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Three things to do in your Garage in September

Friday, August 15th, 2014

garage floor


After a busy summer of vacations, lawn mowing, gardening and having the kids underfoot, how does your garage look?  Is it cluttered with outdoor “toys” and other summer stuff?  Is the garage floor dusty, pitted and cracked? Can you even park your car there? Do you want to?

Starting with a professionally installed decorative concrete coating, the Garage Store can transform your garage from the ground up.  Adding cabinets, overhead storage racks, and even upgraded lighting can add much-needed usable space to your home.

Once your garage has been converted from a dusty, cluttered catch-all to a beautiful open space, here are a few things you can do there:

  1. Host a Labor Day party.  Because the floor will now be dust-free and the space opened up, you will have room for friends and family to congregate.  Don’t worry If a drink gets spilled or a plate of food dropped, cleanup will be a breeze, just use a damp cloth on the smooth, non-porous surface.


  1. Use the garage as an “after school” hangout for the kids.  While the days are still pleasant, having a place for your children and their friends to hang out is a great use of this semi-outdoor space. The bonus: you will keep the commotion out of your house for a bit longer.


  1. Park your car!  After all, this is the stated use of your garage space.  And consider this; it won’t be too long before the bad weather sets in.  Just think how nice it will be to get into your car in the dead of winter without having to brush and scrape the ice and snow off.

These are just a few of the things you will be able to do in your garage after it has been turned into a functional “extra room.”  One more thing:  A renovated garage can actually add value to your home when it comes time to sell.