It never fails. You’ve just finished a new project or sanded down an old piece of furniture to restore it and everybody you talk to tells you to use something else as the finish. The problem is, all finishes are NOT created equal, and what works best on one project might prove a disaster for … Read more
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A garage is a room of endless possibilities. It can be anything from a workspace full of tools for auto repair, woodworking, yard work, DIY projects, to a home gym, man cave, or storage room. Just because most garages have unfinished walls with drywall, tape, and mud, doesn’t mean yours should stay that way. Not … Read more
Back in the early days of automobiles, owners would store their vehicles in stables or sheds. These were the precursors to garages and the source of our dismissive mentality towards them. Those who didn’t own cars often used these spaces as storage, filling them to the brim with holiday decorations and old furniture. This began … Read more
Building a garage isn’t as easy as it first might seem. In fact, the single biggest mistake made is in underestimating the amount of space needed. Whether you’re designing a custom home, adding on a garage, or buying a house and aren’t sure if your vehicle will fit, this guide will give you a firmer … Read more
Concrete has a long history of use, from the arena in Rome (dubbed the Coliseum after the Colossus statue that once stood in front) to modern day sidewalks and building supports. Its popularity and durability has reached the point that many homeowners now have concrete floors in their homes. We’ll explain not just how to … Read more
One of those important life lessons we always wish someone taught us before starting a DIY project is how to properly paint a room. You will either be painting over a new wall or a previous paint job, and both of these will require a good primer to get the most out of your paint. … Read more
It’s a common scene in fiction: A person walks into a workshop or smithy. The room is dark, smoky, and lit mainly by a few faint lamps or tube lights, with red hues dancing about the walls from a forge. Now try to picture yourself working in a similar environment. In truth, most forges and … Read more
Over the years, garages have become far more than a simple place to store your car. Residential garages have become additional living or storage space, sometimes abandoning their original purpose entirely. Taking advantage of garage flooring options such as tiles can make this space even cozier and the following are some of the best garage … Read more
One of the most neglected rooms in your home is the garage. This space can have many functions beyond housing a car, such as storage, workshop, home gym, or music room. Adding in a finished ceiling is an inexpensive way to give this space a more hospitable appeal and turn it into a more functional … Read more
Once upon a time, people added basements and attic spaces to their homes to create additional storage space. As generations passed, these extra rooms began to see more and more activity. Nowadays, it’s common to have a finished basement or attic that functions as additional living space. This new use for basements comes with a … Read more