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Yes, Epoxy Flooring is Worth the Cost. Here's Why

Posted by Ben Bennett

Apr 26, 2016 7:30:00 AM

If you're looking to upgrade the look and function of your garage floors, you've probably considered an epoxy coating. During your research, you may have discovered that epoxy coatings are not the cheapest way to improve the look of your floors.

The overall cost will depend on a number of factors, including the square footage, color and if repairs are needed in the concrete before the epoxy is applied. According to HomeAdvisor.com, most homeowners spent between $1,100 and $2,400 for an epoxy floor coating.

While the cost is significant, it’s well worth it. Here's why.

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Topics: epoxy floor coatings

Are Epoxy Floor Coatings Safe?

Posted by Ben Bennett

Apr 19, 2016 7:30:00 AM

Epoxy floors look sleek and offer durable, long lasting protection for your floor. But are the associated fumes and chemicals safe for your family?

There are some fumes and chemicals but absolutely nothing hazardous. The products used in epoxy floor coating are no stronger than a can of paint you can buy at Home Depot! Read on for more information about having an epoxy floor installed in a basement or garage.

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Topics: epoxy floor coatings

Organize Your Gardening Tools Smarter This Spring

Posted by Ben Bennett

Apr 12, 2016 7:30:00 AM

It's springtime! The temperatures are warming up, the days are longer and it's time to break out the gardening tools and spruce up your yard. Do you know where your tools are? Have they been hiding somewhere in the dark recesses of your garage where they've been gathering dust all winter? Are they tossed randomly behind your garage where they're exposed to the elements? Keep all your gardening essentials in easy reach at all times and protect them from sun, wind, and other damage when you install an improved wall storage system.

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Topics: Garage Storage

The Genius Garage Organization Idea You've Got to Try

Posted by Ben Bennett

Apr 5, 2016 7:30:00 AM

When you walk into your garage, what do you see? Of course, you probably see your car or truck first, but garages are also notorious for storing big, bulky items that sit on the floor and take up valuable space. Reclaim your garage with the genius organization idea you've got to try - overhead garage storage.

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Topics: Garage Storage

5 Unique Ways to Store Your Tools

Posted by Ben Bennett

Mar 24, 2016 7:30:00 AM

Is your garage cluttered with the tools you need to fix the car, repair your home or manage your landscaping? Then you probably have trouble finding the screwdriver you need to fix a loose doorknob or making space to fix your child's bike tire. Take back your space with five unique garage storage ideas that clear your clutter and organize all the tools you own.

 

Hang Magnetic Strips

Metal items, particularly small drill bits, nails or screwdrivers, easily get lost among the tool clutter on your garage shelving or floor. Hang magnetic strips on the walls, inside cabinet doors, along shelf edges or above your workbench. The strips keep similar items organized together in one spot and help you quickly find what you need.

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Topics: Garage Storage

6 Storage Solutions for Cluttered Garages

Posted by Ben Bennett

Mar 17, 2016 7:30:00 AM

Everyone knows that a garage is designed for storage, right? So why can't you find anything in yours? Now's a great time to reclaim your garage and implement six storage solutions that help you tackle clutter and get organized.
 

Overhead Garage Storage

Garage floor space is at a premium, especially if you want to park your car in there. It's time to look up and put the ceiling to work. Overhead racks hold bulky items like kayaks, skis and surfboards. They can also organize seasonal snow removal or gardening items you don't need all the time. With a few sturdy hooks, install racks that remove items from the floor and instantly clean up your garage.
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Topics: Garage Storage

The Top 5 Reasons You Should Hire a Professional Epoxy Floor Installer

Posted by Ben Bennett

Mar 17, 2016 7:30:00 AM

DIY is popular, but there are some jobs you should leave to the pros. A professional epoxy flooring  installer has the right materials and skills to make your floor look its best and last for years. A few reasons to go with the pro:
 

1. They'll properly prepare your surface.

To assure that your epoxy will adhere fully and smoothly, the surface needs to be clean, dry and free from dust. Aprofessional installer will take care of the prep to ensure that the epoxy has the ideal surface to bond. Our professional installers work efficiently and effectively, giving your floor the thorough prep required. The result is a better looking floor that lasts longer.
 
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Topics: Garage Flooring, epoxy floor coatings

Make Your Garage Storage More Efficient

Posted by Ben Bennett

Mar 10, 2016 7:30:00 AM

Is your garage a black hole for all the random items you're not sure where to put anywhere else or think you might need one day? The extra blender, vacuum attachments or ice skates all get tossed in your garage until one day you realize you can't find anything or even park your car inside. It's time to organize your belongings, reduce clutter, create a suitable work space and boost your garage's efficiency.

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Topics: Garage Storage

Why You Need a Wall Organization System This Year

Posted by Ben Bennett

Feb 25, 2016 8:00:00 AM

When it comes to making resolutions, New Year's or otherwise, most people focus on two primary categories: Losing weight and getting more organized. At Boston Garage, we can help you with one of those resolutions!

If you have a garage or other work or storage area that's being underused or under-utilized, it's not nearly as difficult as you might think it is to reorganize that space and even repurpose it if you like. Custom garage storage systems like shelving and cabinets are ideal solutions for any extra area, including garages, sheds and basements, helping you make the most of the space you have by moving areas off the floor and up to eye level, so you can be more organized and relaxed in your living space.

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5 Steps to a Totally Transformed Garage

Posted by Ben Bennett

Feb 18, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Your garage represents a lot of prime real estate, space you could be using to lead a more organized, more relaxing and more productive life. Yet if you're like most people with garage space, you're probably not taking advantage of all that extra square footage – and you may even be using it to indulge your pack rat tendencies.
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Topics: Garage Flooring, Garage Storage

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