In our 20+ years of experience remodeling garages, we have worked with a handful of prominent figures, but it never fails to excite us! Recently, we had the privilege of collaborating with Bryan Rust, the cherished right winger of our mighty Pittsburgh Penguins, to overhaul his family’s garage space. The goal was to reclaim the area from clutter and transform it into a well-organized, multi-functional space that would meet the family’s specific needs.

The Rust family presented us with a threefold mission for their garage remodel: to create more floor space, extend the functionality of the mudroom, and find an efficient storage solution for their assorted sporting equipment. With these objectives in mind, we set out to design and implement a customized storage solution that would not only meet their needs but also align with their busy, active lifestyle.

One of the primary challenges we faced was the accumulation of larger, unsightly items that were eating up valuable floor space. To address this issue, we strategically installed overhead storage units. These units not only provided a home for holiday decorations but also accommodated bulky items, effectively utilizing the vertical space in the garage. This cleared up the floor and gave the Rust family easy access to their seasonal items without the hassle of digging through cluttered corners.

The second objective involved creating an extension of the mudroom, overcoming the limitations of a small and confined space indoors. To achieve this, we designed and implemented a long shoe bench area. This space served as a storage solution for overflow shoes and became a designated area for jackets, umbrellas, and other daily essentials. By seamlessly integrating this bench into the garage layout, we provided the family with an easily accessible and organized space for their everyday items, enhancing the overall functionality of the mudroom.

To address the huge amount of sporting equipment, we introduced our versatile slatwall system. This dynamic solution allowed us to create a designated area for items that weren’t easily stowed away. Bikes, sports equipment, and even long-handled garden tools found their place on the slatwall, neatly organized and readily available. This decluttered the space and added a touch of order to the previously chaotic corner of the garage.

The success of this garage remodel lies not only in the efficiency of our storage solutions but also in the seamless integration of functionality and aesthetics. The Rust family’s garage is now a reflection of their active lifestyle, showcasing their passion for sports while maintaining a clean and organized space.

With our custom storage design and timely installation, we were proud to meet and exceed the expectations of the Rust family. Their garage is no longer a chaotic space but a well-organized haven. We take pride in our role in enhancing the lives of our clients, even if they are out busy scoring goals on the ice!

To start putting together the organized garage of your dreams, visit our website, schedule a free in-home consultation below, or give us a call at 724-302-0661.


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