It is easy to simply stop seeing main elements of your home. Consider the garage door. You open and close it daily, parking in front of it, yet no longer really seeing it. It is why you may not even notice peeling paint or an outdated and unattractive look to it. Maybe you have noticed and wondered how to give it a boost in character. You can always paint it decoratively, or you can replace it with some of the suggestions we make below.
It is often said that dogs are man’s best friend, which is proven true by their love and loyalty to their human owners. In fact, some dogs so love their owners that they experience separation anxiety and boredom when left alone. It is not uncommon for a pet owner to come home and find their house chewed and torn to bits. Fortunately, you can put an end to overturned furniture, strewn trash, and shoes that look nothing like their former selves by placing your dog in the garage while you are gone.
If you have a weatherproof garage that’s well insulated, you basically have a spare room in your home that can be used for all kinds of great activities. Basically, with the right insulation, your garage will be toasty warm throughout the winter, and that same insulation can do wonders to block out noise coming from the garage, as well. Not sure what you can do with a well-insulated garage? Check out these 10 incredible uses for your garage when you get the best insulated and weather-tight garage door.
Recently, an employee here at Garaga had a brilliant idea. Instead of using her garage as a storage space, she converted it to a playroom for her young children. Since converting the garage, her kids have loved playing in their for hours at a time, and she and her husband love having a special place just for the kids. To give our customers some helpful ideas for converting a garage into a fun and safe playroom for the kids, we asked her a few questions about the process and how she turned her garage into a playroom.
Some people simply assume that, over time, their garage door will begin to make noise during operation and that this sort of thing is normal. Often, the noise is even so loud that the homeowner can hear it from well inside their house. Again, for whatever reason, many expect that this noise just comes with having a garage door.
Nothing could be further from the truth, though. This type of noise means that the garage door isn’t properly lubricated. It can also precede the kind of problem that keeps your door opening. To avoid the need to call a professional technician and pay to have your door fixed, simply ensure you properly lubricate it regularly.
How often do you stop to consider your garage door, and how much you might take it for granted that you can just use your door opener to pop it open and closed all of the time? Most of us don’t actually realize how much we take it for granted, and yet most homeowners actually use the garage door as their main entrance. This includes the use of the “clicker” in the car or the exterior keypad when just walking in and out.
Your garage takes up a lot of visual real estate and creates a very strong first impression.
If your garage doors are in poor shape, clash with the style of your home or are just uninspired, then it affects how people view your home, and by extension how they view you. By putting in new doors to replace the old doors you can greatly increase your home’s curb appeal.
Reducing the amount of money that you spend on your home sometimes involves cutting corners on unessential items or features of the home that aren’t important to you and your family. Since the garage is one of the areas of the home that people consider the least, it tends to be a candidate for people to go cheap on the construction of this part of their home. The garage door is one of the first lines of defense for your home and should be considered as important as the quality of your front door. When you install a cheap garage door and garage door opener, you’re much more likely to be targeted by thieves looking for homes that present an easy break-and-enter target.
Keeping your home tidy and organized requires a lot of effort. A clean garage is often the last priority on your list of household chores because it’s usually the part of the home that’s occupied the least. Nonetheless, there’s no reason to clutter your car hold and allow it to become a danger zone. In fact, a messy garage may be a peril for you and your family due to fire hazards, tripping over objects and other risks. The following tips show you the basics of how to keep your garage clean and tidy.