Over the years garage doors have changed drastically. Garage doors play an important role for any home. They add a lot to the curb appeal of your home, they add security to your home, and can add to the quality of the garage interior. There are few different options for residential garage doors. Each type of garage door is suitable for many different homes. Most garage doors have made the switch from wood to metal, synthetics, or fiberglass. Depending on your home and what works best for you; each of these is a great option: (more…)
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It is very common for garages to become the storage area of a home. If this is the case there are some tips to follow so that your garage does not become cluttered. It's easy to just throw everything you don't use that often in the garage. However, according to This Old House, you should have some sort of storage plan when it comes to your garage. The following tips are essential to keeping your garage organized. Clear out the junk Make a plan Categorize Containerize Safety-proof To learn more about a storage plan for your garage, click here.
The landscape around a home can be a huge selling point for most home buyers. The landscape adds curb appeal to a home and it is usually what gets a potential buyer into the home. Darrell Blackwelder, a contributor writer for the Salisbury Post, has a couple of quick fixes for your landscape that can increase your home's curb appeal. (more…)
Home improvement are mainly done to help increase the value of a home. Before you decide to do just any home improvement project, its smart to learn which ones will increase the value of your home the most. There are some home improvement projects that will make very little change to the value of your home. The Herald Extra has the 5 top home improvements that are guaranteed to increase the value of your home: Garage door replacement Vinyl sliding replacement Deck Addition A steel entry door Manufactured stone veneer To learn more about these home improvement projects, click here.
Adding another room to a home can increase it's value tremendously. For those who don't use their garage that often and would like to add a guest room or rec room to their home, converting the garage is a great idea. Converting a garage can be a lot of work and there are a few steps you want to make sure to complete. Kelly Beamon, a contributor writer for This Old House Magazine says that these are fundamental considerations in tackling such a conversion. (more…)
While having a full home alarm system is one surefire way to minimize unsavory activity, having one installed can be pricey and may not be in your current budget. That does not mean deterring criminals is out of the question. Here are a few other ways to increase your home security. Locks First and foremost, make sure you have solid, working locks on all of your windows and doors. If you have recently moved into a new abode, have these locks changed to ensure you and your family are the only ones who have a key. Outdoor Lighting Invest in a long lasting bulb for your porch lights and consider installing other lighting around the perimeter of your property. If…
The spring weather is finally hear and it is now time to take advantage of the fresh air. Around this time of year we tend to open the windows and spend a lot of time with the garage door open. The spring season is the perfect time to organize your garage and ensure that everything is in a safe spot. HutchNews.com has a couple of tips to make sure that your garage is safe for spring. (more…)
Home improvement project are the main way people increase the value of their home. There are some home improvement projects that receive a better return than others. The Fiscal Times has provided some ways to get the most return on your home improvement projects. Updating the landscape right in front of your home is great for curb appeal and will get people interested in your home. Repaving the driveway is another way to increase the curb appeal of your home. Some other home improvement that help with raising the value of your home are: repainting the walls, replacing the carpet, and redoing the deck. To learn more about getting the most bang for your buck, click here.
You use your garage everyday, and it does more than protect your car from the elements outside. In fact, many people store several of their household goods in this space. Without proper organization, a garage becomes a dumping ground and gets easily cluttered. Soon, it might be difficult to park your car inside this space. If you are having this issue, use these tips to help you organize your garage. Take Advantage of Overhead Space Since the garage is smaller, it is a good idea to use the overhead space to help you store items. This is a great place to put things you do not use often like holiday decorations, baby stuff, or seasonal gear. When you need these…
Many homeowners would think that having an automatic garage door opener would help keep their home free of break-ins. Unfortunately, people have found their way around this. It is suggested to put in a little extra effort to keep your garage free from break-ins. Ohio.com has a few tips on how to keep your garage a little more secure. Some of the tips include: Keeping the garage door closed when you are home When you leave the house watch the garage door close completely and make sure it stays closed Lock the garage door when you are on vacation If you want a garage with windows make sure the windows are high up on the garage door To learn more…