It’s been exactly 6 years since we completely overhauled our main garage with the fabulous MonkeyBars storage system and epoxy garage floor coating… and as you can see by the pictures below, this renovation has definitely held up after lots and lots of use and abuse!
It was a dream of ours to eventually renovate our garage with an off-the-floor organizational system and the epoxy floor coating, but we didn’t think we would be able to do it so soon — especially with all the other projects we had going on at the time (we had just finished our kitchen renovation the year before and an upstairs bedroom renovation that winter).
However, I can say with utmost certainty that Dave and I are both SOOOOOO glad we moved forward with this project when we did.
We have enjoyed our renovated garage immensely over the past 6 years — not only for our own family’s needs (parking our cars, storing bikes and scooters, another place to play when it’s raining outside, etc.) but also for entertaining purposes when we have lots of people over and the weather doesn’t cooperate (which has happened several times).
Our garage is now SUPER functional for OUR family’s needs…
It’s so easy to find what we need, it’s easy for the kids to reach the things they need (we keep a step stool under the cabinet), and it’s easy to re-clean and re-organize whenever toys start to pile up or whenever the floors start looking grungy again.
We simply take 10 minutes to put everything back in its proper place, or 30 minutes to sweep and spray down the floors… and just like that, our garage is back to ‘beautiful’ again!
I get so many questions about our garage (especially this time of year) that I thought it might be time for another update — seriously, I cannot believe it’s been SIX years already!
Wow — time flies! 🙂
The picture below is NORA on her bike right after we finished the garage!
Since I’ve already blogged extensively about the organizational system and the floor coating, and even some Q & A posts, I figured it might just be easiest to link back to all my previous posts.
More Posts About Our Garage Makeover:
The MonkeyBars website (this is NOT a sponsored post, but we highly recommend the MonkeyBars system!)
A Few More Thoughts:
As you may have guessed, this type of organizational system and floor coating is not inexpensive, which is why we weren’t planning to tackle this project so soon after our big kitchen renovation!
We were EXTREMELY fortunate that MonkeyBars wanted to sponsor this renovation for our family — making it a no-brainer project for us!
That said, there are lots of do-it-yourself kits out there to achieve similar results (sold at many home stores).
If you are looking for some sort of garage organizational system, I would high recommend find something that is “off-the-floor”. We just love that nothing is touching the garage floor because it’s so much easier to sweep (which we do at least once a week).
If you are brave enough to attempt the floor coating yourself, just make sure you sand the current floor surface REALLY well so the paint has something strong to adhere to.
Also, you’ll most likely want to buy extra “sprinkles” as we call them! Most of the DIY kits don’t come with nearly enough colorful “sprinkles” to spread over the painted floor, and the more you have the better the end results will be.
Summary = we are absolutely thrilled with how well our garage has held up over the years and would highly recommend this system to anyone!
If you still have more questions, leave them in the comments or shoot me an email. I’ll do my best to answer them (or point you in the right direction).
Happy Garage Organizing!