When I started my garage renovation, a building permit was the last thing on my mind. But when I was talking with a friend about the projects we were doing to our new homes, he mentioned that he was getting a permit for the pool he was installing. Which got me thinking...do I need a permit to drywall my garage? The answers are a lot harder to find than you'd … [Read more...] about Do i need a permit to drywall my garage
I'll bet your idea of how to clean your garage door is hosing it off once a year if it looks dirty. There's a bit more to it than that, especially if you've got a chalky garage door like the one below. One of the craziest parts abut becoming a homeowner was all of the maintenance that comes along with the house. I've already written a quick guide on how to lubricate … [Read more...] about Do’s and Don’ts: How to clean your garage door
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?