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Clean Sweep: Do-It-Yourself Strategies from Garage-Storage Pros

Make room for the cars and corral the clutter with DIY strategies from the garage-storage pros.

By Sarah Stebbins

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Full-Scale Renovation

Finally the couple signed up for a full-scale custom garage renovation, complete with hooks, racks, and cupboards that clip onto paneled walls. For the busy Cole clan, calling in the experts was key, but do-it-yourselfers can achieve a similar look by following the advice, outlined here, of GarageTek's Marc Shuman, whose company designed and executed the redo. This family's verdict: "We finally have an entrance to our home we can be proud of," says Laura. Not to mention a killer pair of parking spaces.

The Cost of Going Custom

Depending on location, GarageTek charges approximately $30-$40 per square foot for its tiled polypropylene flooring and slatted PVC walls. Accessories are sold separately. The company will do the floor, one wall of cabinets, hooks, and shelves (average price: $3,000) or the entire garage. Most projects cost about $8,000; a consultation and estimate are free. For more information, visit

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