Gardeners’ Garage: Mini Mudroom
The garage is a walk from the house, so an accordion hook to hold a spare jacket and hat saves Weber a trip when the air gets chilly. Nearby a wall-mounted tool holder marries an unlikely array of objects in vertical bliss. The slip-resistant mat catches gas spills from their riding mower.
To buy: Zinc Zig-Zag hook, $38, shopterrain.com. Elfa system (holding tools), $120, 800-733-3532. Drymate garage mat, $145, stacksandstacks.com. Wall paint: Gentle Rain 790E-2, $32.50 a gallon, Behr, 800-854-0133 for stores.
The payoff: “We had sort of given up on the garage,” says Weber. “I was repotting plants on the front stoop. Now it’s a joy to be in there.”