10 Ways to Cool Down 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Where to Start with Garage Décor

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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Retractable Extension Cords – 6 Features to Look for Before You Buy

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 Door Décor Options and Ideas

I have read and it has been stated that the garage door is a large percentage of your home’s overall curb appeal. When I was researching this topic, I also found that somewhere around 70-80% of realtors agree that a new garage door can help your home sell faster and can increase the overall worth…

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Garage Door Stuck? 8 Reasons Why This Might Happen and How to Fix it

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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Standard Garage Size

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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How Much Can My Garage Ceiling Hold?

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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