The Home Organization and Garage Talk Blog

Pest-Proof Your Garage With These 3 Tips

Posted by Mike Hammond on Wed, Apr 18, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

If you’re like many homeowners, your garage is probably the main entryway to your house. But if the garage is your main way into the house, you have to consider that it might also be the way that pests, like roaches or mice, might also make their way into the house. You don’t want pests in your garage regardless – after all, you store important items in there – and you definitely don’t want insects and rodents only a small step away from joining you in the main part of the house. Take a look at some tips that can help you keep pests out of your garage and farther away from entry to your home. 

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What Professionally Installed Cabinets Can Do for Your Garage

Posted by Mike Hammond on Thu, Apr 12, 2018 @ 09:15 AM

If you’re looking for a way to improve your home’s garage, a set of professionally installed cabinets is a good place to start. Sure, there are a lot of different things that you can do to update your garage, but there are some smart reasons why a good set of cabinets might be the best first step. 

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Easy Ways to Update Vintage Garage Doors

Posted by Mike Hammond on Tue, Apr 10, 2018 @ 12:00 AM

Your vintage garage door may have plenty of life left in it, but if it looks old, weathered, and faded, it’s probably hurting your home’s curb appeal. Your garage doors take up a lot of space in your home’s front-facing exterior, and it’s in your best interest to keep them looking great. Take a look at some tips that can help you update and freshen up those old vintage garage doors and transform the look of your home's exterior.

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3 Things Your Garage Needs to Become a True Man Cave

Posted by Mike Hammond on Mon, Apr 09, 2018 @ 07:47 AM

It’s easy to only think of the garage as the place to park your car and store your holiday decorations and tools. But that’s not what everyone wants out of a garage space. Maybe you don’t need a place to store goods or vehicles as much as you need a gaming room or a place to hang out with your friends. An unused garage is a great space to convert into a man cave. Take a look at a few things that you definitely need if you want to make your garage into a man cave. 

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Sensible Wall Options for Your Garage

Posted by Mary Johnson on Tue, Apr 03, 2018 @ 06:49 AM

A garage should be a comfortable and functional space, and that starts with the basic structure of the garage. Your garage walls should be able to stand up to garage conditions and support the various shelves, hooks, racks and other appliances that help make a garage more functional. And while drywall is a common choice for residential walls, including garage walls, it’s not necessarily the best choice. Take a look at some of the non-drywall garage wall options that may be right for your home garage. 

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3 Ways to Make Your Garage Smart

Posted by Mike Hammond on Thu, Mar 29, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

Smart technology is becoming more and more a part of homes today. It’s not just your phone that’s smart. You may already have a smart thermostat that adjusts the temperature when you’re away at work to save energy or a smart refrigerator that contains a self-filling water pitcher. But often, the garage is the room that gets left out of the technological upgrades. However, there are items on the market that can help you upgrade your current garage into a smart garage. 

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Turn Your Garage into a Home Brewery

Posted by Mike Hammond on Wed, Mar 28, 2018 @ 07:20 AM

If you enjoy craft beer and want to try your hand at creating your own, the first thing that you’ll need to do is identify a space in your home that you can use as a brewery, and as a storage space for all the things that go into creating a working brewery. For many homeowners, the garage is the obvious space. You don’t need your brew equipment taking over the kitchen or making a mess in the living room, after all. Take a look at some tips that will help you convert your garage into a functional home brewery.

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3 Budget-Conscious Ways to Get Creative with Your Garage

Posted by Mary Johnson on Mon, Mar 26, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

You know that your garage could be a more organized, functional space, but you don’t have a lot of money to spend on home improvements right now. As it turns out, that’s OK. There are all kinds of low-budget ways to improve your garage. You just need to be willing to get creative when it comes to identifying the things you can fix and finding ways to improve them. Let's take a look at a few budget-conscious, creative ways to get transform your garage. 

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How to Turn Your Garage into a Comfortable Place to Lounge

Posted by Mike Hammond on Thu, Mar 22, 2018 @ 07:17 AM

If you’re interested in adding living space to your home, there are a couple of good reasons to consider converting your garage. For one thing, your garage already has the basics, like a foundation, floor, walls, and a roof. Starting with these structures already in place will considerably cut down the cost of your project compared to the cost of adding a new structure. Of course, it will take more than that to turn your garage into a comfortable living room, den, or bedroom. Take a look at some tips that will help convert your garage into a comfortable living space. 

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How Do Wallscape Slatwall Systems Work?

Posted by Mary Johnson on Thu, Mar 15, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

One of the most difficult parts of garage organization is figuring out how to get things off the floor. You only have so much surface space, and it’s important to save cabinet and overhead space for larger items. But if your floor is littered with small items, it can become a tripping hazard. Shoving some of them in a drawer might work, but then you end up with a disorganized mess where things are bound to get damaged – especially if you have more small items than drawer space. And what about items that don’t fit easily in drawers and cabinets, like shovels and rakes? Take a look at one great way that you can use your space to cut down on the clutter.

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