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How To Insulate a Garage With Open Rafters

How to Insulate a Garage with Open Rafters

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…

Garage Gym Fans

Garage Gym Fans – The Best Cooling and Heating Tools for Your Space

Garage Gym Fans – The Best Cooling and Heating Tools for Your Space  Isn’t it addictive, this pump that you’re doing?! There is nothing, nothing more exhilarating than getting a pump – that sudden burst of power and confidence especially when you’re just in the zone and every rep feels like it’s nothing that it’s so lightweight,…

Garage Door Limit Switch

What is a Garage Door Limit Switch?

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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How to Use Pegboard in Your Garage Gym

The odds are you’ve got plenty of small and portable pieces of equipment in your garage gym. You might have jump ropes, resistance bands, workout belts, and even towels. You’ll need a space in your gym where you can store these items and keep them organized. A garage pegboard can help you keep all those…

3 Easy Steps For Creating a Motivational Garage Gym - The Garage Junkie

3 Easy Steps For Creating a Motivating Garage Gym

We’ve all been there, we know we should be working out, but the weather sucks, work is stressful, and you can’t seem to find the time or motivation to get in a good workout. If you’re a regular visitor to our site here at The Garage Junkie, then you know that solving the time issue…

What is the R-Value of an Insulated Garage Door? - The Garage Junkie

What is the R-Value of an Insulated Garage Door?

In the wake of all the craziness happening in the world right now, I’ve found myself spending more time in the woodshop in my garage. It’s relaxing – I build, I tinker, and sometimes I find something that is marketable, and I sell some of what I make. A buddy of mine recently reached out…

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5 Best Flooring Types for an Effective Garage Gym Workout

Let’s be real – fitness goals can sometimes be overwhelming. Mustering up the motivation to get to the gym is something that many of us have struggled with from time to time. Building a functional gym into your garage can be one way to take out the commute, and a few of the excuses along the way. I…

Is Building a Garage Gym Cost-Effective? What are the pros and cons of purchasing your equipment vs. getting a gym membership?

Is Building a Garage Gym Cost-Effective?

With the New Year comes the new resolutions. One of the most common ones is to be fit and healthy. Of course, this is the best resolution that you can take and maintain throughout life. And even more recently, other factors have come into consideration regarding keeping things “in house” -for everything from work to…


The Best Compact Equipment to Maximize Any Garage Gym

It is easy to see the appeal of having a great gym as close to home and easy to get to as inside your own home’s garage. However, one of the most challenging aspects of building out your own garage gym is a potential lack of available space for equipment. There are a variety of…

All About Garage Exhaust Fans

10 Things to Look for in a Garage Exhaust Fan

All About Garage Exhaust Fans – Ten Considerations Before You Buy and Install    When you think of exhaust fans, usually the room in the house that comes to mind first is the bathroom. We typically use these smaller exhaust fans to move steam from the shower and noxious fumes from the aftermath of chili night up and…

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Garage Gym in 3 Simple Steps

Going to the gym is like drinking a kale-spinach smoothie, sure it’s good for you, but who wants to do it? Paying a monthly membership for the privilege of working out with a bunch of sweaty strangers is hardly anyone’s idea of fun. Yet, everyone knows that working out is key to maintaining a healthy…

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…

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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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