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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Residential garage doors: North America versus Europe


The vast majority—if not to say practically all—of the residential garage doors used in North America are the sectional type. The height of the panels varies from 18 to 24 inches (46–61 cm). The garage doors are also frequently equipped with an automatic garage door opener. In Europe, it’s a bit different. Besides sectional doors–which aren’t the most commonly used, by the way–you’ll also find single-panel up-and-over doors, rolling doors, and side-sliding sectional doors.
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How to Stain a Metal Garage Door to Give it a Faux Woodgrain Finish


Are you tired of looking at your faded garage door and want to give it a fresh new appearance? Maybe you’d like to give it a more rustic look? Then, why not create a faux woodgrain finish? You can either do it yourself or hire a professional painter. To achieve the desired results, you’ll have to take an approach that’s a bit different from regular painting. But with a little patience and artistic skill, you’ll end up with a garage door you can be proud of.
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What are the most common problems with garage doors?


We tend not to worry much about our garage door until something goes wrong. However, it’s easy to ensure that it works properly at all times by performing a visual inspection every two months and lubricating the major parts two times per year.
 
If you happen to find a problem with your garage door, here’s a list of the most common ones. You’ll be able to identify the source of the problem and either correct it yourself or contact a garage door specialist to make the necessary repairs.
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Follow these 3 Tips to Get the Best Returns on Your Garage Door Replacement Investment

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A lot of homeowners across the US are considering having their garage door replaced. A lot of these homeowners will need to do so out of necessity. It’s probably because they have a damaged or broken garage door beyond what is worth repairing. They understand that they need to have it replaced as soon as possible. After all, a damaged garage door is quite an eyesore. It doesn’t help a home’s curb appeal at all. In fact, the opposite is the case.
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Don’t forget your garage door when decorating for the holidays!

It won’t be long before everyone starts decorating their home exteriors for the holidays. While you are stringing lights and hanging garlands, don’t overlook the largest flat surface on the front of your house – your garage door! In a neighborhood of plain, unadorned garage doors, make sure yours stands out and complements your other decorations. Here are some ideas taken from Pinterest to spur your imagination. You won’t need to spend a lot to get a new, festive look. Gather some outdoor lights, weatherproof craft materials, stickers, and a good dose of patience. And why not get your kids involved? They are sure to be full of ideas.
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