Essential Emergency Items to Store in Your Car and Garage

blue-sky-imageThere are certain items that are essential to store in your garage and car at all times in case of an emergency. You never know what kind of obstacles you may face while living and traveling in Illinois, especially with cold weather approaching.

It is important to take precautionary measures by stocking your garage and car with these safety materials so that you are ready for whatever comes your way.

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Garage Storage Tips for the Winter

blue-sky-imageThe winter weather in Illinois can potentially cause damage to your garage. To avoid this from happening, take precautionary steps and organize your garage space before the first snowfall. Implement these key garage storage tips for the winter time. 

Make a plan for unused open space in your garage. 
Before you start storing your possessions away, make sure that you create a strategy that allows you to get the most storage space out of your garage.

Organize items according to the importance. 
Once you have your plan in place for your open space, you can then choose which items you want to keep out for the next couple of months and which ones you want to store away until the weather becomes nicer again. For example, you may want to keep the snow blower out and put the lawnmower away. Read more

How to Clean Your Garage Floor

blue-sky-imageIn order to keep up the appearance of your garage, an important task is maintaining a clean floor. Before picking up a mop or other supplies, you should find out what material your garage floor is made out of, the extent of how dirty the surface is, and the kind of cleaning equipment you want to use. Once you know the floor’s material, you can then purchase the appropriate cleaning accessories and construct a plan to maintain a well-kept garage floor. Consider the following before cleaning your garage floor: Read more

Find the Perfect Siding for Your Custom Garage

sidingWhen customizing your brand new or recently remodeled garage, one important decision you will have to make is which siding you would like on the exterior of your garage. Like siding for a home, there are multiple garage siding options to choose from, depending on your specific needs. Shopping for siding is a lot like shopping for clothes. What you buy and wear depends on a number of factors including the weather in your area, your location, and your budget. Some siding options work best in cooler climates, while others are great at withstanding high temperatures. Siding comes in expensive options, and fancier options for those looking to spend more. Unlike clothing, however, siding is not changed very often, and while painting and modifications can change a structure’s appearance, most of us count on our siding to last for years without requiring too much maintenance. When searching for the right siding option for your garage, check out some of these popular choices.
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Turning Your Garage into a Home Bar

Home BarSomething a lot of people have dreamed of at some point in their life is owning their own bar. Rather than trekking across town to pay for overpriced drinks, you could host your family and friends and avoid crowds. While owning a bar is not a possibility for everyone, building a bar is a project that almost anyone can tackle. And the perfect place for this project is the most underutilized room of the house — the garage. While your garage might not initially seem like the comfiest place to have a drink with your friends, after a little clean up and paint job it will soon become your new favorite hangout.
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