elfa garage makeover

Everybody has one…you know, that space or room in a home that’s the last resting place for all your ‘stuff’. For Life, Love & Hiccups blogger and Howards Ambassador, Sonia, it was her garage. Armed with all things elfa, Howards set out to help Sonia rescue her garage once and for all. The results? Well, see for yourself…

Like all makeovers, the “before” scene wasn’t pretty but with Howard’s methodology at the forefront we worked with Sonia to STOP, SORT and SOLVE her garage dilemma.

So what was Sonia’s objective? To create a simple to use, aesthetically pleasing, garage system that would house sporting equipment, gardening tools and everyday living items.

With that in mind, the ultimate solution was an elfa shelving system complete with ‘zones’ allocated to activities. Why elfa you ask? Well, we’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, we love elfa. It’s Swedish designed, built to last, completely customisable, comes with a 10-year guarantee, a range of different finishes and it’s so simple to install. So yes, elfa was the only answer.

Sorting became as cinch as Sonia grouped items into the following key activity zones:

  • Kids sport (for bikes and skateboards)
  • Water sports (think surfboards, surfboards, a few more surfboards and the fishing gear!)
  • Gardening
  • Building and Home Decor
  • Everyday living

And so began the elfa wall rack and shelving system installation. When installing elfa, you always fix your top track to the wall first, then snap your components into place to complete the system. Sound simple? It is.

For this garage transformation we used a number of elfa components such as ventilated shelves, tool holders, hanging rods and a décor white shelf. We dressed the elfa shelving system with a combination of Tubtrugs (every home needs a few Tubtrugs – they’re so versatile!) a 21 pair shoe rack (perfect for storing kids smelly shoes before they enter the house!), an elfa Ultra Hold Hook System and elfa Cord Hook, as well as three double floor bike racks.

Want to achieve the same look?

Wall racks, Surfboard racks & shelving systems – elfa System

Bike Storage – double floor bike racks

Rake Hooks & Garden Storage – Ultra Hold Hook System & Elfa Cord Hook

Tub Storage – Tubtrugs

For a detailed account of Sonia’s garage makeover (and a very funny read!), go to http://lifeloveandhiccups.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/the-hsw-garage-makeover-reveal-and-you.html

Download your elfa planning guide and get started on your overhaul project now! www.hsw.com.au