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5 Ways You Should Show Some Love To Your Garage

Does your garage need a little tender love and care? The garage is often a part of the house that we neglect when it comes to updates and cleaning because the stresses of cleaning the actual house can be too much. We will share some tips today to help you be sure that you show your garage the love that it really needs.

 

Update the Paint

If the inside of your garage is unpainted or the current paint is old and chipping, think about renewing it with a new coat of bright, fresh paint. Whether you choose a color that’s bold or something a little more subtle, this is a great way to show your garage a little love. Depending on the size of your garage, this can be a very cost effective update, too, and one that will add a bit of value to your house.

 

Add Shelves

Adding a shelving unit to your garage is a great way to show it some love and increase the functionality. Depending on the amount of space you have and the quantity of items that need storage, you can decide what size unit is best. If you have a small garage, try to get a shelving unit that maximizes the amount of space you have! Shelving units are available at most stores, so feel free to browse around until you found one that fits your needs. When you combine a shelving unit with stacking plastic bins and hooks, you’ll find that you can greatly increase the amount of storage you can get out of your garage.

 

Update the Floor

The floor of the garage is something that often gets neglected. Installing new flooring in your garage is a great way to update the look of the garage because it will make the whole garage look more put together! This can also be a quick project depending on the type of floor you decide to go with. There are professionals who can install flooring or epoxy on your floor, and when you go with a professional you can expect better quality and results that will be long-lasting. But If you don’t want the expense of letting a professional do it, you could always paint the concrete floor or coat it in epoxy yourself.

 

Establish a Cleaning Schedule

Sometimes the garage can become a "catch-all" for overflow stuff that does not have a place in your home. The shelving units mentioned previously will help to organize your stuff, but having a cleaning schedule will help ensure that the garage is always spick and span! Don’t be afraid to sell or throw out items that you don’t need anymore. By getting rid of things you don’t want and don’t need, you’ll make it easier to store and utilize the things that you do love and need.

 

Update the Garage Doors

A lot of people have old garage doors. If this is your case, consider updating your garage doors to give the exterior of your garage an entirely new look. If your garage door is functioning just fine, but looks a little dingy, there are solutions for that. You can pressure wash it to blast away the grime that’s accumulated over the years, and you can also refresh the external paint to freshen up the appearance of you home from the curb. With small efforts, you can make the garage door look like new!

 

The tips we have shared are easy to implement and cost-effective. Your garage is sure to feel the love when you are finished implementing these tips!

 

Featured image courtesy of Immaculate Garage.
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Why Should I Worry About the Upkeep of My Home?

Keeping up with the constant work that your home needs may be exhausting, and you may wonder why you need to keep doing it. As long as your home is mostly presentable, does it really matter if you are keeping everything up to date? Actually, it does, and here are a few reasons you should be persistent about it.

Aesthetic Appearance

Even if your home is mostly presentable, if you let the little things go, it will build up. Just a few paint chips may not seem like a big problem, but those paint chips can be indicative of a bigger problem. You will feel better if your home is well taken care of, so taking care of the little things will not only improve the overall appearance, it will help you relax in your home even more.

Avoid Dangerous Problems

If you have an older heater or you ever use propane indoors, you need to keep the appliances in good repair and have them inspected regularly. When they aren’t properly ventilated, they can build up carbon monoxide in your home, which will kill you. You should also install a carbon monoxide detector, which will alert you to any problems before you start exhibiting symptoms. It isn’t a lot of work, but it can save your life.

Save Money

Money is one of the biggest reasons that people don’t want to keep up on repairs, but neglect can actually drain your wallet faster than anything else. The longer you let problems go in your home, the more it is going to cost to fix them, especially if they make your home uninhabitable while making repairs. In contrast, if you catch a problem early on, you can usually make repairs fairly cheaply or you can replace whatever if malfunctioning without having to deal with any of the fallout damage that will come from it breaking entirely.

Security

If your home is in good condition, you are less likely to have someone break in, because they won’t be able to. A house with a neglected yard is a prime target for thieves, especially if they can tell that things on the inside are worth a lot. Make sure you keep up with your landscaping and any outbuildings you have to prevent giving criminals good places to hide or access your home from.

Taking care of your home may seem like a chore, but it is worth it, in the long run, to keep up with the little things. If you don’t do it now, you’ll do it later after you have suffered for your neglect.

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Attention to Detail: Signs Your Home Might Need Some Maintenance

Home is where the heart is, but sometimes peace is disrupted by unpredictable issues that require your immediate attention. Making sure that you take care of your home inside and out to maintain the look and its structural integrity is incredibly important. Here are four signs that you should look for when your home requires maintenance to keep your home in tip-top shape.

AC Unit

To ensure a cool summer, your AC unit should be one of your top priorities to keep up with. To prevent problems, never ignore are poor airflow or lack of cool air coming from vents, especially if your AC should be running. Whenever this happens, you should contact either the manufacturer or a reputable AC company to take a look as soon as possible. The strain on your unit could cause failures in the compression, and if it is left untreated, your unit may need to be replaced. Also, listen for strange noises coming from the AC. Clanking or banging noises are indicators that there is a major problem that should be addressed before a larger issue appears.

Termites

Pests, in general, can be annoying to deal with, but termites come with a lot more problems than other pests do. According to Proforce Pest Control, a single colony infestation can contain up to a million termites, constantly eating away at the wood in your home. That isn’t something to mess around with. One of the most obvious signs of termites is mud tunnels leading from the ground and connecting to your foundation. This is where the termites are entering. If you see any of these, don’t break them. Instead, call a pest control company immediately. The faster you act, then less damage your home will sustain.  

Cracked Paint

While cracked paint doesn’t necessarily indicate severe damage, you do need to repair it. Not only is cracked and peeling paint unattractive, but the paint also protects the wood underneath. Without the paint, the wood may be more susceptible to damage or discoloration. If you have cracked or peeling paint, make sure that it isn’t the result of a problem like excessive humidity. You should repaint or refinish the area as soon as possible to protect the surface and keep your home looking nice.

Home Siding

Your home siding is an important home feature that you shouldn’t ever neglect. Not only does your siding make your home look nice, but it also protects the outside of your home from damage and pests. If you notice that your home’s siding has started to warp, rot, loosen or crack, you should replace it immediately. If you have experience replacing siding, you can fix it yourself, or you can get a professional.

Our homes are where we create our fondest memories with loved ones and friends. Making sure that your home is safe and sound is very important, so don’t neglect the upkeep of your home. You don’t need to be paranoid, but make sure you keep an eye on areas that may be susceptible to problems.