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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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…

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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…

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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…

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So, you’ve consulted the internet for how to insulate your garage door. Considering if this job is for your mad DIY skills? Or are you thinking that this may be something to hire out? Deep breath, my friend. One of the largest factors with this kind of job is simply how much you want to get your hands dirty. If you can measure and cut, the rest will…

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My wife and I have three young children, and as time goes on it seems that the stockpile of outdoor playthings continues to grow. Now, I’m truthfully not sad about the amount of joy that this collection of toys produces for my kids (or myself and my wife for that matter). I love being able to watch them whip around corners on…

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I enjoy woodworking. In my tool arsenal, I have a variety of hand saws and other tools that don’t come equipped with their own battery pack the way my hand drill does. So inevitably, the dance of maneuvering around an extension cord becomes part of the experience. And, let’s be real, it’s not my favorite part by a long shot.…

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Garage keypads are something that I have used for nearly 15 years. It is surprising how convenient they can be, especially if you have roommates and friends who like to stop by. Having a truck makes you the friend of anyone moving; having a lot of tools makes you the friend of anyone trying to DIY a project…

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