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7 Tips for a Garage Laundry Makeover

7 Tips for a Garage Laundry Makeover

We have some friends who recently moved to a different part of the city here in Phoenix. It is an older house, originally built in the 1950’s. But, as the real estate market would have it, some savvy house-flippers got a hold of it and breathed some marketable new life into the walls. They remodeled and upgraded kitchen, knocked down a couple…

How to Install Garage Ceiling Insulation

How to Install Garage Ceiling Insulation

Making your garage a workable space during the more extreme climates of the year is not normally a one and done process. In my experience, the most effective route will involve a three-fold process. First, stopping heat and cold from coming in or escaping. Second, being able to circulate the air in your garage. And third, finding a way to warm or cool your…

How to Soundproof Your Garage

How to Soundproof Your Garage

There are several reasons that you may be looking into soundproofing your garage.  Maybe you are making your garage into a studio, or a movie room, or a man cave, or something else that might require less sound seeping through the metal garage door. Maybe with the new work-from-home movement, the only viable place to get away from the noise within the home is a make-shift home office in the garage.   If you are…

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Best Universal Garage Keypads around $30

Electric garage door openers come standard on most houses today. And for those who like a little extra touch of convenience, garage access keypads are a piece of hardware that is not far behind on the “must-have” list.   Some garage door openers can now be purchased with the entire bundle of electronic means of opening and closing. In addition to the unit that opens the…

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7 Things to Do Before You Drywall Your Garage

It’s project time again, garage enthusiasts! And today we will be talking about preparing to drywall your garage. If you’ve come to this article first, and have questions about why to spruce up your unfinished walls, check out our article on Link to “9 Reasons to Drywall Your Garage”. All the “why’s” are covered there.    Now to the…

EntryDoor

6 Lifesaving Garage Entry Door Must-Haves

Housefires can be immensely destructive and even fatal. Most people go to great lengths to ensure that the inside of their home is protected by installing fire alarms, mapping emergency exits and making sure that their kitchens are safe and up to date. A critical room that many people overlook, however is the garage.   Typically, if a fire starts in the…

Hot Garage

10 Ways to Cool Your Hot Garage

Before moving to Arizona in 2009, I lived in Michigan. I had a job where I worked outside and was used to the cold weather. Once I moved out here, while going to college, I worked for a company where I was installing satellite service and was often in attics during the heat of the summer.   Attics in the summer…

Garage slatwall

How to Build Your Own Garage Slatwall

Lately, I’ve noticed that a trending use of wall space in garages and mudrooms incorporates the ever-versatile slatwall. This type of paneling isn’t anything new, really. The grooves in the wood panels are a classic way to organize any number of things with hooks and buckets. But whenever something is trending, you better believe that a designer put together a package with their name…

Garage Floor Epoxy

8 Reasons for Garage Floor Epoxy

I have a friend who is always out in the garage. If you were to drive by his house, and he was not at work, you would see the garage door open and he would be tinkering on some project that he came up with while he was pondering life on one of his many yearly…

Drywall your garage

9 Reasons to Drywall Your Garage

A friend of mine asked me to look at his new garage and give him my thoughts on drywall.  I have a background in construction and, while not a registered contractor, I’ve got a little bit of game.  Any wise man will seek out information from those that have it and he’s a good friend that I…

benefits of garage door insulation

6 Benefits of Garage Door Insulation

Today we’re going to be exploring the wonderful world of garage door insulation! Sound riveting? Well, admittedly, maybe not. But insanely practical and interesting at least? I hope so because that’s what we’re going for!   So, I’m not sure about you, but this isn’t a topic that was on my radar until recently. In the last two homes I owned, I’m not even sure if the garage…

Garage Decor

Where to Start with Garage Decor

If someone were to ask you to design a space that would tell your story or showcase something defining about yourself, where do you think you would start? You may be inclined to do some deep introspective digging, or maybe you can rattle off any number of likes, loves, and interests. Now, I’m going to throw a curveball here. How could you channel that kind…

Meet the Authors

The Reynolds'

Hey, my name is Jon Reynolds and my wife, LeeAnn, and I are the voices behind The Garage Junkie. All my life I have been a tinkerer out in the garage and when my wife and I purchased our new home in May of 2019, we were starting with a fresh pallet and new challenges. The Garage Junkie is a website spurred from the challenges we discovered and topics we stumbled on while researching for our own garage upgrades.

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