There are many ways that a garage may contribute to a home besides acting as a place to store vehicles. The space can be used as a playroom for the kids, a home gym, or for that workshop you have always dreamed about. It can even be used as an office for your home-based business. Although the garage may start out as extra space, circumstances can lead to the need for more room. Although the number of family members and the things they own can grow, the dimensions of a garage stay the same. At some point, the limitations of your existing garage may become too significant to ignore.
Many people could certainly do with an extra 600 square feet of living space, but that doesn’t seem possible. Modern day trends towards a game room, media center, home office, man cave, or any number of other types of nontraditional rooms have taken over the design of new home builds.
With fall upon us, that means winter is right around the corner. It is important to remember that your garage door should be properly prepared for the colder weather to come. This only takes 30 minutes, but your comfort level will certainly go up exponentially as a result. Here are some tips to get you started.
Everyone has had that experience of cleaning their garage and ending up with piles and piles of clutter. The problem always becomes, now what?
Usually, this clutter involves a lot of clothing you plan on wearing at some point, but not throughout the year. You could just shove it all into some boxes and stack them in the attic or throw them back into the garage. Unfortunately, the next time they’re in season, you’ll find out this was a mistake.
If you discover a leak in your garage roof, it’s important that you address it as soon as possible; however, that doesn’t mean you should rush into repairing it yourself. There is a lot that you need to know before repairing a leak in your roof, and understanding the full extent of the leak is critical for preventing future damage.
Before you get started painting your garage door, this is something you absolutely must read. You may have already heard some of this advice or not, but either way, we wanted to tell you why they are problems.
Are you “that person”? The one who everyone goes to when they just cannot figure out the latest technologies? Maybe you are that person who has always been able to know which of the six remote controls did what. Maybe back in the day you were one of the first people you knew to go online. Are you someone who upgrades to the latest and greatest as soon as you can?
Homeowners over the decades have taken more and more interest in the appearance of their properties both inside and outside. In the middle of the last century, a classic style of garage door enjoyed a resurgence of popularity, and the “carriage door” began to be frequently in demand. Over the course of the past decade, that trend has once again emerged and more people are in search of quality, carriage-style garage doors.
In recent years, garage doors have advanced in their design, technology, and materials. Prior to these advancements, there were only a few options when it came to garage door safety and many of these fell quite short. Since there were only a couple choices, it was easy to just pick the best out of the handful and move on. Now, since there are so many choices, it can be difficult to tell X from Y. Advancements have come as far as a motion controlled doors or even smartphone controlled doors. As the years continue to pass, advancements and innovations continue to impress.
Working in the garage often leads to a few spots or spills of oil and grease. However, you don’t have to live with those unsightly stains if you’re willing to put in a little work. The following four options will help you get rid of those stains, without breaking the bank, so you can enjoy your pristine garage once more.