What Flooring Concerns Should be Addressed Before Remodeling a Garage?

Blue Sky Builders garage flooring optionsOne of the most interesting aspects of a garage is the multi-purpose functionality that it can provide. Nowadays, almost anything can be added to a garage; living units, home offices, man caves, and home gyms are replacing what used to be considered an uninhabited area. Garage customization projects can sometimes require significant changes to garage space, but before moving forward with a major renovation, one area that must be addressed is the floor. Depending on the purpose you would like your garage to serve, you will want to be sure the style of flooring meets your needs. Consulting a garage building professional could provide insight on what options should be considered.       

Plan for Repairs and Restoration

Whether you are planning to add a new surface to your garage floor or wish to keep your current floor in place, it is important to address any pre-existing damages. Years of wear and tear in a garage can result in cement flooring being damaged.  Areas of concern such as cracks, holes, uneven surfaces, or grease and oil stains should be addressed before any renovations begin. Although some aspects of the restoration process can be addressed quite easily, others may require the assistance of a professional. 
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Tips for Soundproofing Your Garage

Blue Sky Builders garage soundproofing and insulationA garage is an ideal place for homeowners to participate in activities that may be considered too loud inside a house. Holding band practice, cheering on your favorite team, or having a party can be noisy pursuits that may be enjoyed in a garage. However, while your garage is part of your private property, large amounts of noise could be distracting to your neighbors. To address this issue, soundproofing garage renovations may be the answer.

Soundproofing a Garage Door

A garage door is a large entry and exit way that provides a channel for sound to escape very easily. The addition of insulation to a garage door will decrease the amount of sound that can get out. A well-insulated garage is an investment that would not only keep sound inside the home, but it can also help prevent cold temperatures from creeping in. Whatever the occasion may be, an insulated garage door can help make your garage an ideal location during any time of the year. 
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Tips for Increasing Your Garage’s Storage Space

Blue Sky Builders garage renovation storage spacePersonal items and property seem to get lost in the shuffle much too easily nowadays, and in many garages, important goods may accidentally become mixed with products that should be discarded. This may occur in your garage if you do not think a certain item will be in the garage for very long, or you may think your garage has more storage space than what is actually available. While every homeowner would love the luxury of having a bigger garage, a massive construction job may not be financially feasible, and there may be constraints based on the size of the property. In these cases, there are a variety of other garage customization options that can use space-saving tactics to provide you with a brand-new outlook on your garage. If you are looking to add more storage space in your garage, you should consider the following:
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Creating the Perfect Garage Bar

Blue Sky Builders garage bar renovationBeing able to host parties in the comfort of one’s garage is a dream that many individuals have in common. Whether they take place in winter, summer, fall, or spring, events and get-togethers can be a great way to enjoy time with friends and family. Many people also enjoy spending personal time in their own “home away from home” that is only a few steps away. The addition of a bar is a great form of garage renovation, allowing a homeowner to rearrange the layout of the garage and add other necessities. Before the remodeling begins, discussing your options with a professional builder can help you figure out the best course of action.   
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3 Simple Ideas for Customizing Your Garage

Blue Sky Builders custom garage ideasWhen we think of custom garages, we tend to think of elaborate, high-tech designs which are likely to come with a high cost. However, there are many ways to customize your garage at a low price by using simple techniques. In many cases, these can be accomplished by reorganizing your garage and taking advantage of minimalist design styles. If you are looking for easy ways to customize your garage, here are a few ideas: Read more

Blue Sky Builders Earns 2017 BBB Complaint Free Award

Blue Sky Builders 2017 BBB Complaint Free AwardBlue Sky Builders (BSB) is happy to announce earning the 2017 Better Business Bureau (BBB) Complaint Free Award. To achieve this award, our Downers Grove garage building company was required to receive zero complaints in 2017. This marks the 6th year that Blue Sky Builders has won this award and is a reflection of the work and customer service that Blue Sky Builders prides itself on since 1979. BBB has also accredited Blue Sky Builders with an A+ rating which deems that BSB has excelled in the factors that the Better Business Bureau considers most important to customers.
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How to Clean Up Melted Snow in Your Garage

Blue Sky Image (3)As the sun begins to stay in the sky for just a little longer each day, the winter weather slowly starts to fade away in the Chicagoland area. As the snow melts, your garage may become damaged due to the excess water. However, there are a number of tactics you can tackle in order to clean up any messes made in your garage and prevent any damages from happening in the future.  Read more

Protect Your Garage From Melting Snow and Ice Build Up

blue-sky-imageThe winter months bring weather that may resemble a beautiful snow globe, but in reality, the cold temperatures can be very dangerous if precautions are not taken. For instance, icicles that form on your roof and garage can become sharp and potentially fall and hurt someone if not removed properly. There are a number of ways you can protect your garage from melting snow and ice build up that forms due to the cold weather spreading across Illinois.

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Transform Your Garage This Thanksgiving

blue-sky-imageMake your garage space a place to give thanks this holiday season and transform it into a welcoming area for those in your community to gather on Thanksgiving. Discover a few ways that you can transform your garage into the location that gives back this year.
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