A DIY expert and Kmart fan has revealed how she has transformed her garage into a stunning space with budget purchases from Bunnings, IKEA and Kmart.
Iryna Federico, 29, from Adelaide, has always been a fan of organizing on a shoelace – and her garage is no exception.
The 29-year-old posted on Facebook to share the results of her $ 1,400 makeover, and she also shared how you can do the same.
NA: A DIY expert and Kmart fan has revealed how she has transformed her garage into a stunning space with budget purchases from Bunnings, IKEA and Kmart
BEFORE: Before the room was rather shabby and poorly organized, Iryna said she wanted to make the entrance to her house more beautiful
Iryna Federico (photo), 29, from Adelaide, has always been a fan of organizing on a shoelace – and her garage is no exception
“Here’s a little garage update for everyone,” Iryna wrote on Thursday.
‘We enter our house through the garage and do not wear shoes so that all our things are left behind.
“My husband doesn’t care what the garage looks like, as long as it’s practical and he can find all his stuff, which he clearly can do now.”
To renovate the space, Iryna – who blogs on From big beginnings – said she first divided the garage into four different sections: the mud entrance, tool wall, wall-mounted items and the cockpit wall.
To renovate the room, Iryna said she first divided the garage into four different parts: the mud entrance, tool wall (photo), wall-mounted items and the cockpit wall
Iryna said she has always been obsessed with traditional American houses and ‘mudrooms’ – an American term that refers to the ‘drop zone’ of the household where you store shoes and such (photo)
She started working with the mud room.
“Since I discovered Pinterest, I have been obsessed with traditional American homes,” Iryna told Daily Mail Australia.
“A” mudroom “is an American term that refers to the” drop zone “of the household.”
Iryna said she wanted the entrance to be a bit more inviting and clean, so she thought this would be the perfect place to place a mud room.
Mudrooms also help minimize clutter such as dog leashes, shoes, outdoor jackets and the like.
The mud room of Iryna consists of three different pieces: a shoe bank, decorative back and the double plank.
She bought the shoe bank for $ 122 on eBay, and the decorative back and double shelf from Willow & Wood.
The do-it-yourselfer then added some fake green from Adairs and an outside blanket from Pillow Talk.
What are Iryna’s tips for transforming your garage?
Iryna (photo) said that you have to organize within your possibilities and to your preference – if you like having things in the open air, you organize your space in this way
1. Organize within your capabilities and the amount of things you own: Iryna said because she and her partner both work in the office and have only a small garden, they don’t have too many garden tools. You will have to adjust to cater to each individual.
2. Organize according to your preference: If you like to have things open for access, such as Iryna, style things that way.
3. Try to get everything off the floor: This makes it easy to clean and ensures that it automatically looks clearer.
4. Set a budget and double it: Iryna explained that she had seriously underestimated how much garage stuff would cost if she set her first $ 500 budget. She eventually needed $ 400 out of $ 1,000 for unforeseen circumstances.
Iryna bought a flexi-storage system from Bunnings with which you can design and assemble your racks as you wish for her tool wall (photo)
She and her partner did most of the work themselves, saving them valuable money in the long term (pictured at work)
The second area that the talented 29-year-old approached was the tool wall, which she said was an area where she ‘pushed’ earlier [tools] in a basket and a toolbox, making them quite inaccessible ‘.
Iryna bought a flexi-storage system from Bunnings that allows you to design and assemble your racks to your requirements.
“I set it up, planned it, and we put it down with a retractable bracket from eBay and a piece of scrap wood from Bunnings,” Iryna said.
She also installed a “cockpit wall” – where the 29-year-old and her husband laid all their remaining Christmas decorations, picnic items, and other junk.
After buying countless 40L containers from IKEA, she put them against the wall, added Pretty Little Designs labels, and filled them with all her items.
“Everything is hidden at the front, but behind every bath there is all the ugly stuff,” Iryna said.
Some of the tub names include wreaths and stockings, plastics and ornaments, coat decor, and various items.
She also installed a ‘cockpit wall’ – where the 29-year-old and her husband laid all their remaining Christmas decorations, picnic items and other junk (photo)
ryna told FEMAIL that although her original budget for the project was $ 1,000, it eventually cost her more than $ 1,400 because “the costs came when building the tool wall” (photo in progress)
Finally, Iryna told her to find a room for her larger items, which does not fit in tubs, but also did not belong.
“All the large bulky items that don’t fit in the shelves were attached to the wall,” she explained.
“We have added several hooks to the wall and hung items within their respective categories.”
The categories include Christmas, garden tools, chairs and miscellaneous.
Iryna told FEMAIL that although her original budget for the project was $ 1,000, it eventually cost her more than $ 1,400 because “the cost came with building the tool wall.”
When the organization queen shared the results of her handiwork this week, more than nine thousand people responded quickly and said how impressed she was with her work
When the organization queen shared the results of her handiwork this week, more than nine thousand people responded quickly and said how impressed she was with her work.
“I’m jealous of the garage like nothing else,” one person said.
“I can only say WOW – this is so beautiful,” another added.