Garage storage ideas to maximise space

Garages have great storage potential, but most people are not taking advantage of this.

Whether your garage is spacious or has limited space, there’s many options to maximise the area to give you more storage space for personal items or equipment.

It’s important to be aware of innovative garage storage ideas for your own home.

At Broadmark Doors, we are committed to helping you find storage solutions that work for you. Here are the best garage storage ideas to maximise your space:

Garage storage ideas

Make the most of vertical space with wall shelves

Utilising vertical space (wall space) alongside your floor space is a great way to oragnise your garage.

Adding garage shelves to your walls means you can store smaller items such as cleaning supplies and power tools, and you can even install racks for sports equipment or to hang bikes.

Wall mounted shelves are a great option for your garage, and metal shelving units are robust and can hold a lot of weight.

Storage cabinets

If shelving isn’t your thing, why not try garage storage cabinets? There are plenty of tall cabinets on the market, that take up minimal floor space and instead utilise more of the available vertical space.

These can be used to store less aet

You can also mount hooks to your walls to hang sports gear or larger garden tools. Heavy duty hooks are particularly good for holding heavy sporting equipment such as golf bags, or large power tools.

Garage shelves, hat rack, diy projects

Utilise your floor space

When it comes to garage storage ideas, the obvious choice is utilising floor space.

If you don’t want to use up too much wall space, there’s plenty of options for maximising your garage floor, such as storage cabinets. If you want to hang clothes in your garage, cupboards with closet space are great when it comes to garage storage ideas.

While clear storage bins are arguably not the most aesthetically pleasing, there is a range of storage bins in different shapes, sizes, and colours on the market.

Plastic bins are most often stackable, making them an excellent solution for saving space in your garage. Small bins can be easily stacked and tucked into corners, placed along your garage wall, or used in combination with wire shelving to hide items you don’t want on display (such as gardening tools or garden supplies).

Plastic bins are a great alternative to boxes, as they keep your belongings dry, which is ideal for sports equipment, outdoor gear, or holiday decorations.

Consider overhead storage space

This is something that gets missed a lot – but a great way to really make the most of your garage space is by utilising your garage ceiling!

Overhead storage such as garage ceiling racks and hooks can store items that are used less frequently, and they can make your space feel so much larger.

Using your ceiling space is a smart, space-efficient option, which can provide small garages especially with that much needed extra space.

Overhead storage is suitable for most garage types, however if you have a door that requires some ceiling space (such as a sectional door), this may not be an option for you.

Install a track system

When it comes to garage storage ideas, it doesn’t get much better than track systems.

A track system is a versatile, adaptable storage system which can be easily installed along your wall.

Wall-mounted track systems can hold an impressive amount of items, including large, heavy sports gear.

You can add more hooks to the system to create more places to hang belongings. Whether you have tons of belongings or just want to hang a few things out of the way, this could be a great option.

Garage organization ideas

Alongside implementing garage storage ideas, maintaining an organized garage is essential for maximising space.

Avoiding building up messy corners and collecting all the stuff you’ll never use helps in the long run. This also allows you to have easy access to your supplies.

Not every garage organisation idea is suitable for every garage, which is why it’s important to spend time considering your personal requirements.

Store larger/more frequently used items near the garage door

Keeping large gardening tools (such as lawnmowers) near your door means you have easy access to them, and you don’t have to rummage through your organised items to use them.

Use all the available space in your garage

This may sound simple, but when it comes to space-efficiency, it’s important to think outside the box.

Strategic placement of storage containers and items will make your space feel significantly bigger.

If floor space isn’t an issue for you, consider a large storage cabinet to store items that might have previously been kept untidy. Even having all your miscellaneous items in one place can be useful.

Hire a professional organizer

This one may seem a little drastic – but hiring someone to do the hard work for you can be a great way to get on top of your garage organization.

An organized garage is easy to maintain once the work’s been done, so if you’re feeling overwhelmed with your messy garage, this could be the best start for you.

Change up your garage door

In some cases, certain door types can take up a lot of your much needed space.

If you’re stuck with a door that doesn’t suit your garage storage requirements, it may be time for a new one.

Roller doors roll up vertically into a compact space above the opening, allowing you to keep all of your ceiling and floor space.

Roller garage door to maximise space, by Broadmark Doors

Why choose us?

Choosing a new garage door isn’t easy. With so many options on the market, it’s important to weigh up all of your options.

This is where we come in.

At Broadmark Doors, we believe that our huge range of garage doors offer the best value for money in terms of quality, installation, and after-sales service in the whole of the West Midlands region, and we work hard to maintain these standards.

In addition, we offer up to 10 months interest-free credit. Take a look at our FAQs for more benefits, including up to a 10-year guarantee on certain door types.

So, if you’re looking for a new door, you can be rest assured you’ve come to the right place.

Broadmark Doors, West Midlands

How we work

Ensuring we provide you with the best service possible is important to us, and that’s why we like to make the process stress-free and simple.

Firstly, we arrange a free survey to assess your personal requirements. You can request your free survey via our website, or contact us on 01384 889779 to arrange a time that suits you.

Once we have an agreed time and date, one of our professional team members visits your home, and provides a same-day quote.

We then install your new door at a time that suits you.

Our team are always on-hand to answer any questions you have following your door installation. We offer our customers superior quality and 5-star customer service from enquiry to installation, and beyond.


To summarise, there are many solutions to maximise your garage space, but it’s best to consider what’s best for your own garage.

Whether your goal is to make your garage feel a little more spacious, or to find storage solutions for large items such as sports equipment, Boradmark Doors are here to help.

We hope our recommendations have given you a new garage organization idea, and provided you with tips to make the most out of your garage.


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