BEFORE and AFTER: Garage Makeover

Right now, the world feels like it's upside down. It almost seems trivial to talk about closet or garage organization, but you know what? To me, it's actually helped in ways I could never have imagined. It's lowered my anxiety and I feel less overwhelmed. These days, that's priceless.

You may remember when I posted about the suffocating clutter in my garage and my need for professional organization and garage design. Before you see the BEFORE pictures, keep in mind, I'm a clean freak and practically military about how everything needs to be organized and in its place. So even though some may not think my garage was that bad, trust me when I say, I did! --> MORE PICS HERE

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When I had my consultation with California Closets and met with a phenomenal professional closet and garage designer/organizer named Shannon, I immediately knew she could help me! I needed a vision that I'm just not creative enough to come up with on my own. Just look at some of the work they've done all around Tampa!

First, she came over for a free consultation and measured everything, then I went and saw their showroom in Tampa full of the most gorgeous designs and accessories for garages, closets, entertainment centers, home offices and even kitchens! Check out their SHOWROOM here

In less than a week, she created a digital design with the most beautiful woods and colors and accessories to choose from based on my garage and my needs.

MY DESIGN BLOG HERE

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When my installation date came, I was expecting a BIG, inconvenient situation happening in my garage and driveway for at least two days.

It couldn't have been more different. I came home from work. Two very pleasant guys were setting up on a cleaner surface than my own husband would have had.

Talk about white glove service. They laid out blankets so as not to scratch anything. Keep in mind, my garage floor is about as junked up as it could possibly be but they were respectful of it nonetheless.

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They had smiles on their faces and were so efficient! It only took them probably 4-6 hours if you can even believe it!

Before the kids even got home from school, my garage went

FROM THIS:

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TO THIS:

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I asked the guys to get their picture because I was so happy with the work!

Italian designed and inspired wall tracks with high quality cashmere wood cabinets and ash colored countertops. Silent close cabinets and drawers. Everything was so sturdy! And I love how nothing is touching the floor. It's all raised so should a flood or water damage occur, your California Closets investment is safe! Plus, you can even shove more stuff underneath! I went with rubbed bronze handles and coat hooks.

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But, by far, my favorite part of the garage organization and overall design is something that Shannon suggested...the mud bench for the kids rain coats and shoes! It's AMAZING! I had to pop a bottle of champagne because it was truly a celebration!

And it's been a few weeks now and the kids are actually keeping their shoes there! They put their helmets in the basket after riding bikes. The organization has helped my anxiety and a clutter-free space really is a clutter-free mind!

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I can't recommend at least getting that free consultation enough! I learned so much about how many options there are! California Closets does just about everything!

Next, I've already got my eye on the game room/office designs!

Check out their Instagram page below for more Tampa Bay work!

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