Coordinating your exterior home colors: now there are visualizers to help you clearly see the choices


Just as a decorator would assist you in coordinating and harmonizing your exterior colors to suit your tastes, different paint companies now provide online paint visualizers so you can do it yourself. Most of them give you the option of choosing a house model that most closely mirrors your own.

Other sites even offer the option of uploading a photo of your actual home then changing your colors. If you know about other paint manufacturers’ websites that provide a visualizer for home exteriors but aren’t on our list, let us know so we can share them.

So grab your virtual brush and let’s “paint” your house! It’s easy, it’s fun, and, who knows, you may be inspired!
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Let HOUZZ inspire and guide you in renovating or reorganizing your garage

If you’re not familiar with HOUZZ, it is a website and mobile app that provide you with ideas about architecture, interior design, decorating, landscape design and home improvement, even for your garage! Through photos, it can motivate you to renovate or better arrange your garage. HOUZZ connects more than 40 million homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals around the world, and has 2 million Facebook followers and close to 300,000 on Twitter. Read More

The first impression your home makes sets the tone for the overall aesthetic of your house


When renovating, often the focus and dollars are given to achieving that “designer look” for the interior of our homes. We forget that the first impressions are made by the exterior of the house. We’ve all heard of “curb appeal”, especially when getting ready to sell your home. However, curb appeal should not be just for resale purposes as it can set the tone for the overall aesthetic of your home.
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10 Uses For Your Second Garage


A second garage isn’t something everybody has. Those who are lucky enough to have the extra space are sometimes stumped with what to do with it. That second garage can add value to your property not only for storage, but as a special space for entertaining or special interests.
 
Here are 10 ideas to help spark your creativity when you want to do more than store the lawnmower in your second garage.
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Cutting a rug in your Garage


There’s plenty of things that people do with their garages to transform the space into something more useful than a place where you put your car, yard tools and old buckets of paint from the 80s.
 
Some turn the garage into a home theatre zone while others decide to create a garage rock jam space. If you or your family happens to be into dance, there’s no reason why you can’t set up a dance studio in your garage if you have enough space to do so.
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Create your Dream Living Space with a Garage Conversion

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Is it time to expand your living space? Have you been torn between moving to a new home or remodeling your existing home? If this is the case, one option is to renovate your garage.

If your garage isn’t getting much use, converting it can open up many possibilities for your home. A converted garage can become a guest studio, an entertainment space, a “man cave”, a home gym, a recording studio, an office and so on.
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The Best Xmas Garage Door Decorations From Around the Web

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Christmas often brings out the interior designer within us all as we prepare to enjoy spending time with family and friends over the holiday season.

Your garage door provides you with a great opportunity to decorate the exterior of your home in a display of Christmas spirit.

Here are a variety of ways in which you can infuse your garage with a little bit of Christmas magic.
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Everything You Need to Know About Garage Flooring

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There are a number of reasons you may want to install upgraded flooring for your garage. You may want to protect the concrete surface from chemicals, or wear and tear. You may want more comfortable or aesthetically pleasing floor covering. You may want to increase the value of your home.

Once you start looking, you will see that there are many options for flooring. What you choose will depend on budget, preference and what your garage is being used for.
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