The Home Organization and Garage Talk Blog

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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Portland Man Treats Mother-In-Law to Generous Garage Makeover

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, May 17, 2017 @ 06:39 AM

Would your garage make a good mother-in-law apartment?

That's what a Portland man by the name of Martin Brown decided to find out when his mother-in-law expressed a desire to live closer to Martin's family. Anyone who's ever tried it knows that sharing a house with your parents or in-laws isn't always easy, but that doesn't mean that you don't want them close by. Mr. Brown solved that dilemma in a creative way - he converted his detached garage into a living space that allowed his mother-in-law to have the privacy she needed but that kept her close to the rest of the family. Take a look at how he did it. Read More

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How to Turn Your Garage into a Dedicated DIY Destination

Posted by Mary Johnson on Thu, Aug 20, 2015 @ 01:00 PM

Fueled by the promise of savings and the inspiration of everything from home renovation television shows to social media, the do-it-yourself trend has more momentum than ever. Just how strong is it? A staggering 70 percent of all home renovation projects involve a DIY component. If you're looking to join this group of handy homeowners but lack the space for building projects of your own, why not turn your garage into a dedicated destination for the DIY projects of your dreams? Here's what you need to know.

A space and a place for everything means
easier access and less effort.

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How to Make a Mud Room in the Garage

Posted by Mike Hammond on Tue, Aug 18, 2015 @ 04:00 PM

Talk to any avid outdoorsman or mom of active kids, and one thing would likely top their domestic wish lists: a mud room. Unfortunately, most houses are short on space and mud rooms don't often make the cut when it comes to cutting into other essential spaces, such as kitchens and dens. The perfect place for a mud room? Your garage. Here's how to make it happen.

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