Garage Entry Before and After

I was cleaning up the house today and realized I never shared my garage entry update. This is a little space outside of the living room placed in between my laundry room and garage. It's a weird hall because it has so much in so little space. The door to the left is a bathroom and then there are two more doors to the right, not pictured, that is a coat closet and storage. So before I get into the details, here is the room before.

This was it, a shelf and basket for shoes. The shelf did more junk collecting that anything and the basket was just a mess. It wasn't easy to find shoes needed without making the space look worst than where it started. My goal here was three things:

1. A place for shoes
2. A shelf for keys
3. A mirror for self check

That simple.. and honestly that list wasn't hard to fulfill. Here is the space now-

I covered everything on my wish list, and even added some décor in there.

I got the shoe cabinet here pictured from IKEA. I cannot recommend this cabinet enough, especially if you have kids. It is so easy for them to use and holds a far amount of shoes. My daughter easily uses it and it keeps the area so nice and neat.

And there we have it a simple before and after to a small space. What do you think? What's your entry wish list?

Source List:
Shoe Cabinet: IKEA
Mirror & Silver Dish: HomeGoods
Faux Plant: Marshalls
Rug: Target
Wall Art: Hobby Lobby
Wicker Hamper: Ross


  1. Great job, Alaya! Now it's an area with purpose.

  2. Great job, Alaya! Now it's an area with purpose.

  3. Thank you very much for this useful garage entry update. The in between space looks perfect for manage the goals you planned. This was really very decent thinking to embellish all the things together. I like the way you brought your innovation in real. Those are looking so elegant now. I really enjoyed your before after project very much inspite of being curious abut Entry doors topics online.


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