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

An Introduction to Garage Doors


How many garage doors or garage door openers does a homeowner buy in his or her life? According to statistics, one or two… or a few more if this person needs to move more often than the norm because of work or other obligations.

To help you better understand the language used in the world of garage doors, here is a basic introduction to the most used terms. This will help you more clearly understand what garage door specialists tell you if they are repairing your door, or if they suggest you get a new door. In this blog, we will focus on the components that make up a garage door system.
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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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