Home Tour Series: Garage
home & garden
I’m pretty stoked about our garage; it used to doubles as a man cave for my buddies and me, but last year I completely revamped our shed and turned it into the ultimate man cave! The garage is a dedicated space where I can work on my truck in the evenings, and it’s also a great spot to store my Yeti swag and my tools!
Cleaning both of our vehicles in our garage is really handy as we have a built-in vacuum port on both sides of the garage, and I made sure to install a waterproof floorboard and caulked it so no water would leak up into the drywall. We also have a floor drain in our garage which is perfect for not only washing our vehicles but for those times when we pull in with a snow-covered roof in the winter. It can easily melt and drain away without puddling in the middle of our floor.
One of my favourite parts of the garage is that I have LED undercabinet lighting on my workbench, and we have these sweet LED shop lights from Sylvania, which are about an inch thin! I find them to be the best lights ever!!
We went with the same paint colour in our garage as we did in our home which is Cloud Cover by Benjamin Moore. The hardware on the cabinets are the Brass Bar Pulls in flat black from Schaub! I also went with the Liftmaster MyQ garage door opener which allows me to open and close our garage door with my iPhone!!
Thankfully we have quite a bit of storage thanks to the team at Stor-X for their awesome storage system! We made sure to install an ice machine and an additional fridge and freezer here in the garage which comes in so handy in the summer months and when we’re entertaining!
Side note, if you followed along with Jill’s Instagram stories a few years ago, you’ll know that I spent a few solid evenings working hard to get the garage all ready for the house photoshoot which included me painting the garage floor. We purchased some garage floor paint from Behr and I followed the instructions to a T but, unfortunately, it’s already starting to lift and peel.
While we don’t recommend purchasing this product (until they work out the kinks!), I will definitely applaud their customer service as they were so great to talk to and they went ahead and gave us a full refund! You gotta love that!
If we decide to tackle the garage floor again, I think this time around we will just hire a professional company to come in and do it which will also knock off a task from my to-do list which I can’t complain about!
It’s safe to say, this definitely is one of my favourite spaces in our home other than my man cave, of course!
LED Lights: Sylvania
Electrical: Bridge Energy
Storage System: Stor-X
Cabinet Hardware: Schaub
Paint: Benjamin Moore Kelowna
Jill and I were so excited to work with all of the above-mentioned companies throughout our renovation and we’re so grateful for partnering with some of them on this huge project of ours!!!