Hosting an Independence Day Celebration in Your Garage

Blue Sky Builders fourth of July garage celebrationThe Fourth of July is a day when we come together as a community to celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, which officially announced that the United States was its own country separate from Great Britain. As a federally recognized holiday, it is an ideal day off from work to enjoy the summer and celebrate our freedoms.

Independence Day is only a few days away, and many people’s celebration plans are well underway. Festivities take many forms, including parades, festivals, barbeques, and block parties. When planning for the holiday, your garage can offer a functional space for hosting your get-together. Read more

Simple Vehicle Maintenance Tasks You Can Perform in Your Garage

Blue Sky Builders vehicle maintenance in garageFor many families, a vehicle purchase is a significant financial investment, second only to the family home. Car loans typically last five to seven years; yet, if neglected, the vehicle will not last the entire duration of the payments. Today’s cars have a significant amount of technology onboard, making it more difficult to make repairs without specialized equipment. However, there are some basic maintenance tasks you can perform that will keep your car running efficiently, well past paying the last car note. Here are some simple things you can take care of from your garage or your driveway: Read more

Finding Balance Between Your Laundry Area and Garage Space

Blue Sky Builders garages and laundryWhether you enjoy or detest washing the laundry, the simple fact is that it is a necessity. Clothes need cleaning at a seemingly unstoppable rate. One of the biggest complaints is not about the frequency of the chore, however, but instead about the location of the laundry space. Laundry areas have no set sizing standards, which frequently results in their exclusion from original floor plans. Many builders add in the washer and dryer connections as an afterthought. The most common “out-of-the-way” location is the garage. Laundry is troublesome enough, let alone in the dimly lit and non-climate controlled environment meant for vehicle parking. Here are a few tips for managing a laundry area in your garage: Read more

Keep Unwanted Insects Out of Your Garage with These Tips

keeping flies, ants, mosquitos out of your garageIn the summer months, insects seek the shade, warmth, and food sources generously offered by your house. Garages, in particular, provide plenty of protective hiding spots for these pests to make a home. Prevent unwanted guests such as flies, mosquitoes, ants, and wasps using these tips: Read more

Tips to Create a Summer-Ready Garage

Blue Sky Builders summer garage preparationSummer is officially here. The sun is up, and the temperature is rising, luring everyone out of their homes, a welcome change after being cooped up all winter long. The kids will soon be out of school and searching for some fun in the sun to keep the summer boredom at bay. The temperature is also ideal for plant growth, which means that bugs are beginning to make their way back into our lives. All of these summertime activities often lead to a rise in garage usage. Between the bikes, yard tools, and pesticides, this space can become dangerously crowded if mismanaged. Here are a few solutions to keep using your garage efficiently, even in its busiest months. Read more

Getting Your Garage Ready for the Spring

Blue Sky Builders garage tips for springSpring is now here, which means that it is time for many people to think about how to get their garages ready for the upcoming warmer weather. In the Chicago and DuPage County area, the weather was very cold during the winter, and this may have resulted in a variety of issues which may need to be resolved, such as cracked caulking on a garage door or the invasion of unwanted creatures. Here are some tips on how to get your garage in order this spring: Read more

A Checklist for Spring Cleaning Your Garage

Blue Sky Builders garage cleaning and maintenanceSpring is just around the corner. As the weather starts to warm up in the Chicago area and DuPage County, this is a good opportunity to plan for spring cleaning around your home, and your garage is no exception. As you plan to clean, organize, and maintain your garage in the coming months, the following checklist will allow you to stay on top of the tasks you will need to complete. Read more

Customizing Your Garage for Large Vehicles

Blue Sky Builders large vehicles and small garagesGetting a new truck or SUV can be a fun and exciting experience, and whether you are planning to use it for work, to transport your family, or to host hayrides or other fun activities, you are likely looking forward to getting the most out of your vehicle. However, one thing you may not have considered is whether your new truck will fit in your garage. Depending on the size of your truck, you may need to make changes to your garage to better accommodate your vehicle. Read more

Valentine’s Day Gifts for the Garage Enthusiast

Blue Sky Builders Valentine's Day Garage GiftsThis Valentine’s Day, if you are having trouble coming up with a gift for that special someone, you may want to consider an improvement to your garage. Your garage is an important part of your house, and finding the perfect upgrade or addition that helps you make the best use of your space can be a great idea for an unexpected and innovative gift. Read more

Storing and Maintaining Snow Removal Equipment in Your Garage

Blue Sky Builders storing snow removal equipment in your garageDuring the winter in the Chicago area and DuPage County, we often experience unexpected changes in the weather. Sudden snowfall can be difficult to deal with, so it is always a good idea to make sure that your snow removal equipment is easily accessible and ready to use. Here are some tips for organizing and maintaining your snow removal equipment in your garage: Read more