Practice in the garage is as much a tradition of rock bands as complaining neighbors who are unhappy with the noise. Gibson, the company who makes guitars used by many music greats and amateurs alike, knows something about tradition. They point out that some of the greatest bands, including Sonic Youth, R.E.M. and The Ramones, got their start in the garage. In fact, Garage Rock is a music genre in and of itself.
November 10, 2015
October 23, 2015
What would you do for just an extra 600 square feet of living space if you could have it? There’s many way of renovating your two-car garage. Whether you’re adding a spare bedroom, a playroom for your kids, a master suite, or even a gym, home office, “man cave,” or a media center, using your extra garage space is often a way to make a dream come true for guests or family members.
October 9, 2015
Winter’s just around the corner – now is the time to ensure your garage door is ready for the cold and wind, not after the first snowstorm. Luckily, anyone can give their garage door an once-over using household items – and it will only take you around half an hour.
September 25, 2015
The garage is the one area of the house where all of our unneeded stuff seems to pile up in one spot. Going through the garage to eliminate and toss most of the clutter, however, often leaves you with piles of clothes that you do actually need, but have nowhere in the house to keep them.
August 28, 2015
Some types of home repairs are perfectly suited to the DIY approach – others, not so much. You might be able to handle a garage roof repair on your own, but don’t jump into it without doing your research. Some roof repairs take a lot of knowledge and skill, and can also be time-consuming and difficult.
August 14, 2015
If you are considering repainting your garage door, you’re likely to receive tons of advice on how to go about the project. The following are some of the worst bits of information you’ll get, and why you shouldn’t listen to them.
July 17, 2015
We know you – you’re just waiting to get your Apple Watch. You lament the demise of Google Glass. You invented the Internet! And you’re the guy who, back in the day, had a remote control that didn’t have a cord! You trendsetter! We bow to your amazingness.
July 3, 2015
If you’ve been driving around your neighborhood lately, you’ve probably noticed that carriage-style garage doors are enjoying a huge resurgence in popularity. They were ubiquitous in the 1940s and 1950s, but lost popularity at the turn of the millennium. The reason for that is that even though they’re very visually pleasing, the older types were hard to maintain. They were made of wood, and had to be scraped and re-painted every couple of years. In short, people who had carriage-style garage doors had to devote a great deal of effort to making sure they looked good. Who has time for that these days?
June 19, 2015
Kids are always exploring, and while you’ve probably made sure your home is childproofed, you might not have done so with your garage. However, there are many dangers lurking there, and even if your children are with you, they can still get into trouble in the blink of an eye. The following five tips will help you see the dangers that are in your garage, and what you can do to protect your children.
June 5, 2015
Just because you don’t have an extra room in your house, it doesn’t mean you can’t have a home office. Your garage is a great place to create an office, and while it might take a few simple steps to get there, you’ll soon have a quiet, productive space away from the distractions and noise inside your home. Just use the following suggestions to get yourself started.