When I started my garage renovation, a building permit was the last thing on my mind. When I was talking with a neighbor about some projects around the house. 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? What other garage projects would I need to get permits for? The answers … [Read more...] about When Do You Need a Permit for Your Garage Project?
If you've purchased a new refrigerator recently, you probably thought about putting your old one in the garage. Most older fridges make great secondary storage for bulk food or beer. However, if your garage isn't climate controlled or insulated, you may be wondering if you can put your old fridge in there. You can put a fridge in an uninsulated garage, but temperature … [Read more...] about Can You Put a Fridge in an Uninsulated Garage?
As I'm setting up my dream garage, I'm starting to look at buying a dedicated vacuum cleaner for my car. I've got a shop-vac that I use to clean up spills and clean my garage floor. But I want something that's a little better for detailing. Garage vacuums may mean different things to different people. Some people thing of heavy-duty wall mounted vacuums. Others think of … [Read more...] about What Should You Look For In A Car Detailing Vacuum?
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)
Many people keep an extra fridge or freezer in the garage. Often, the garage is the only place where there's enough room to put another appliance, especially if it's a larger freezer chest. But will putting a freezer in your garage use more electricity? Keeping your freezer in your garage can use up to 50% more electricity than normal. This depends greatly on where you … [Read more...] about Does a Freezer in the Garage Use More Electricity?