The garage is one of the places you toss stuff when company is about to arrive. And once out of sight, you often forget what’s missing … proving you probably didn’t need the stuff anyways. That’s why it’s a good idea to include cleaning out your garage as one of your annual cleaning/organizing projects. When … Read More
When buying a house, most people don't focus on the garage beyond it's size. But once you move in, garages tend to take on a life of their own. You can see that in the variety of articles we have on garages and sheds used for storage, hobbies and more ... and no, I rarely do I put a car in my garage.
Most houses come with a garage capable of storing 1, 2 or more cars. If your house doesn't have a garage, you might enjoy this popular article, Is Building a Garage Addition a Smart Investment?
Garages Have Many Uses (and Sheds Too)
Here are some of our favorite articles with ideas for your garage:
Building a garage addition can be an expensive home addition. A garage addition might be cheaper than other home additions but the question is whether the value justifies the cost for space that will only be used to store cars and/or stuff. If you’re thinking about building a garage addition, here are some of the … Read More
While garages are designed to hold cars, roughly half the time we use the garage for other things. Often we use the garage for storage so there isn’t enough room for the cars. Growing up in the northeast, we didn’t understand why three car garages were so popular. That is, until we moved to California. Then we had to … Read More
A shed used to be a simple outbuilding where you could tend to potted plants, prepare other plants for the garden, store yard tools and equipment, and maybe get a little peace and quiet from the household. But now, there are many shed ideas for almost anything you want. (Read: Top 15 Landscaping Trends) Some simple … Read More
If your garage getting out of hand, you’re not alone. Allstate says that a cluttered garage can even be a fire hazard. Although it’s often one of the biggest spaces of a house, it’s still fairly common to see a vehicle sitting in the driveway because the garage is just too full. That’s when you … Read More
DIY garage organization isn’t an urban legend. It really is possible, no matter what you use your garage for. It doesn’t have to be bare except for a car and a gas can. Even if your garage houses your washer and dryer, a host of garden tools, kids’ toys, and holiday decorations, you can store … Read More
The home renovations covered in Remodeling’s Cost vs Value survey offer homeowners insight into the cost and resale value of specific home improvements. In this article from Newsday, about renovations that return good value, Overhead Doors, a manufacturer and exclusive distributor of their own garage door products, shares data from the Cost vs Value report. Homeowners … Read More
Barns and sheds are part of our American culture. They evoke different feelings in each of us and they can teach us a lot. While driving around southern NH taking photos of pumpkins and scarecrows, there were some great barns too. While pumpkin colors are bright and beautiful, the barns are majestic in their size, … Read More
We all live differently, which means we use our homes differently so what do you store in your garage? Once upon a time as a new homeowner, I probably kept my car in the garage as there wasn’t much else besides a small push lawn mower. As the years slipped by, it seems like we … Read More
In theory a garage is for your car but very few people have room in their garage as they use it to store things and for activity centers that don’t fit in the house. You might have a ping pong table like my home in California where we don’t have basements. A homeowner handyman is … Read More