Now that my garage is framed and drywalled, I'm starting to look at the fun stuff: What colors to paint the walls and what is the best paint for garage walls? I'm really glad I started thinking about this before I got to the hardware store. As I was doing my research, I found out that there are garage wall paint options that sound like a great idea at first, but they can … [Read more...] about What is the best paint for garage walls? (Drywall or Unfinished)
You know that a custom garage is going to cost a decent amount of money, but how much can you expect to get back when you sell your house? If you're like me, you've probably spent hours looking at pictures on Pinterest of custom garages. After the initial glow has worn off, you're finally ready to think about money. Does a finished garage increase the value of your home? … [Read more...] about Does a finished garage increase home value?
I want as much stuff off the floor of my garage as possible, but to do that, the stuff has only one place to go. Up. The problem is, my garage door rails are in the way. So I started researching a way to get some more headroom. That's when I found out about high-lift garage door kits. A high lift garage door extends your garage door's track so that the door hugs the … [Read more...] about What is a high lift garage door?
It's time to frame and drywall the garage. This is it: The biggest home improvement project I've ever started, and I'm a little nervous. In theory it's not that difficult. My only problem is that my garage is unfinished cinder block on three of the walls, so I'm going to have to frame garage walls over concrete, which makes it a little more challenging. Don't worry, … [Read more...] about How to frame garage walls over concrete step by step
In the not too distant past, someone got the incredible idea of putting an old refrigerator in his garage. I'm pretty sure he won the Nobel Prize that year. He should have anyway... All over the world people tried to do the same thing with their old refrigerators. There's only one problem. Depending on how hot or cold your garage gets, those old fridges probably broke … [Read more...] about What is a garage ready refrigerator?