5 Creative Garage Storage Solutions for the Spring

Blue Sky Builders garage storage and organizationWhen the weather warms up in the spring, many homeowners choose to begin cleaning and reorganization projects. The garage is often the part of the home that needs the most attention, since items tend to pile up in this area. The floor and other parts of a garage may need cleaning due to the snow and mud that was tracked in during the winter, but first, space will often need to be cleared. To do so, homeowners may want to consider new storage solutions that will increase the usable space in their garage and make sure they can keep things well-organized. Read more

Tips for Turning Your Garage into a Guest House

Blue Sky Builders garage guest roomNow that COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed across the nation, more and more people are eager to travel and visit their loved ones. Whether you have relatives or friends planning to stay at your house, you may wish you had more room for overnight guests. If you are short on bedroom space in your house or basement, another potential option worth considering is your garage. Regardless of your budget for home improvements such as this, with the help of a dedicated garage builder, you can find the right fit for you and your family. Read more

Great Ideas for Adding Beautiful Landscaping Around Your Garage

Blue Sky Builders garage landscapingNow that spring is upon us, you are likely itching to spend some time outdoors as temperatures begin to warm up and the gray skies clear, allowing for some much-needed sunshine and Vitamin D! You may be thinking about what kind of gardening you would like to do. This may include ripping out old or dead shrubs along the front of your house or driveway and planting new greenery. But have you thought about landscaping around your garage? Even if your garage is set back from the street, and you think no one will notice, adding shrubbery and flowers around it can really “spruce” (pun intended) up its look. Read more

Top Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Garage

Blue Sky Builders garage cleaning and reorganizationWith warmer weather here, many people are looking forward to getting outside for exercise or house projects that they may have put off during the winter. There is no time like the present to take on a task such as cleaning out your garage space. Although garages are one of the most frequently used spaces in a home, they can also be the most cluttered. According to the National Association of Professional Organizers, 50 percent of homeowners stated that their garage was their home’s most unorganized area. Below are some tips for clearing out your garage to create a more functional space for however you want to use it.   Read more

Tips for Removing Snow and Ice From Your Garage Roof

Blue Sky Builders garage roof snow damage preventionThose who grew up in Illinois or the Midwest are accustomed to winter weather and all of the snow and ice it can bring during this time of year. Frigid temperatures can cause a variety of problems, such as burst pipes in homes, office buildings, or warehouses. Whether you are a homeowner or another type of property owner, trying to mitigate the negative impact of Mother Nature can be challenging. Proper drainage can limit the chance of any damage, but it is also important to remove snow and ice from your house or garage roof before it becomes a problem. In some cases, water damage can result in expensive repairs, such as replacing a ceiling or drywall or even a vehicle that was in the garage.  Read more

Making the Most of Overhead Storage in Your Garage

Blue Sky Builders garage overhead storageStorage space is often a very desirable option when it comes to buying or building a home. Whether it is a bedroom closet, kitchen pantry, basement, or garage, people need places to put all of their “stuff.” There are many items that you may like to keep in your garage or shed, such as gardening tools, lawnmowers, snowblowers, outdoor patio furniture, bicycles, scooters, holiday decorations, sports equipment, and more. Along with all of these items, you may be struggling to find space for your vehicles in your garage. One option is to create additional storage space by installing overhead shelving units. Determining how large these can be often depends on the structure and size of your garage, including the roof line. Read more

Transforming Your Garage into a Workout Facility for the Winter

DuPage County garage workout facility tipsThe Chicago-area winters can be especially cold and long. Temperatures can hover at or below freezing from November all the way to March. Although some natives of Illinois may venture outside to get some exercise, many prefer to work out indoors during these months. With COVID-19 restrictions still in place throughout the state, it may be awhile before individuals will feel safe going to a public gym or rec center. As such, now might be the perfect time to consider renovating your garage into a workout area. Whether you want to utilize the entire garage space or just a section of it, there are ways to accomplish your goal of staying fit and healthy.   Read more

Turning Your Garage Into a Winter Wonderland This Holiday Season

Blue Sky Builders decorating your garage for the holidaysThis holiday season, more and more people will be spending time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With non-essential businesses closed to prevent further spread of the virus, many Illinois residents are entertaining at home more often, and they may be making use of their garage to do so. In some cases, individuals might be utilizing their garage space like never before, turning it into a home office. Decorating your house and garage for the holidays can lift everyone’s spirits, from young to old. This may include putting up a Christmas tree or hanging lights from your roof or siding, or even placing inflatable Santas or snowmen in your yard or driveway. Below are some tips for creating a magical holiday scene on the inside or outside of your garage.   Read more

The Importance of Cleaning Out Your Garage Gutters in the Fall

Blue Sky Builders garage gutter cleaning water damage preventionA garage can sometimes be considered a smaller, modified version of your home. Your garage may provide additional work space for an office, or it may even include a place to sleep for overnight guests. Gutters are an often overlooked but essential part of your house. These items protect the house from the elements, which can be especially harsh in Illinois. They provide a place for rainfall or snow to go during storms. However, even when it is warm and sunny outside, wind can blow leaves, branches, and even garbage into your gutters. In the autumn months, leaves fall from surrounding trees and land in your gutters. That is why it is crucial to check the gutters on your house and garage periodically and remove any debris so they can do their job. Read more

Top Tips for Organizing Your Garage to Maximize Space

Blue Sky Builders garage cleaning and storageYou may have been putting off cleaning out your garage, but there is no time like the present to get started on this project. In the Chicagoland area, fall provides the perfect climate to take on this task while the weather is still nice before the brutal winter comes. Although organization may not be at the top of your to-do list, it is essential in order to get the most out of your garage space. There are many products on the market for organizing all the items you want to keep in your garage, including tools, toys, holiday decorations, and more. To maximize what your garage has to offer, everything should have a place so items are easier to find, and they are not taking up unnecessary space. So set aside a weekend for you and the family to get this done; you will not regret it!    Read more