Category Archives: Garage Storage

A Solar Carport Offers Shelter and Energy Savings

solar carport

Many people dream of “going off the grid”, to live a life less dependent upon bureaucracy and infrastructure.  Although installing a solar carport is not a 100% answer to the “gridless” dream, for some it is one way to at least relieve some of the burden of energy costs at home. Carport solar energy is an easily realized venture.  In California, recognizing the acres of roofed cap parks and other large expanses, solar panels were installed to generate power on the otherwise non-productive structures.  With the surge in hybrid cars in California carport solar recharging stations are a convenience for … Continue reading

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Portable Carport – Benefits, Types, and Costs

prefab carport

A portable carport may be a quick and inexpensive storage solution for homes lacking a garage. Portable carports have many benefits, there is a type for any need, and carport prices are a fraction of what an enclosed garage might cost, especially if the stored items do not need to be completely protected from the weather. Simply put, vehicles such as RVs, trailered boats, and larger riding mowers simply look less obtrusive if parked under a carport. In fact, many home owners associations have regulations which prohibit parking exposed RVs and boats – at minimum, many HOAs require at least … Continue reading

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Garage Ceiling Storage – Overhead Storage is Really Looking Up

garage overhead rack for ceiling storage

Garage storage ideas and solutions are not limited to the floors or the vertical walls.  There is a “fifth wall” that is rarely used for tucking away infrequently used items. That, of course, is the overhead space. Garage ceiling storage can be accommodated with a wide variety of options that fit any storage need. Most people think of storage as a “ground-based” affair, mounting shelves to the walls, or placing cabinetry on floors. In a typical garage, one may find pegboard as a half-hearted nod to organizing the space. But much of a garage’s space is wasted, and that is … Continue reading

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DIY Garage Shelving Plans For a Sleek, Chrome Custom Look

chrome gridwall panel

Often when homeowners think of custom garage shelving plans they see dollar signs instead. Believe it or not, there are some great DIY ways to get a modern industrial look with lots of chrome and character without breaking the bank. In this article you will find several tips on getting some great garage shelving ideas for pennies on the dollar. The functionality and versatility that can be obtained by your own custom garage shelves are amazing. After all, a garage is to be used and not just stared at. If you are tired of sagging shelving or just want to … Continue reading

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Bike Racks for Garage Storage – Choosing the Best For You

freestanding bike stand

Bikes are commonly stored in garages, but often become inaccessible or take up too much space. There are some great choices in bike racks for garage storage and this article will outline the pros and cons of the best ones on the market today. Before even considering garage bike racks, there are some questions that need to be answered. Who is using it? How often will it be used? Is space a consideration? Arming yourself with just the answers to these few simple questions can mean the difference between choosing a great garage rack that really helps or just a … Continue reading

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