What are you using your garage for right now? Some might use it for their car, but many people end up using it as an extra storage space, or they do not use it at all. Why not consider turning it into something else that will be perfect for your hobby – scrapbooking!
If this idea sounds intriguing, you will be happy to know that it is easier to do than you might think. Imagine how nice it will be to head out there and scrapbook in your own space.
We’ve compiled a list of the things that you need to have if you want to turn your garage into the perfect scrapbooking workshop.
Wall-mounted door openers are generally used in garages with high ceilings and a lot of space above the garage door. They are common, for example, in garages with cathedral ceilings, ceiling heights over 10ft., and also in garages were homeowners want to maximize storage space.
So if you’re building a new garage and the plans show a lot of extra space over the garage door, you might consider installing a wall-mounted (or Jackshaft) door opener.
Your garage door is past its best and it’s time to invest in a new model. But what exactly should you be looking for in a garage door?
These days, there are so many different styles and materials to choose from that it can be a little bit overwhelming.
To make your decision a little easier, we’ve come up with, what we think are, the four most important factors you should consider when shopping for a new garage door.
We get it – your teen has just formed a band and they want to use your garage to practice… Your initial answer was NO WAY!!! But it doesn’t need to be that way. Follow these simple tips to reduce noise transmission and your kid’s band won’t disturb anyone!
If you have an older garage door system in your home, you have probably started to notice some issues with it. It might be too noisy, unreliable, unsafe, or it might not have any insulation. It could be a combination of these things. Now is a good time to replace your garage door. Let’s look at some of the top reasons to replace it sooner rather than later. Read More
Don’t take your garage door for granted. If you haven’t thought about it in a while, consider that it is a substantial piece of moving equipment. Then consider that people who drive up to your home often notice the garage door first before anything else on the outside of the house.
Everyone has been there; up late the night before, you hit snooze on the alarm one too many times and now you’re running late and have no time for a caffeine fix. You get the children in the car ready to take them to daycare, you put the car in reverse, your foot on the accelerator and then you hear the sound you wanted to hear the least: BANG! Now the kids are crying, you’re on the verge of tears and to make matters worse there’s no way you’ll get to work on time.
Accidents happen; sometimes people slide into the garage door in bad weather, other times people forget to take down their ski/bike rack and that causes damage to the door. However it happened, it can be fixed, so take a deep breath and compose yourself.
You use yours every day… You park your car in front of it without even noticing – it’s like you look at it but you don’t really see it! Sometimes, you even think about painting a mural on it just to give it more character. But you don’t have to go that far. There is a huge variety of models, colors and windows to enhance the look of your home.
Remember that your garage door can represent between 30 and 40% of your home’s façade. So putting a little more thought into its appearance can make a big difference. Here are some examples of home photos that might just inspire you.
Can your dog or cat be kept in the garage while you are away from home? Yes, certainly, it is possible, provided that you follow these guidelines to make your garage safe and comfortable for your pet. Using the garage can be an excellent solution if your pet has separation anxiety and, when alone, tends to spend its time destroying furniture or other items in the home.
This blog won’t cover the construction of a cage inside the garage. Instead, we will discuss how to use the entire garage as if it were a huge comfortable cage for that furry member of your family!
A well-insulated and weathertight garage door does two things for you. It keeps the cold out of your garage in addition to being a noise barrier. If you simply park your car outside for a few days and turn up the heat inside, your garage can be used for lots of other activities. In most homes today, garages are becoming multi-functional, so why not join the trend! Here are 10 alternative uses for your garage that just might justify getting a garage door that is insulated and weathertight.