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Mary Johnson

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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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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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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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Need a Bigger Garage? What You Need to Know to Expand

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, Jun 27, 2018 @ 07:25 AM

Often when a homeowner needs more garage space, their first impulse is to simply clean out the garage. And if your space problem is caused by too much clutter, that’s a good strategy. But sometimes the problem is deeper than that. Your garage may simply be too small to accommodate a workbench, an additional vehicle, or whatever else you need space for. Take a look at some of the things that you need to know about expanding the garage to give yourself more space. 

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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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