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Is Your Garage Ready for the Peak of Hurricane Season?

Posted by Mike Hammond on Tue, Oct 03, 2017 @ 07:44 AM

Your garage door takes up as much space as some walls. But unlike a wall, it doesn’t have studs reinforcing it, and it’s probably made from considerably thinner materials than some walls. This puts your garage door – and your home – in jeopardy during hurricane season. An inadequately strong garage door can easily crumple in or worse, be blown away during a storm. This turns the door into a dangerous projectile and allows the wind and rain to damage items inside the garage. It also puts the storm that much closer to the inside of your home. 

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Space-Saving Tip: Hang Your Bikes in the Garage

Posted by Mike Hammond on Mon, Sep 11, 2017 @ 06:19 PM

The garage is the logical place to store your bikes, and it’s much better than tripping over them in the hallway or having to dig them out from a crowded closet every time you want to take a ride. However, even in a spacious garage, bicycles are awkwardly shaped and can get in the way or take up precious floor space that you need for other things. Luckily, there’s a simple solution to the problem: get them off the floor. 

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3 Garage Tips to Keep Your Car in Showroom Shape

Posted by Mike Hammond on Mon, Aug 28, 2017 @ 10:47 AM

Keeping your car in great shape takes more than just knowing how to maintain your car. The place where you store your car matters too. It doesn’t matter how carefully you drive or how often you change the oil, if your garage has a moisture problem, you may still see rust develop on your car. Your garage is not just a place to store your car, it should also be a structure that protects your car. Take a look at some tips that can help you ensure that your garage is a good place to store a showroom-worthy vehicle. 

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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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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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