The Home Organization and Garage Talk Blog

3 Tips For Keeping Your Garage Warm in the Winter

Posted by Mike Hammond on Mon, Nov 12, 2018 @ 06:07 AM

When winter comes around, your garage can quickly turn into one of the coldest spots in the house. Usually, the garage isn’t connected to the central heating system that you use in the rest of the home, and it’s often not as insulated as it could be. The cold can take a toll on some of the things you store in the garage, from your car to any electronics that you frequently use in that area. It can also make the garage a less pleasant place to be, which might discourage you from using it as a workshop or home repair station during the winter months. Take a look at some hot tips that will help keep your garage warm this winter. 

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What Does Your Garage Door Say About You?

Posted by Mike Hammond on Thu, Nov 08, 2018 @ 08:41 AM

Your garage door is an important part of your house. Even before you get to the usefulness of the door, take a moment and give some thought to how big the garage door is. From the curb in front of your house, the door to a regular two-car garage is considerably larger – and therefore more visible – than your front door. That means that even if they don’t consciously realize it, when people see your house the garage door contributes heavily to the impression they receive of your home. 

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How Garage Design Software Can Help You Plan Your Garage Renovation

Posted by Mary Johnson on Fri, Nov 02, 2018 @ 05:12 AM

If you went to an interior designer for help remodeling your kitchen or bedroom, the designer would probably use software to help you visualize the plans for those spaces. This can help you determine ahead of time what sort of changes you might need to make to your original vision, if any. This can save you time, frustration, and money down the road. Why wouldn’t you want to use the same type of helpful technology when remodeling your garage? Now you can! Take a look at some of the ways garage design software can help you plan a better garage renovation. 

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4 Tips for Getting Your Garage Fall-Ready

Posted by Mary Johnson on Thu, Nov 01, 2018 @ 07:49 AM

As the seasons change, so do your storage needs. Tools and equipment that you needed to have at the ready during the spring and summer can take up space and get in the way during the fall and winter, and you need easier access to your fall and winter tools and equipment. Take a look at some tips that will help you get your garage ready for fall so that you’ll have the space that you need and your tools and important equipment will be protected. 

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Is Your Garage Ready for Cooler Weather? 3 Garage Heating Ideas

Posted by Mike Hammond on Thu, Oct 25, 2018 @ 03:06 PM

Your garage can make a great workshop or crafting area when the weather is nice, but things get more difficult when the temperatures drop. It’s hard to do your best work with any kind of tool, whether it’s a wrench or a paintbrush, when your fingers are stiff with the cold. But you don’t necessarily want to put all of your projects on hold until the weather warms up. That means that you need to find a way to heat your garage. 

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3 Tips for Creating a Multipurpose Garage Space

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, Oct 17, 2018 @ 01:11 PM

Home garages often serve more than just one purpose. While their primary purpose may be to keep your car safe, garages are often used for storage, repair projects, and creative work, among other things. Or they are if the garage has enough space. Unfortunately, many homeowners find that they don’t seem to have enough room to store their cars and workbenches, tools, or supplies, or to create an organized storage space. However, most garages can be used as multipurpose spaces. Take a look at some tips for finding the room you need to use your garage for more than one thing at a time. 

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Considering a Garage Renovation? Avoid These Common Mistakes

Posted by Mary Johnson on Thu, Oct 11, 2018 @ 05:45 AM

If you want to do a makeover on a room of your home, the garage may be the room that offers the most potential. You can convert it into a living space, a workspace, an office, a studio, or just an improved and upgraded garage and storage space. The options are endless. 

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Is It Time For a New Garage Door Opener? 3 Replacement Tips

Posted by Mike Hammond on Thu, Oct 04, 2018 @ 06:53 AM

Your garage door opener gets a lot of use. If you’re like many homeowners, your garage is your primary entry and exit point for your house, rather than the front door. If several people live in your home, the door may open and close many times a day as people come and go to and from school, work, and other places. 

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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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