You know that a custom garage is going to cost a decent amount of money. 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. 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)