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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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There are few sounds more troubling when you are getting ready to leave for work than the snap and reel of a garage spring snapping. This happened a few years back to me, and my panicked thinking immediately went to, “Will I be stuck here forever?!” It took me a couple of minutes to come to my senses after that initial…

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There are a few reasons why this question found its way into your search bar. Like most things on the internet, it may have just been idle curiosity. Or you may have a more functional direction in mind. Garages can come in all shapes and sizes, but there are some standards that builders typically work within.…

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With our new build not having as much storage as our old house, we have gotten creative with where to stash things to keep the house and the garage decluttered. From adding additional shelving in the garage to purchasing cabinet units to store tools, to a tool chest, we are now boldly going where… ok we are installing…

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