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Mary Johnson

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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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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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3 Tips to Keep Your Garage Safe from Thieves

Posted by Mary Johnson on Thu, Apr 26, 2018 @ 08:25 AM

When would-be burglars are looking for an entry point into a home, the garage is often the first place that they look. Unfortunately, the garage is often the least secure area of the house, which can make it an easy target for thieves. And this not only puts your garage at risk, it puts the rest of the house at risk as well. Take a look at some important tips that will help you beef up the security in your garage. 

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Is Your Garage Safe From Burglars? 3 Ways to Secure It

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, Apr 25, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

It’s common for homeowners to use the garage as the main entry-way to the rest of the house. But have you considered that if the garage is a convenient way for you to get into the main house, it might also be a convenient entry-point for somebody who you don’t want to access your home? It’s surprisingly common for burglars to enter the home through the garage. Not only should you make sure that your garage is secure to prevent burglars from getting into your home, it’s also important to make sure that the expensive items stored in the garage itself – like tools, car parts, and sporting equipment – are safe. Take a look at some of the steps you should take to help ensure that your garage is secure. 

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Tags: garage doors, garage

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 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 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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