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Mary Johnson

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3  Signs of a Dysfunctional Garage

Posted by Mary Johnson on Fri, Oct 04, 2019 @ 06:48 AM

Your garage should be one of the most functional spaces in your home. Where else can you store everything from car parts to sporting gear to Christmas decorations? In what other space could you build furniture, repair small appliances, and grow plants?

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Is Your Garage Ready for Hurricane Season?

Posted by Mary Johnson on Thu, Sep 19, 2019 @ 06:38 AM

Although hurricane season started back in June, it’s right around the back-to-school time when US homeowners really need to start thinking about shoring up their defenses in preparation for a potentially disastrous storm. Record-breaking storms in recent years show how much damage a homeowner – and indeed, a whole community – could be in for if a serious storm hits. Even smaller storms pose a risk of flooding, wind damage, and other problems.

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Are You Making These 3 Garage Storage Mistakes?

Posted by Mary Johnson on Thu, Sep 05, 2019 @ 07:35 AM

The garage is one of the most useful spaces in your home. It can work as a place to hang out, a place to do work or pursue hobbies, and a place to store things that wouldn’t fit anyplace else in the house.

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3 Best Ways to Brighten Up Your Garage

Posted by Mary Johnson on Thu, Aug 29, 2019 @ 02:17 PM

Lighting matters for more than just photography. No matter what you use your garage for, better lighting will help you do a better job of it. You'll be better able to find things that you put in storage or do detail work on your vehicle.

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Is it Time to Replace Your Garage Door and Opener?

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, Aug 14, 2019 @ 06:43 AM

A garage door isn’t the kind of appliance that homeowners have to think about often. It tends to last a long time, especially if you’re conscientious about maintaining the door’s components, like the springs and rollers. Just because your garage door is still opening and closing years after its initial installation doesn’t mean that it might not be time for an upgrade. You don’t have to wait until your garage door quits completely to replace it. Take a look at some signs that it may be time for you to replace your garage door and opener.

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3 Garage Maintenance Tips for Summer

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, Jul 17, 2019 @ 08:25 AM

The summer months are a good time to get to projects that you’ve been putting off or haven’t been able to find time for previously. Maybe you want to tune up your car, repair a piece of furniture, or hold a garage sale.

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The 4 Most Important Facts about Garage Floor Coatings

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, Jul 10, 2019 @ 09:29 AM

Your garage floor puts up with more wear and tear than you might know. Not only do you drive in and out of the garage on a daily basis, but the garage floor is also exposed to moisture, spills, leaks, dirt, and debris. Not to mention that it’s exposed to potentially extreme temperature changes as the seasons change.

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Want the Perfect Garage Remodel? Avoid These Common Mistakes!

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, Jun 19, 2019 @ 07:33 AM

When you stop thinking of your garage as just a place to park your car or store your holiday decorations and start thinking of it as a possible workshop, hobby area, or living space, you may envision all sorts of different ways you might remodel and make over the garage.

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How Adding a Screen Can Improve Your Garage Door

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, May 15, 2019 @ 01:52 PM

A garage is more than a place to store your car and your Christmas decorations. It can also be a living space. The size and shape of the garage make it the perfect spot to gather when you want to have an outdoor party or barbecue but also want a shady spot to sit. It’s also a great place to host a neighborhood poker game or hold band rehearsals.

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Too Many Books? How to Store Them Safely In Your Garage

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, Apr 03, 2019 @ 04:51 AM

True bookworms will argue that there’s really no such thing as too many books. However, there is definitely such a thing as too little space on your bookshelves for all of the books that you own. When you’re a dedicated bibliophile, you can become a magnet for books – not only do you pick them up all the time, people always want to give you books they think you’ll enjoy. 

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