Thursday, August 20, 2015

Finishing Our Garage: Episode 5 (Flow Wall)

I am back again with another episode on Finishing Our Garage.  So now that we have our walls painted, lights switched out, and replaced the switch wall plate with a pop of color, it's time to get organized.  A lot of our neighbors have recently put in a lot of work on their garage spaces.  They all look very nice and offer a different flair.  

For us, we did not know what we wanted to use to get things on the wall because there are so many freaking options.  We had to decide what worked best for the tools and equipment we had AND what would be the most cost efficient way to get it done.  Our final decision was the best decision for us.  We decided to go with with Flow Wall for our organizational solution.  They are absolutely a gem of a company, and they have sales and specials that makes it very affordable.  

We ordered some panels (the brain of this operation), then ordered hooks, shelves and bins.  When one of our orders got delivered, a couple of shelves were damaged.  I contacted them and you would not believe that not only did I speak to a 'real' person, they had our replacement shelves delivered to us ASAP.  Great customer service will win me over every single time!  To learn more about the company and what they offer, visit their site.  If you have questions about how to get what you need for your space, feel free to reach out to them.  They will help you plan the entire project.  The cool thing is you do not have to order everything at one time.  You can piece your space together as you see fit, or if you want to break it up so it fits the budget, you can do that as well.  I should also mention that you can use Flow Wall for any space you need organizing: closets, laundry rooms, or garages!  

The pieces come complete with instructions and if you are like me and need a little extra help, you could always call them directly and get help over the phone.  Whooo Hooo  

Pictures are my favorite part, so let's get to it.  Here are a few pictures and I will be sure to share more once it has been totally completed.  We will be ordering more panels to complete the entire garage as well as extra bins, shelves and bike hooks during the next panel sale.  75% of the garage is complete with Flow Wall.  There are 'sections' allocated to 'house tools', 'yard tools', etc to keep it simple.  Sometimes the project manager/Lean Six Sigma comes out of me and I go a little overboard with organizing.  So far, I haven't drove my poor husband crazy so all is well!  LOL      

Giveaway: Flow Wall is hosting a Labor Day Giveaway which offers you the chance to win a Silver Hook and Panel Starter Set valued at $199.99.  Visit their site to enter for your chance to win!  

Above: Panels arrive
Above: Installing the hooks
Above: Installing more hooks (very easy)
Above: Final wall



  1. Awesome touch to the garage. I was looking a couple of "Garage Solutions" scenarios for my new (one week) NV AC Townhouse. It's awesome to see your design come to life!!
    Question: Do you have an issue with the upstairs being a sauna, even with the AC on low? Trying to figure it out but now worried I'll have to spend for another zone. Enjoy and congratulations!

    1. Thanks Robert! Yes, the upper level is more warm than the lower level. We played with the dampers and that seemed to help a little but not 100%. Thanks again and congrats on your new home as well!

  2. Ah that looks so great! I'm stealing all of your ideas and stashing them away!

  3. Ohhh I love this! I also love how it doesn't take up much room ... may have to share this with the boyfriend.

    P.S. The garage is looking AMAZING! We just had someone come to quote us for finishing everything up in there so I'm hoping we'll have a painted house in September! Woo Hoo!!

    1. Thank you! Yes, it's not bad with space at all and you can determine how many panels you want to add. I will have to do another post soon to show more of what it looks like now. After I return from my travels, I will get that up.

      Oh-la-la! I am so excited for your garage space and a painted house! I will be on the look out for your updates!!!

  4. This is great idea! I'm always looking for more ways to get stuff organized off of the ground. Thanks for sharing!

  5. We just bought our first home and it's definitely best described as a fixer-upper. As a woman who cannot function in a disorganized area, I'm constantly looking for new ideas. I love what you've done with your garage, especially since I do not have to buy everything at one time to get a good price. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Van Lucas @ JPC Custom Homes

    1. Thank you for stopping by! Congrats on your new home and I am glad you enjoyed the read! I am always looking for the most cost efficient way to get things done! :-)
      I hope you share some of your projects because I would love to see what you have in store!