The Home Organization and Garage Talk Blog

How to Paint Your Garage Floor in 3 Easy Steps

Posted by Mike Hammond on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 @ 06:33 AM

Once you’ve decided to paint your garage floor, the next step is to decide how to get it done. You could hire someone to do it, but if you have the free time, why not do it yourself? That way, you save some money and work on your own schedule. It’s easier than you may think to get a great-looking painted garage floor. Take a look at the steps you need to take to paint your garage floor. 

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3 Budget-Minded Garage Storage & Organization Ideas

Posted by Mike Hammond on Mon, Jul 24, 2017 @ 08:21 PM

Your garage holds so much more than just your car. Maybe it's the place where your kids store their bikes and skateboards, or where you keep all of your household tools and gardening supplies. It's also a convenient place to keep sporting goods, camping equipment, and other outdoor gear. But do you ever find yourself searching through piles of stuff for the item you're looking for and wishing that you had the money to completely renovate your garage into a more organized space? Good news - you can improve your garage storage and organization even if you're on a tight budget. Take a look at some tips that can help. Read More

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4 Great Reasons to Paint Your Garage Floor

Posted by Mike Hammond on Wed, Jul 19, 2017 @ 07:46 AM

If you have some free time and a paint roller, you can paint your garage floor. However, many homeowners don’t think to paint the garage floor, preferring to leave the bare concrete in place instead. And if you’re not using your garage as a living or entertaining space, why wouldn’t you leave the bare concrete alone? It turns out that there are some good reasons to cover that concrete. Take a look at some of the top reasons why you should paint your garage floor. 

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Smart Lighting for the Garage: Is It Worth the Cost?

Posted by Mike Hammond on Mon, Jul 17, 2017 @ 07:56 AM

Your garage is probably the last place in the house that you remember to upgrade, but if you think about it, your garage probably serves a lot of functions. In addition to being a place to store your vehicle, it's probably a storage space for many other things as well, and perhaps a work area too. Many homeowners use the garage as the primary point of entry for the house, and it may even function as a social area. When a part of the house is serving all of those functions, it deserves the occasional upgrade, and lighting just might be the place to start. If your garage is currently light with a single incandescent bulb, you may want to consider upgrading to smart lighting. Take a look at some of the things you should think about before you decide to make the change. Read More

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3 Facts to Know About Garage Cabinets

Posted by Mike Hammond on Thu, Jul 13, 2017 @ 04:28 PM

If you're like most homeowners, you use your garage to store much more than just your car. A garage is a great space to store everything from tools to Christmas ornaments to furniture and household goods that you don't have room for but aren't ready to get rid of. Installing garage cabinets can help you keep the items you're storing in good condition and organized, so that they're easy to find when you need them. Take a look at some things that you should know about garage cabinets before you install them. Read More

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Newsflash: Your Garage Doesn't Have to Be Dreary!

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, Jul 12, 2017 @ 08:55 PM

What’s the vibe inside of your garage? Is it cheerful and welcoming, or is it the kind of space that you go through as quickly as you can because you don’t want to spend too much time there? Many homeowners feel stuck with garages that are dark, dingy, overcluttered, and somehow forbidding. Chances are that you’d never want your front porch or the area around your front door to feel similarly dreary, but if you’re like many homeowners, you use your garage as an entry point to the house as often or more often than your front door. So why put up with a garage that feels like a dungeon? Take a look at some tips that can help you turn your garage into a more welcoming space. 

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How to Keep Your Garage Door in Great Shape

Posted by Mike Hammond on Mon, Jun 19, 2017 @ 07:46 AM

When it comes to home maintenance, it's not uncommon for the garage door to get the short end of the stick. You may not even remember the last time you did any maintenance work on your garage door, and you may not be sure what it is that needs to be done. It's true that your garage door doesn't need that much help from you to keep working, but there are a few things that you should be doing at least once a year to keep the door operating well. Take a look at a few maintenance tasks that can keep your garage door in great shape and working well for years. Read More

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How Can I Keep My Garage Remodel On Time and On Budget?

Posted by Mike Hammond on Thu, Jun 01, 2017 @ 07:37 AM

A garage is a large space, and there are a lot of things that you can do with your garage if you decide to remodel it. You could add more storage, convert the space into an additional bedroom or living area, or just turn it into a more modern vehicle storage and workplace. But how can you ensure that your garage remodeling project stays on track and on budget? You can't afford to lose a lot of time and money if the project gets away from you. Take a look at some tips that can help. Read More

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Zillow Finds the Best Month and Day to List Your Home for Sale

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, May 31, 2017 @ 06:49 AM

Selling a home can be a difficult thing to do, but there are lots of tips and tricks that you can use to make your home more desirable to sellers and get it off the market faster. However, according to research by the real estate website Zillow, it may matter less what you do to your home and more when you list your home. Zillow has figured out the best month, and even the best day to list your home for sale: a Saturday in the first half of May. Take a look at the reasons why. 

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How to Convert Your Garage into a Gamer's Paradise

Posted by Mike Hammond on Tue, May 30, 2017 @ 07:21 AM

Have you dreamed of adding an old-fashioned game room or a modern man cave to your house, but believed that you didn't have the space? You may have the room that you need right under your nose. A home garage can often be the perfect space to convert to a place to host neighborhood pool tournaments or play the newest video games. Take a look at what you need to know about how you can convert your garage into the place for your favorite gaming activities. Read More

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