Posts Tagged ‘your space organized’

Get the Car in the Garage this Year

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

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82% of homes have 2-car garages, or larger, yet only 15% use their garage to park their cars inside.

While garages serve many different purposes, the primary function of the garage is to house cars.  However, for approximately 1 out of 4 Americans, the garage is so cluttered and disorganized it can’t fit even one car.

A  survey done by Gladiator GarageWorks, a leader in garage organization and storage systems, “found that one out of five homeowners have actually gotten into an argument with their spouse about the organizational state of their garage.”

Big Investment

A car is a very large investment for most people.  The average cost of a new car or truck in the U.S. is $33,560.  A vehicle is likely worth much more than the “stuff” stored in the garage.

Parking your car in the garage shelters it from bad weather, preserves the car’s value, protects it from vandalism or theft, avoids accidental damage, and best of all, it can lower your insurance premiums.  Additionally, an uncluttered front of the house could potentially improve curb appeal and increase your home’s value.

It’s time to get the car in the garage.

Get a Game Plan

The garage may mean different things to homeowners.  The Gladiator GarageWorks survey found:

  • – 27% of people use the garage for hobbies.
  • – 23% of people use the garage to work on cars.
  • – 19% of people use the garage for a hobby, such as woodworking or carpentry.
  • – 13% of people use the garage for exercise or sports.

It’s possible to continue to use the garage for the activity of your choice, but the bottomline is that it’s also time to use the garage for what it’s designed for, parking the car.

Three out of four homeowners surveyed said they wished that they had a better organized garage with better storage solutions.

It’s not as overwhelming as you think.  Take it step-by-step and you will soon have an orderly garage that can be used for your activites, storage, and your car.

Organize into “Zones” – Begin by visualizing “zones” with specific areas for sports equipment, tools, lawn equipment, etc.  Once this is established it is easier to start planning the space and organizing.

Wipe Out the Waste – One of the biggest issues with garage organization is the clutter. The garage tends to become a “catchall” for the things that have no space in the home or things people don’t want to donate or trash. Most homeowners have no idea what is even in the garage.  Get touch on deciding what to keep and what to toss, then call a local donation center, toss it in the trash, or have a garage sale.  Get rid of the junk you don’t need.

Maximize the Space – There are a variety of storage solutions available to take advantage of every square inch of the garage.  From overhead storage racks, to car storage racks, to wall hook and basket systems and shelves, the options are great.

Get Organized in 2018

The team at Garage Store can help you visualize the storage options and our professionals can determine how to best use the space you have to organize your things and get your car in the garage.

The garage doesn’t have to be an embarrassing mess!

 



Garage Store is a designer and installer of custom garage organization solutions and concrete coating systems. We are proud to be the approved Gladiator GarageWorks designer and installer for Illinois. We offer full service insured professional in-house contractors for drywall, painting, organization installs and concrete coating systems.  Free Estimates available.

 

Storing Hockey Gear in the Garage [INFOGRAPHIC]

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

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Storing Hockey Gear In The Garage from Pro Stock Hockey, an online hockey store offering authentic
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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.

Garage Store – Not Just for Your Garage

Friday, January 20th, 2017

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At Garage Store Illinois, our mission is to help people organize their space with quality products.  We design and install organization solutions and we provide concrete coating systems.

While our name is Garage Store, we go beyond just the garage.  Any area of your home, office or warehouse will benefit from being more organized.  Our epoxy coatings make concrete floors less dusty, healthier and much easier to clean.

In fact, your garage is just the beginning!

Classrooms/Instructional Centers

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When you think about it, classrooms get a lot of abuse.  There are dozens of students coming through on a daily basis.  When you have a room that needs organizing, but also needs to hold up to a lot of wear and tear Gladiator GarageWorks storage solutions may be the perfect option.  This classroom has a combination of Wall Gear Boxes and Modular Gear Drawers with Modular Maple Tops.  This option doesn’t just provide adequate storage; it also provides a heavy-duty workspace.

 

Basement Flooring
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A customer in Plainfield, IL had a massive flood in her basement.  The basement was carpeted and the flood destroyed the carpet and padding.  After having it removed she wanted a flooring solution that would be durable, yet attractive.  Using our Epoxy, Polyurea and Polyaspartic Concrete Coating System, we provided a flooring option that is attractive and easy to clean – a great alternative to bare concrete, tile, carpet or laminate. The best part is it won’t pop up, peel, or have to be removed if the basement floods in the future.

 

Office Area

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Offices (either at home or off-site) are areas that need work spaces and good storage options.  Modular Gear Boxes with a Modular Maple top are a versatile and useful option for this home office that will last a lifetime.

 

Laundry Room

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Ask anyone who does the family’s laundry and they will tell you how important storage and a good workspace are for this usually neglected area.  Gladiator GarageWorks storage systems are versatile and functional, providing not only a place to fold laundry, but sturdy storage solutions that will make a trip to the laundry room a pleasure.

 

Patios/Porches

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Creating a floor that will hold up to the elements – including motor oil, gasoline and winter salt – is what we do and it is a perfect solution for a garage. However, that same flooring system works for any outdoor concrete surface as well. Whether it is a patio, porch or driveway, our exterior coatings are a fantastic solution to cracked or pitted surfaces. The bonus is that our exterior concrete coatings will cost less than tearing out and re-pouring new concrete.

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Look around your house, office, school or warehouse. Are there areas that could use more storage, a better workspace or alternative flooring?   If so, give Garage Store Illinois a call at (847) 428-8862