Downsizing to a Condo and Private Garage

The condo boom continues in Vancouver’s Lower Mainland, and the variety of floor plans is impressive. We’ve been noticing especially the number of new condo units under construction here that feature larger square footage and a designated private garage for each unit.

It’s the perfect solution for a family or couple that wants to downsize.

Mike, a recent purchaser of a unit with its own garage, called recently with a very specific request. Mike had seen the Monkey Bar Storage system on our website and thought it would perfectly store his possessions.

Mike had two cars, three kayaks, four bikes and two wetsuits. Tools, various sports accessories and miscellaneous garage items rounded out the list of “stuff.”

Mike also wanted a tool bench and hanging storage that wouldn’t take up too much valuable room and also remained out of sight. Finally, bins would round out the storage products in order for him to stow the “extras.”

Our GarageGuru Approach

While we view every garage project as a puzzle waiting to be solved, our team became very focused on getting Mike the results he needed.

We went over the details several times to ensure we had found homes for all the items Mike needed to store, and to ensure we had created various zones of use. Our solution used a combination of Monkey Bar shelving, cabinets and Steadyrack bike racks.

With a smart combination of just those three storage products, you can easily store everything off the floor and in easily accessible locations.

As a sidebar, we always use the Little Giant Safety Step ladder on our truck. Mike, who obviously has an eye for quality, purchased from us a Little Giant for himself. It’s the only CSA approved ladder in Canada. Once you’ve used one you’ll understand why.

How We Did

Once we were done, Mike was very happy with the results. How do we know? He wrote us a great note about his storage-friendly garage!

The racks and cabinets look very good. Your guys did a great job of installing them. All in all I am very please with the product. I have already received a number of comments from other resident who have seen it. Perhaps you will get more business from the building. I will certainly recommend you…. Please thank the installers for their great job. They were very pleasant and professional.”

Thanks Mike. It was our pleasure!