April is National Garage Organization Month
No more excuses. The expert entity known as “they” have designated April as the official month to tackle the clutter that is keeping you from parking your car in its rightful spot inside the garage.
If the idea of purging, cleaning and organizing after a long winter of just stowing stuff anywhere it fits is overwhelming, take a step back and relax. A fresh perspective can help transform this annual spring cleaning chore into a fun home improvement project.
RCS – Carolina wanted to share some organization tips with you, starting with doors and floors.
Garage Doors Make a Grand Entrance
Investing in your home is always beneficial. An investment such as a nice garage door is proclaimed as a major home upgrade, and smiled upon by realtors advocating the value of “curb appeal.” With that being said, it is important to choose a door that fits your home’s architectural style, letting the exterior details on your home influence the look of the garage door you select.
The atmosphere inside your garage space can be greatly enhanced with the addition of light-inviting windows. The temperature inside your garage will be greatly affected by the door as well. If you plan on using the garage as a workshop or recreation space, or have a room above or adjacent to your garage, you should take into consideration the thickness of the garage door and the R-value. R-value is a measurement of the thermal efficiency of a door. The higher the R-value, the better insulated the door is. Insulation can also help dampen noise from the garage.
The number one improvement you can do to transform the interior of your garage door is sealing the concrete floor.
Concrete Stains and Paints:
Masonry sealers are designed to infiltrate the pores of the concrete for a waterproofing effect. Many sealers can both stain and seal the concrete, creating a stronger surface and providing incredible visual effects.
Floor Tile Systems:
Interlocking tiling systems can be snapped together or apart for a quick and easy installation. With this system, you don’t need any tools or need to worry about fumes and glues. A single garage bay can be “repaved” in an hour or so, and if you choose to move, the tiles can easily be picked up. Most garages are level, but you’ll want to be sure that yours doesn’t have dips in it before you invest in tiles.
Squares of indoor/outdoor carpeting can help hide unsightly stains, or protect a nice floor from leaks. Adhesive squares are a nice option that allows you to customize your colors and quickly create a floor that is friendly underfoot and eye-catching.
At the top of the market are the commercially applied epoxy and polyuria finishes that effectively bond with the concrete and seal the floor. These are manufactured and designed specifically for the garage market, and come in a variety of attractive colors and finishes.