10 Genius Storage Hacks for Your One-Car Metal Garage

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10 Genius Storage Hacks for Your One-Car Metal Garage

10 Genius Storage Hacks for Your One-Car Metal Garage
  • March 14, 2024

Having a one car garage comes with its own challenges. One must figure out how to incorporate parking a car and storing items. So, why get into tough situations of choosing between parking or storing stuff? Yes, you can have the best of both worlds. Now, you may be wondering how is that possible. Relax, because we have compiled some genius storage ideas for your one car steel garage. Take a peek below for excellent ideas waiting for you to explore.

Here Are Top 10 Storage Hacks For People With One Car Garage

1. Using Sidewalls

Your garage sidewalls are just standing there waiting to be explored with multiple options. Let’s have a look at some of them below.

a. Vertical racks or shelves

These can be screwed to your metal sidewalls. Always opt for vertical tiered shelves and racks. It will take less space, and you can stack items on it. Open racks are better than closed cabinets as the latter tend to take up more space and make the whole garage appear tiny.

b. Hooks

You can buy sturdy hooks from online stores or from your local hardware shop. Install these on your walls. You can use peel & stick hooks to hang lighter items. You will need to drill into the walls for heavier stuff, such as baby cars, shovels, garden racks, or bicycles.

c. Pegboards

Do you have repair & fixing tools such as drills, saws, screwdrivers, hammers, flashlights, utility knives, pliers, or tape measures? Get a pegboard. These are excellent options as they keep items organized and on display at the same time. Also, it keeps items away from the floor.

If you have kids around, you can install the pegboard at a height. They can’t reach to prevent any accidents.

d. Magnetic Boards

Apart from pegboards, magnetic boards are a great option for you as you can stick any metal objects to them. When buying, get a sturdy magnetic board with a strong grip. They will last long.  

2. Declutter Your Floor Space

The fewer items are on the floor, the more free space one gets in single car garages. So, as much as possible, keep all items either hung on a hook, in a basket, or on the shelves.

3. Using Roof Section

When buying a one car prefab garage, ensure you get a load-bearing roof. This will allow you to install an overhead storage rack. You can use it to keep stuff from seasonal gear to holiday items. However, do not go overboard and stuff items more than the weight they can carry. This may cause damage, or even worse, the entire roof can collapse.

4. Bins Instead Of Cabinets

Americans love to have cabinet space, but for a one car steel garage, cabinets will just take up a lot of space and make the entire area look crowded. Instead, we suggest you opt for bins or baskets. You can buy one with a cover or lid. If you frequently use items stored in it, you can get a transparent one or simply label it.

Open storage will make your single car garage look bigger than it actually is. You can keep all electronics in one bin and arrange batteries in the other.

5. Behind Walk-In Door Space

If you have a walk-in door installed, get some hooks that you can fix behind the door. You can hang regular gardening tools or your hats & caps. In case you are looking for singles car garages with roll-up doors and walk-in doors, contact Viking Metal Garages. We sell some of the best one car garages at a reasonable price. You can contact our team if you want a garage exclusively to fit your space.

6. Using Window’s Sill Area

Oftentimes, this area goes unnoticed by many people. If you have windows in your one car garage, you can use the window’s sill area to keep potted plants holding your books and other small stuff. If your window sill area is broader, you can use it for sitting space. Alternatively, you can use wall-mounted seating to save space in your house & your parking area.

7. The Nook Area

Another area that is overlooked and often remains empty is the nooks. You can get triangular tiered shelves and install them vertically. It will hold your items off the ground. You can go for glass or metal shelves. They are readily available on online e-commerce websites. You can even get them from a local store.

8. Double Duty Furniture

If you are going to spend a few hours of your weekends in the garage, consider getting a chair with built-in storage in it. They are great and can be used at home as well.

9. Light Color Indoor

Now, this has nothing directly to do with storage, but you must consider lighter indoor colors if you have a small space. This will reflect the most light and make your room appear brighter and larger. Light colors are the best choice if you live in a tropical climate.

10. Fold down desk

You can use a fold-down desk as a workspace. When not in use, they can simply be folded to the wall, which will free up space. If you think a bit more creatively, you can fix them to the wall vertically, one on top of the other. The lower ones can be used as desks, and the higher ones can be used as storage racks.

Come Up With Your Own Creative Ideas

We encourage you to come up with something new and unheard of. Your one car steel garage does not have to be boring or dull. You can add life to it by filling it with your creativity in your own unique style. Creativity in coordination with practicality will make even your neighbors envy.

Making your garage hold your car and stuff has never been so easy. Call Viking Steel Garages for pricing in your area of installation. We even offer various customization features along with 10+ color options. You can match them with your existing home to give a seamless appeal, camouflage it, or make it stand out from the background. Call (704)-741-1587 today for a quote.