One of the most commonly asked questions we get here at The Garage Junkie (aside from wanting to know if we’re available to help clean out your garage) is how to add additional lighting to a garage’s existing set-up. This is an understandable request, as most garages are notorious for being dark and sparsely lit. Luckily for you, we have compiled our best tips and…

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When you think of the quality of lighting in your garage, most people would probably describe it as a dim, uninviting environment akin to the average Law & Order interrogation scene. This is because most garages employ utilitarian florescent lighting. But it doesn’t have to be this way.   With just a little bit of effort you can have…

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We often have many excuses to skip our gym sessions. Sometimes you convince yourself that you cannot make it to the gym due to bad weather. Why not create a home gym, and stay fit all year round? A garage gym, for instance, requires effort and a little expertise to put up, but once it…

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Insulating your garage makes a lot of sense, especially if you plan to heat or cool the space for projects. One of the vital steps of this process is choosing the correct materials. Even though you can use the same insulation types for both your house and the garage, areas like the garage door and the ceiling may require some additional research. Whether your…

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Quick and Easy Steps for Insulating your Open Rafter Garage  Most of us don’t spend much time considering our garage’s insulation capabilities, but we should, because if your garage’s roof isn’t insulated, it could be costing you a fortune. And the problem is more widespread than you might think. In fact, walk in to almost any…

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What in the heck is a garage door limit switch? Well, that may not be your question, but it was certainly mine when I recently encountered a problem with a garage door opener, which, of course, captured my ridiculous curiosity of the cat and got me digging deeper into the simple reasons why a garage door would even need such a nefarious device. In my case, I…

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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…

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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…

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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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