Make the Most of Your Space: Ceiling Storage
Every time you go to your garage to find something, are you reminded that you need to organize and make more space? Your walls may be full and your floor space maximized, but if you are not currently making use of your ceiling, then you are missing out on a substantial storage opportunity!
Garages with 8-foot ceilings are ideal for ceiling storage. More than half of all garages have ceilings 8 feet high. If you live in a newer home, you may even have a ceiling in your garage that is 12-14 feet high.
Whether you need to store Christmas decorations that will only be accessed once a year, sporting equipment you use every weekend, winter clothes and coats, or summer pool equipment, the ceiling is a great way to add storage space to your home. Ceiling storage racks are an excellent space-saving solution.
Garage Décor and More offers high quality overhead storage solutions from Hyloft. Constructed of steel with a durable white finish, Hyloft products feature adjustable heights to suit your every need.
Ceiling Storage Options
Overhead storage is not only great for garages, but you can also make use of overhead storage in your laundry room, attic, closets, basement, and your kitchen pantry. Ceiling storage units come in many space saving sizes. On these secure units, you can stack boxes, plastic tubs with lids, and many other items that might otherwise take up valuable floor or shelf space.
In your closet, you can stack shoe boxes, purses, out-of-season clothes, and other accessories.
In your laundry room you could use ceiling storage to stack extra soap and fabric softener you bought in bulk.
In your kitchen pantry, you could stock extra boxes of cereal, bags of flour and sugar, and canned goods.
If you think you might be interested in installing a ceiling storage unit yourself, here are some tips to remember:
- Choose a storage unit that fits your needs.
- Lay out all the pieces of your storage unit and make sure all the pieces are there.
- Pick the place where you want to install your storage unit. They should be hung near the wall. Make sure the studs in the rafters can support the weight of an overhead storage unit.
- Mark where you want to install you overhead storage unit. In an open, unfinished garage, you can easily find the studs. Use a stud finder in a finished garage.
- Drill holes in the center of the studs that match the size of the storage unit you are hanging.
- Assemble the frame of your storage unit. Attach the storage unit frame to the ceiling using the screws that came with the unit.
- Attach the wire grid to the metal frame.
If you do not feel comfortable installing a ceiling storage unit on your own, or if you are not sure if it will work in your space, call Garage Décor and More to help plan, pick the best products, and do the installation for you. With expert guidance and professional installation, you can be confident that everything will be safe and secure.
Contacts us today or call 618-208-0957 for a FREE ceiling storage consultation.