Posts Tagged ‘Garage Store’

Skip the Slips with Garage Store’s Stair Repair

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

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Whether you are planning to sell your home soon or just want to have one of the most attractive homes in your neighborhood, curb appeal is important.  Picking just the right shade of blue, red, green (or other color) for the front door often starts the process. For many, adding the right plants and having a well-manicured lawn completes it.

But what about your front porch?

Most houses today are built with the same boring grey cement porch and steps.  Over time the cement may become pitted, cracked and stained.  Adding a Welcome mat does little to enhance the look of the dreary porch.

While tearing out and rebuilding an ugly porch is expensive, messy and disruptive, revitalizing an existing porch with a commercial grade UV-stable concrete coating installed by Garage Store may be the perfect solution.  These outdoor coatings are designed to handle harsh winters, hot summers and pounding rain.

These coatings resist fading and come in an almost infinite array of colors – designed to coordinate with your siding, your door and even the plants in your yard.

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But why stop at the front porch?

Continuing the coating down the sidewalk or on your patio will add even more of a “punch” of color and beauty to your property.  The concrete coatings are not only beautiful, but can repair cracks and pits, providing a surface that is safe and comfortable to walk on. The coatings also reduce the risk of slip and falls, which will make your homeowner insurance agent happy.

Call Garage Store today at (847) 428-8862 to hear how you can enhance the curb appeal of your home – economically and without the disruption of tearing out your existing concrete.

The Best Father’s Day Gift Ever

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

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Whether your father is a golfer, a gardener or a “gearhead,” the one thing that will warm his heart (and maybe convince him to raise your allowance) is a clean and organized garage.

During the Spring, Christmas decorations, snow shovels and winter gear are often moved over to accommodate gardening tools, the lawn mower, bicycles and other warm weather gear. The winter is also a time when some things get dumped in the garage—just to get them out of the house. This can make the garage a really big mess.

If your dad’s car has been relegated to the driveway because of all of that “stuff,” he would probably appreciate a clean and tidy garage—one that has room for his car.

The best way to clean the garage is step-by-step:

  1. Pull everything out of the garage and evaluate.
  2. Throw out anything that is broken or not worth saving.
  3. Move things back into the house that should be there.
  4. Donate things that are no longer needed, but still usable, e.g. the tricycle that junior has outgrown.

Now it is time to evaluate what is left and figure out the best storage solutions. It is also time to decide on how the garage will be used.

Does dad like to work in the garage? Consider a work bench and cabinet system.  Is he a gardener? There are many options for storing gardening tools.  Does he like to entertain? An epoxy floor coating will make the space more like a room.  Adding an all-weather refrigerator will give the family a place to store extra food and beverages for those family gatherings and parties.

No matter what your dad likes to do – even if it is just finding space to park his car – Garage Store has the answers. Stop by our store or browse our website for ideas that will make your garage the envy of all your neighbors, and give dad the best Father’s Day gift ever!

Resolve to Take Back Your Garage in 2017

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Garage Organization and Storage and Flooring

There are only a few days of 2016 left before we welcome in another new year.  With 2017 just around the corner and everyone making their New Year’s Resolutions it may be time to finally commit to getting that garage in order.

At Garage Store we can handle the job and get your stuff in order, get your area clean and usable, and protect your vehicle from the weather. We have many options. Select the right ones and you may be surprised at how spacious, functional and beautiful it can be.

Flooring

Garage Store is the Chicagoland leader in the floor coating industry.  Our systems provide a high quality, stain-resistant surface that is easy to clean.  The floor coating covers up the porous concrete, making the floor resistant to dirt, bacteria and stains.  Coating your garage floor with our system will provide you superior surface protection that will last a lifetime.

Organization Systems

Get your things organized and out of sight with our wall and floor cabinet solutions.  Based on your space and what you need to store, we can design a system that will work for you.  Our professional installation service and products are unmatched by others on the market and is guaranteed. You are never left with a product that does not meet your standards. Get organized and stay organized with our durable systems.  Our products are designed to withstand the test of time and any harsh environment and temperature extremes.

Overhead Storage

If your garage is on the smaller side, overhead storage may be the best solution.  We have both stationary and adjustable racks that hang from the ceiling, giving you the floor space you need while keeping your things organized and stored away. They stay readily available when you need them.   Our shelves can be adjusted to any height and size.

