The Home Organization and Garage Talk Blog

Should Your Garage Floor Be Repaired or Replaced?

Posted by Mike Hammond on Wed, Sep 19, 2018 @ 06:15 AM

A garage floor has to take a lot of abuse. Garage floors support heavy vehicles in addition to other items. They’re prone to catching oil leaks as well as leaks and spills of a variety of other types of fluids or chemicals. On top of that, they’re often subjected to extreme temperatures. Your garage can get very hot in the summer and very cold in the winter. Even the highest traffic floor inside the main part of the house probably doesn’t see a fraction of the activity that your garage floor sees. When you look at your garage floor and see the stains, cracks, and crumbles that result from all of this pressure and activity, should you repair or replace the garage floor? Take a look at some things to consider to help you decide. 

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Need Inspiration for Your Garage Renovation? Check Out the Latest Garage Trends

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, Sep 12, 2018 @ 11:16 AM

When you stop to think about it, the garage is one of the most important spaces in your home. It houses expensive and essential items, like cars and tools. It’s often a creative or constructive place, the site of anything from art projects to furniture or machine repairs. Many people use the garage as their primary entry and exit point to the main part of the home, rather than the front door. Garages also often play an important role during garden parties or outdoor barbecues, as shelter from the sun or a place to serve food. 

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Maximize Your Home's Value With These 3 Garage Staging Tips

Posted by Mary Johnson on Thu, Sep 06, 2018 @ 07:10 AM

Staging is a common tactic that realtors and homeowners use when they want to show a home to potential buyers. The idea is to make the home as appealing as possible to the people who are considering making an offer on the home. Staging can involve anything from making certain improvements, like painting the walls, to creating ambiance with decorations, furniture arrangements, and even scents. 

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3 Tips for Adding Windows To Your Garage

Posted by Mike Hammond on Wed, Aug 29, 2018 @ 06:42 AM

Garages aren’t usually known for having excellent views of the outdoors. In fact, it’s very common for a garage to have no windows at all. Adding a window to your garage can have some great benefits, however. A window allows in more natural light, which can cut down on the amount of electricity you use when you’re doing work in the garage. A window can also improve the aesthetic of the home’s exterior, increasing its curb value. And if you’re interested in converting your garage to an additional bedroom or another type of living space, a window will help the room feel much less like a garage and more like any other room of the house. 

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Fact: Your Garage Doesn't Have to Be a Summertime Sauna

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, Aug 15, 2018 @ 09:54 AM

A garage can be a great place for a workspace or even a social gathering, but during the summer, the space can become so uncomfortably hot that instead of useful space, it becomes a space that you try to avoid at all costs. How can you reclaim your garage during those hot, muggy days? A garage doesn’t have to be a sauna during the summertime. Take a look at some of the strategies you can use to cool that space so that you can get back to using your garage the way that you want to. 

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How to Design a Garage Loft

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, Aug 15, 2018 @ 09:38 AM

There are many ways to find more space in your garage, from improved organizational ideas to simply getting rid of more stuff. But what if you’ve gotten rid of and organized everything you can and still don’t have the space you need? 

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Convert Your Garage Into a Study Room in Time For Back-to-School

Posted by Mike Hammond on Wed, Aug 08, 2018 @ 04:22 PM

Whether your kids are already straight-A students or they’re hoping to bring their grades up this year, you want them to have everything they need to do their best. One way to do that is to make sure your kids have a good place to work on homework and other school projects. It helps for kids to have a dedicated study space that’s free of distractions, and often their bedrooms or common rooms in the house don’t quite fill the bill, especially for older students who may need to spend long hours studying. But if you have extra garage space, you can turn your garage into a study room for your kids with just a few modifications. Take a look at a few things that you need to know. 

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Increase Your Profits At Your Next Garage Sale With These 3 Tips

Posted by Mary Johnson on Thu, Aug 02, 2018 @ 06:46 AM

A garage sale is a great way to get some of the excess items out of your garage and avoid having to pay to have it disposed of or hauled away. And as a bonus, you can make a little money in the process, which can help offset the cost of a garage renovation, new storage space, or another improvement project. But if you’re like many homeowners, you’ve probably had a garage sale in the past, and you may have found that you didn’t make much money or have a lot of traffic. Take a look at some tips that can help you increase your profits with your next garage sale.

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3 Ways to Get Ready for a Summer Garage Party

Posted by Mike Hammond on Wed, Jul 25, 2018 @ 06:36 AM

Summertime is a great time to hold an outdoor party. Instead of heating up your house by turning on the oven, you can cook everyone’s favorite summer dishes outdoors on the grill. You can invite families to bring their kids and let them play in the yard without worrying that they’ll damage your breakables in the house. Outdoor activities such as swimming and playing backyard games like horseshoes can provide everyone with some fun diversions for an afternoon or evening. 

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Don't Lose Your Cool in the Garage This Summer: 3 Garage Cooling Tips

Posted by Mike Hammond on Fri, Jul 20, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Whether you’re using the garage for creative projects, home improvement repairs or just doing routine car maintenance, it’s definitely a convenient place to work. However, in the summer, your garage can get very hot very quickly, and the high temps can make working in the garage untenable, especially for long periods of time. In most cases, it’s impractical to attach your garage to the central cooling system for the main house, and even adding a window AC unit can really drive up your electricity bills. Luckily there are some other things you can do to cool down your garage. Take a look at some helpful cooling tips that can make your garage bearable even during the hottest part of the summer. 

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