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Big Car, Small Garage? No Problem. Make Parking Easier With These 3 Strategies

Posted by Mike Hammond on Tue, Jun 19, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

It’s always frustrating when the only parking space available seems to be too small for your car. But even worse than trying to squeeze your car into a too-small space at the grocery store is trying to squeeze your car into a home garage that seems too small. Unfortunately, if you have a small garage or a particularly large car, or both, you may find it difficult to park even at home. If a garage expansion isn’t an option for you right now, there are still some things that you can do to make parking easier. Take a look at some parking strategies that can help. 

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How Your Garage Can Help You Achieve Grilling Greatness

Posted by Mike Hammond on Mon, Jun 18, 2018 @ 06:58 AM

It’s not summertime until you’ve had your first outdoor barbecue. When it’s hot out, slaving over a hot stove indoors feels like a chore, and it raises the temperature in your house. But cooking outside is a treat. Add some cool drinks and sides to your hot-off-the-grill selections, and you have a great casual dinner or even an outdoor party. Take a look at some of the ways that your garage can contribute to a great grilling experience. 

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To Store or Not To Store? 4 Things That Don't Belong in Your Garage

Posted by Mary Johnson on Tue, Jun 12, 2018 @ 07:10 AM

The garage often ends up being the catch-all storage space for your home. It’s fine to use the garage for storage – it’s a conveniently located large space that can hold items you don’t have room for elsewhere. But not everything can – or should – be stored in your garage. In fact, certain items are impractical or even unsafe when stored in garage conditions. Take a look at some of the things that definitely should not be stored in your garage. 

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3 Space-Saving Tips for Your Garage

Posted by Mike Hammond on Tue, Jun 05, 2018 @ 07:47 AM

If you’re not careful, it can be easy to run out of space in your garage. The garage is the place where all your odds and ends end up – furniture that you intend to refurbish, baby clothes that you aren’t ready to part with, tools, bikes, gardening equipment, spare parts to appliances, and more. Even if you’re relatively organized, you’ll run out of room if you’re just stacking up boxes of stuff. However, you can create more room than you think with the help of some space-saving strategies that are perfect for your garage. Take a look at a few things that can help you keep your garage organized and give you back some space. 

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Want to Start a Garage Band? 3 Steps to Convert Your Garage into a Music Studio

Posted by Mary Johnson on Thu, May 31, 2018 @ 05:07 AM

Not every musical group can afford to rent an expensive recording studio. Maybe you and your bandmates are just getting started, or you want to form a family musical group with your kids just for fun. Either way, you may be better off investing your money into creating a home music studio in your garage. It can save you money, and it’s always available and nearby for impromptu jam sessions. And after all, some very famous and successful bands, like The Ramones and Nirvana, got their starts as garage bands. Take a look at some of the steps you need to take to convert your home garage into a music studio. 

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3 Ways to Feng Shui Your Garage

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, May 23, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

You may have heard of feng shui as it relates to interior design. Feng shui is a set of principles for arranging and organizing your space in a way that is intended to regulate the flow of energy in the room. Ideally, you will harness the good energy and minimize any bad energy, which can theoretically help you achieve success and harmony. 

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Fireproof Your Garage With These 4 Tips

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, May 16, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

Your garage is a great place to store a lot of items, and it’s also a good place for various hobbies and projects that don’t fit neatly into the main part of the house. But you want to make sure that when you’re storing items in your garage or working with potentially dangerous materials, you’re taking the proper precautions to prevent an accidental fire. 

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Why a Screen Door for Your Garage Might be a Good Fit

Posted by Mary Johnson on Mon, May 14, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Your garage can be more than just storage space for your car or for the overflow of clutter that doesn’t fit in your house. Often, a garage is a large chunk of additional square feet of living space that goes underused for one reason or another. It could double as a workshop or even as a social area. However, the garage space does have some drawbacks that you may need to address first, and one of those is the garage door. Closed, a heavy garage door can make the space seem dark and forbidding, but open, you’re exposed to outdoor elements that you might prefer to avoid. Take a look at a possible solution: a screen door for your garage.

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How to Create a Garden Inside Your Garage

Posted by Mike Hammond on Wed, May 09, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

Do you love growing plants, but find yourself unwilling or unable to spend long hours in the hot sunlight caring for them? That’s just one of the reasons why you may find it useful to learn how to grow plants inside your garage. A garage is also a good place to start spring plants early so that they have the best start when being replanted outside later. And if you want to grow plants that aren’t native to your area and may not thrive in the soil and weather conditions outside, you may be able to outfit your garage so that it does meet the conditions those plants need. Take a look at a few tips that will help you create a garden in your garage. 

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3 Garage Ceiling Options

Posted by Mike Hammond on Wed, May 02, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

When it comes to garage design, the ceiling probably often isn’t the first priority. However, your garage ceiling is just as important as your walls and flooring. And you might be surprised to learn how many different ceiling options are available to you. 

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