Garage Accessories

For those who use their garage as a workspace, entertaining space, or for any purpose besides parking your car, we offer a huge selection of accessories that will make anything you do in your garage more functional and enjoyable.

From refrigerators, freezers, lighting solutions, tool storage and more, we have just about anything you can think of or want to make your space great.  Check out our online photo gallery and our catalog for more information and ideas, we provide free estimates and we are certain we can help you make your garage great.

For more ideas, please enjoy our slideshow:

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What to Expect When You Are Expecting Us to do Your Floors [INFOGRAPHIC]

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

 

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Garage Store concrete coatings expand the usefulness and functionality of any floor space. Whether it’s a garage, basement, porch, patio, inside, outside, residential or commercial we can provide a system that is high-quality, stain-resistant and easy to clean.

Garage Store is committed to providing you with safer and healthier living spaces that are beautiful and easy to clean. We also offer various textured surfaces and ant-slip media options that are broadcast into the topcoat for maximum surface grip performance.

We are unique because we will help you create a floor that is perfect for you and your needs. We have several different colors and blends to choose from and you can select a coating that matches your personal or business style.

We provide free estimates so you know exactly what you will be paying.

Once you decide you are ready to get started, give us a call to schedule an estimate. One of our representatives will come out to see the space, get a few measurements and put together an estimate so you know exactly what it will cost.

When you have decided to pull the trigger, just call to schedule the job. Provided there are no surprises it usually takes 3 days to get it all done.

Once you have scheduled your time and date, clear the area of furniture, boxes, etc. Just make sure the area is clear and completely empty.

DAY ONE

On the first day we will grind the floors to a level surface and vacuum up the dust when we are done. We can then see and complete any repair work that needs to be taken are of, like filling in cracks, joints, etc. The area is now prepped.

DAY TWO

On the second day we will resurface the repaired areas and put down the base coat and the flake system.

DAY THREE

On the third and final day we will scrape up the excess flakes and vacuum them up. We will then apply the clear top coat.

The coating needs 48 hours to cure and dry completely. After this time you can then enjoy your new area and easy clean up.

 

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2016 Chicago Auto Show Garage Makeover Contest

Friday, February 12th, 2016

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Get your garage space organized!  Make it another room of the house with help from us.

Enter to win a Garage Makeover – February 13, 2016 to March 13, 2016

Register only through the link above and tell us how a Garage Makeover would change your life.

GRAND PRIZE:

  • Flooring System
  • Wall & Cabinet System
  • Overhead Storage
  • $5,000 Value

 

TWO RUNNERS UP

  • 4’ x 8 ‘ Overhead Storage Rack
  • $450 Value

Prizes include design and installation by Garage Store.


 

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Two Satisfied Customers in Park Ridge – How can we improve your garage?

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

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“My wife and I were looking to do some work with our garage, when we found out that our neighbors across the street were using the Garage Store.  We went over to take a look at the work that had been done and came away impressed with the results.  We decided to contact them directly to get a quote to finish the detached garage (put up drywall for walls/ceiling, Gladiator gear wall, attic ladder, shelving/cabinets and concrete coating).  The job was priced to specs and the cost was in line for the work required. 

 The Garage Store team handled the project well, had some great ideas including the heavy lift and addressed some issues that arose and the results were great! Quite a transformation with finished walls/ceiling, the new cabinets, more space adaptable accessories and brand new textured polymer floor that will last a lifetime – it all blends well with our house and paved driveway.

 We would recommend the Garage Store for their professionalism and quality service!!”

Rodger and Francine, Park Ridge, IL  

 

At the Garage Store, we always do our very best to exceed the expectations of our clients.  And word of mouth is one of our best sales strategies!  Because their neighbors were happy with the word we did, these folks gave us the chance to wow them also, and we did!

If you would like a garage  “makeover” that will impress your neighbors, give you a clean, dust-free environment and plenty of storage space – enough so that you can actually get your car(s) in the garage, please give us a call. We will give you an honest evaluation of your space. We know about products that you may have never considered, and can make recommendations for a functional and beautiful  space that will both impress and inspire your neighbors!

Call us today to hear more or check out our online specials.