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.
November 21, 2016
Okay, so the time has finally come – whether it’s annual spring cleaning, or the Big Garage Reno you’ve been planning so you can cut back on your heating bill, and finally get your caroff the driveway. Either way, you’ve got stuff that you need to remove from your garage. Such as whatever’s at the back of those haphazard piles that you haven’t looked through in years – and yes, plenty of those things probably deserve to be chucked. But for the items that you and your family still use, you’ll be on the lookout for some temporary storage options. Luckily, self-storage comes in a wide variety of sizes to suit your needs. But how do you figure out which size will be right for you?
November 11, 2016
So, the next thing on your home renovation to-do list is to repaint your garage floor with an epoxy floor covering. Can I do it myself? Or should I use the services of a floor covering specialist? The answer… well, that depends on:
October 28, 2016
Have you found that your garage door is looking kind of shabby and deserves a transformation to give it a better appearance? What can be done in order to modernize it? As your garage door is the largest moving object in your home, and amounts to more than a third of its façade, shouldn’t you give it more attention? Did you know that any real estate agent will inform you that changing your garage door will help you get your asking price and be sold even faster?
October 14, 2016
You’re just getting back from running some errands and you want to open the garage door to go in. You reach for your remote and realize it’s not in its normal spot. Searching around the car more carefully turns up nothing. Where could it be? Was it stolen? Panic sets in…
October 8, 2016
It’s almost that time of year, when we see ghosts and goblins come down the street in search of tricks or treats. Increase their enjoyment by decorating the front of your house and adding to the atmosphere. It will make a memorable evening for all! Lots of people put up Halloween decorations, but did you ever consider using your garage door as a blank slate for your creations? It doesn’t take a big budget to get the scary look you want. Use your imagination and some homemade decorations, like rigid foam cutouts, old clothes, duct tape, etc. Decorative lights or projections and appropriate music can top it all off!
September 30, 2016
Does the name Frank Lloyd Wright ring a bell? He was an American architect (1867-1959) whose ideas of open floor plans and organic architecture have continued to today. At the time, in the early to mid-1900s, he was a pioneer, designing residences with low-pitched roofs, overhanging eaves and long horizontal lines. This style, known as Prairie School, was also characterized by multiple sets of vertical windows to let in lots of natural light with gridlines that mirrored the frames. They were building that blended in with nature, living in harmony with the environment.
September 23, 2016
Maybe the time has come to update your home’s exterior, giving it a makeover to improve its looks and thus curb appeal. Recent research from Texas Tech University has plainly shown that enhancements to the outside of a home can boost its value up to 17%. But which improvements will give you the best return on your investment?
September 15, 2016
The summer months are gone, and September is here. Back to school, shorter day, trees changing color – all the signs of fall, meaning winter can’t be far away. Hand in hand with these events are some maintenance tasks you yourself can perform on your garage door system at this time of year. They will only take a few minutes but ensure your door’s correct operation throughout the fall season.
August 26, 2016
For whatever reason, some homeowners decide that it’s OK to leave the garage door opened while unattended. This careless action can lead to a variety of nasty consequences, especially if you have an attached garage. A solid garage door is your first line of defense against unwanted intruders, ranging from people to small animals, preventing serious problems from occurring because you didn’t take the time to shut the garage door.