry walls and a mock shelving left by previous owner. Curious to see your set up when you get started. I'm subscribed


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The only thing I was able to do before it got too cold was put primer on the walls and finish repairing the holes from the shelving unit. Over the winter I'm going to insulate the ceiling (I can access the crawl space from my closet) and change the ceiling sockets to outlets so I can get 4 T5HO fixtures. While doing that I will explore getting cable into the garage.

The actual painting will have to wait until after I get my new shed with my tax return cause I need a place to put all my lawn stuff.

After that I will paint and have the floor expoxied. After that I will get my work bench and cabinets.

After the eagles game is over ill post some photos of how it stands now.
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