I want as much stuff off the floor of my garage as possible. 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 … [Read more...] about What is a High Lift Garage Door? (Cost and Conversion Kits)
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 (DIY Guide with Photos)
If your garage is a disaster area, getting organized can seem like a monumental undertaking. A quick way to make some progress is by getting your tools up off the garage floor - especially your garden tools. I chose to use the Gladiator GearTrack, which is one of the more popular garage track systems, but there are several different brands to choose from. See why I … [Read more...] about How to Install Gladiator GearTrack on Concrete or Drywall
It may be the Sunshine State, but it rains in Florida every now and then. It’s a little humid sometimes too… After Hurricane Irma passed through town, it took weeks for the water to drain away. I spent a lot of time wading through more than my share of puddles (small lakes, really). So when I started to drywall my garage, the first thing I thought about was how to keep … [Read more...] about How to Waterproof Your Garage Walls with Drylok (With Photos)
My first summer as a homeowner in Florida was brutal. After a few weeks, I started looking for any way I could to help keep my garage cool. I found a few things that helped, and over the next few years I added a couple more until I came up with this list. Hopefully it'll save you some time and give you a few ideas that you might not have thought about. How do you keep … [Read more...] about Garage Cooling Ideas That Actually Work!